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Sequence of Events During Implant Treatment in Lexington, MA

STEP 1: IMPLANT PLACEMENT
Using regular dental anesthetic, the surgeon lifts the gum tissue away and performs a precise and gentle technique to place the dental implant fixture into the jawbone. The gum is repositioned and sutured. Most patients experience no major discomfort after the procedure.

STEP 2: OSSEOINTEGRATION PERIOD
The dental implant fixture will be left undisturbed in the jawbone for a period of four to six months. During this time, the bone attaches to the implant and OSSEOINTEGRATION takes place. Depending on the case type, a temporary removable denture may be worn to preserve cosmetics, as shown at right.

STEP 3: ABUTMENT CONNECTION
Once osseointegration of the implant is complete, the surgeon exposes the top of the implant and attaches a post or abutment. This abutment passes through the gum and ultimately supports the new tooth.

STEP 4: FINAL PROSTHETIC RESTORATION
Your dentist will take an impression of the implant and will work with the lab technician to make the new implant-supported tooth, as per the original treatment plan. The final prosthetic tooth can be screwed to place or cemented. The new tooth is firmly anchored into the bone and gums, and will look and feel just like a natural tooth.
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