June 17, 2012
The gum is folded back & the bone drilled to get the implant. You may have this done in the stool with local anaesthetic or go in to the hospital for a general anaesthetic. The implant is usually covered over & left to heal until the implant is osseointegrated. Your oral surgeon or periodontist may also leave the implant uncovered by the gum at this first stage. A second operation may then be needed to uncover the top of the implant. Your Verrazano Bridge Dental or prosthodontist can usually start construction of your crown or a bridge after a month.