After the abutment is in place, an impression is taken so that restorative teeth (such as crowns) can be made to fit the abutment. After the restorative teeth are constructed, they will be placed and cemented on the abutment. Because several fittings may be required before cementing, this step can take one or two months to complete.
Implant surgery can be done with local anesthetic or IV sedation. Usually, pain medications and antibiotics (when necessary) are prescribed. Your dentist will give you careful instructions on post-operative diet and oral hygiene.
During the examination, the dentist will check the condition of your mouth, the supporting jaw bone and the way your upper and lower teeth fit together. The dentist may gather additional information by taking X-rays and by making models of your teeth. This information will help your dentist determine if you are a good candidate for an implant and decide which implant to use and where to place it.