The implants will be placed into your jawbone during the first surgery. A temporary denture can be worn two to three weeks after this initial surgery.
After the gums and bone heal completely four to six months after the first surgery, a second surgery will be scheduled. This surgery will involve a small incision in the gums to expose the implant tips. A cap is placed on each implant to guide the gums to heal in a specific shape.
Once the gums have healed, the caps will be replaced with regular abutments and dentures will be realigned to fit the implants.