A small incision is made in the gum: the gum is lifted to one side which allows access to the jaw bone. The dentist then drills a small hole in the jawbone, ready for the placing of the implant. This hole is gradually enlarged to enable the implant to fit firmly and snugly.
The implant is then inserted into this hole and the gum replaced over this implant. It is stitched back in place and a protective cover placed over it to enable it to heal. A mini implant may be a better option in this case.
You may be given false teeth (crown, bridge or dentures) to wear during this time.
Around 6 weeks later, the dentist will then replace this with a permanent restoration.
Our West Windsor Dental Location
330 Princeton Hightstown Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550