Dental implant surgery is usually performed in the following stages:

  1. Damaged tooth/teeth are extracted.
  2. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting.
  3. After your jawbone heals, Dr Grigolli, our implantologist places the dental implant post in your jawbone.
  4. You will go through a healing period that may last several months (this is different for every patient).
  5. Dr Grigolli places the abutment, which is an extension of the implant metal post.
  6. When your soft tissue heals, moulds of your teeth and jawbone will be made and later placed; the final tooth or teeth.

The entire process can take many months from beginning to end. A large portion of this time is devoted to healing and waiting for the growth of new bone in your jaw.

After the procedure

Whether you have dental implant surgery in one stage or multiple stages, you may experience some of the typical discomforts associated with any type of dental surgery, such as:

  • Swelling of your gums and face
  • Bruising of your skin and gums
  • Pain at the implant site
  • Minor bleeding

stages of dental implantsIf swelling, discomfort or any other problem worsens in the days after surgery, contact the clinic. You may need pain medications or antibiotics.

After each stage of surgery, you may need to eat soft foods while the surgical site heals. Typically, Dr Grigolli will use stitches that dissolve on their own. If your stitches aren’t self-dissolving, Dr Grigolli  removes them.

If you would like to find out more about dental implants, book a consultation with Dr Wilson Grigolli here.