Some of the biggest misconceptions concerning dental implant treatment concerns how the implant is placed. The placement process is simplified by the extensive planning undertaken beforehand, and the skill of the placing surgeon.
Under a local anaesthetic (similar to that required for a dental filling), an incision is made in the gum, and a channel gently prepared in the jawbone. The implant is carefully placed in this prepared space, and the gum closed using self-dissolving stitches.
The entire process is remarkably quiet and pain free, utilising the latest in specialist implant equipment.