A surgical procedure is required to place the implants in the planned positions. As in any implant case, a bone graft is commonly used if required, to ensure full support for the implant long term.
The implants are left for up to three to six months before making the new teeth to be fixed to them. At the front of the mouth, when we are aiming to achieve beauty and lovely contours of the gums around the teeth, we make a provisional bridge first. This already feels like normal teeth but allows time for the gums to settle and the patient to know for sure how they want their teeth to look.
The final bridge is then made and fitted to the implants.