Understanding the Dental Implant Procedure: Step-by-Step

  • Cosmetic Dentistry • Apr 2024

Understanding the Dental Implant Procedure: Step-by-Step

Dental implants have revolutionised restorative dentistry, offering a permanent solution for missing teeth. Here’s a step-by-step guide to understanding the dental implant procedure.

Initial Consultation

The journey begins with a consultation at our dental clinic. During this visit, the dentist assesses your oral health, discusses your needs, and explains the implant process, ensuring it’s the right choice for you.

Custom Treatment Planning

A personalised treatment plan is developed. This might include X-rays or 3D imaging to evaluate your jawbone quality and determine the precise implant placement.

Preparatory Procedures

In some cases, preparatory procedures like bone grafting are needed to strengthen the jawbone. This ensures a stable base for the implant.

Dental Implant Placement

Under local anaesthesia, the dentist places the implant – a small titanium post – into the jawbone. This post acts as a substitute for the tooth root.

Healing and Osseointegration

Post-implantation, a critical phase called osseointegration begins, where the implant fuses with the jawbone. This process can take several months and is vital for a strong foundation.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, an abutment is attached to the implant. This component connects the implant to the crown.

Crafting the Artificial Tooth

A dental crown, customised to match your natural teeth, is created. This crown is then attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.

Follow-up Care

Regular dental check-ups are crucial post-procedure to ensure the health and longevity of the implant.


If you’re considering dental implants, Starbright Dental’s experienced team can guide you through each step of the process. Call us at 07 5591 3620 or visit Starbright Dental Implants page to book an appointment.

Starbright Dental is committed to transforming smiles and lives. Beyond just a procedure, we see dental implants as a pathway to renewed confidence and wellbeing. Your journey to a radiant smile begins here. Let us illuminate your smile with our expertise and compassionate care.

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