The First Surgery: Placing the Anchors
Your dentist places anchors into your jawbone. Then osseointegration (bone cells grow closely around the anchor and firmly hold it in place) may take up to six months to occur.
The Second Surgery: Attaching the Abutments
Your dentist attaches abutments (small metal pieces) that connect the anchors to the prosthesis. After surgery, the gums heal for a few weeks before the permanent prosthesis is created.
The Restoration: Creating the New Teeth
Your dentist makes the prosthesis and attaches it to the abutments. This usually requires several fittings, so it may take one or two months to complete the restoration process.