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What is the Procedure for a Single Tooth Implant?



Before treatment, dental x-rays and, in some cases, a CT scan are done to determine the quality and quantity of the bone. This data is used to determine the best location for your dental implant. Bone grafting or adding bone to the area where the tooth has been lost is sometimes required to increase the long-term prognosis for the implant. Where single implants are being used side-by-side, it is essential to ensure adequate room between them so the implant crowns can be fabricated correctly.


Surgery is carried out under local anesthetic and requires a small incision in your gums to expose the underlying bone. We can offer pre-surgery medication for relaxation. Once the bone is exposed, it is prepared for the implant, which is then carefully inserted into its preplanned location. Sutures are used to close the site leaving the implant under the bone and gum to integrate into the existing jawbone for a time period determined by the doctor at the time of placement.

Healing abutment: After the Osseo-integration phase, the implant is uncovered surgically. A temporary healing abutment is attached to the dental implant before the gum is stitched closed. This second stage helps to shape the gum tissue. Shaping or managing the gum tissue provides the most hygienic and best aesthetic results. When your implant crown is placed, it will be surrounded by the gum tissue, which creates a pleasing barrier against bacteria that is easy to keep clean.


A dental implant can typically be inserted in a single-hour appointment, and recovery time is quick. Most people will feel perfect well enough to return to work or normal activities the very next day. It is not uncommon to feel zero discomfort after this procedure. Any discomfort should be easily controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.


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Call (508) 879-1100
60 Worcester Rd., Framingham, MA 01702
Call (508) 634-0011
350 East Main St., Milford, MA 01757
Call (781) 861-7777
33 Bedford St., #15, Lexington, MA 02420
60 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01702 USA
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350 East Main St., Milford, MA 01757 USA
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