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Dental Implant Timeline - CHICAGO, IL

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Below is a timeline that outlines the steps and procedures that are normally required for you dental implant procedure. Please remember that there is no way to predict an individual’s healing response and all patients heal differently.
Consultation With Dr. Singh
Meet with Dr. Singh to learn more about the dental implant procedure and how your smile will be affected and improved.
Consultation With Restorative Dentist
The restorative dentist will be the doctor who designs the crown that will sit on the implant. This is the visible part of the dental implant and the consultation will ensure the end result looks natural.
Impressions Taken for Surgical Guide
We will take multiple impressions before your dental implant procedure. These impressions are used to create a surgical guide that ensures we place your implant in the right place the first time.
CT Scan and Surgical Placement of Implants
The day of your implant placement, CT scans will be taken of your mouth to ensure the surgical guide is accurate. We pride ourselves in placing implants correctly the first time for maximum success.
7 Days After Surgery
Seven days after your procedure your sutures will be removed by a surgical assistant.
6-8 Weeks After Surgery
Six to eight weeks after your procedure you will have your first follow up appointment with Dr. Singh. He will check the dental implant and ensure that everything is healing properly.
10-12 Weeks After Surgery
Ten to twelve weeks after surgery you will have you second follow up appointment with Dr. Singh during which he will continue to monitor your progress.
Final Follow Up Appointment
During your final follow up appointment the implant and the area surrounding it will be examined. If healing has progressed nicely, implant exposure may occur.
Consultation With Restorative Dentist
During this appointment, your restorative dentist will examine the area around the implant and work with you to design a crown for your new smile.
Impressions for Final Abutment and Crown
A final set of impressions will be taken before your final abutment and crown are created. This ensures an exact fit the first time.
Delivery of Final Abutment and Crown
During your final appointment your permanent abutment and crown will be placed. When you leave the office you will have a beautiful new smile!