For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves one surgical procedure. In some cases, the implant can be placed the same day as the extraction. Then while the socket heals, the implant bonds to the bone, saving several months of healing time. If needed, your dentist will prepare a
temporary tooth or teeth to wear during the healing phase. Most patients can return to work or their daily routine the same day or the next day with littlediscomfort.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone in six to twelve weeks, the restorative phase begins. We will check the implant and in most cases, add an extension that is called an abutment. Then your dentist will take an impression and begin to fabricate the replacement teeth. In all esthetic situations, there will be temporary teeth so most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. We will schedule your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation every attempt will be made to see you the same day.
We try to stay on schedule to minimize waiting at the time of your appointment. Referral of emergency patients can cause delays to the schedule and your understanding and patience is very much appreciated.
In many cases your dentist will have sent us your x-rays and information prior to your visit. Please bring any information your dentist has given to you, such as:
- referral card or information
Additional Helpful Information
- a list of medications you are currently taking (please note that you can fill out your patient registration and medical history form)
- if you have dental insurance, please bring any forms or insurance cards with you to the appointment.
All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at the consultation appointment.
Please notify the office if you have a medical condition or concern prior to surgery (e.g. artificial heart valves or joints, heart murmurs requiring pre-medication, severe diabetes, or hypertension.)
Please call us at 818.788.6600 to schedule an appointment.