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First, implants, which look like screws or cylinders, are placed into your jaw. Then, over the next two to six months, the implants and the bone are allowed to bond together to form anchors for your artificial teeth. During this time, an optional temporary replacement can be worn over the site of the implant.

Often, a second step of the procedure is necessary to uncover the implants and attach extensions. These small metal posts, called abutments, along with various connecting devices that allow multiple crowns to attach to the implants, complete the foundation on which your new teeth will be placed. Your gums will be allowed to heal for a couple of weeks following this procedure.
There are some implant systems (single-stage) that do not require this second step. These systems use an implant that already has the extension piece attached. Your periodontist will advise you as to which system is best for you.

Depending upon the number of implants placed, the connecting device that will hold your new teeth can be fastened onto the implant, or it may be clipped to a bar or a round ball anchor to which a denture snaps on and off.

Finally full bridges or full dentures will be created for you and attached to your implants or the connecting device. After a short time, you will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak.