Traditionally, the procedure has been performed in two steps. The dentist began by installing the dental implant, which was left for from three to six months to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, the patient was given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown could be put in place.
Today, there is an alternative to the two-step method that allows you to have the dental implant placed and provisional crowns in one single session. This new method has simplified the procedure a lot, both for patients and dentists. Dr. Aires and Dr. Berger have been using this new technique for over 10 years.
The procedure is chosen depends on several factors, such as the patient's dental health, the number of teeth involved and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth in one or both of your jaws it is now possible to replace all your teeth with the new technique, called Same Day Teeth.