You may require multiple preparation treatments such as tooth extraction or bone graft. Your dentist will also schedule multiple follow-up appointments and check-ups once the implant procedure has been completed.
Once your dental implant has been placed, there will be a healing process for a few months where it needs to integrate with the surrounding bone. After that, you’ll be ready for dental restoration, where dental crowns or dental bridges can be used to fill in the gap left by your missing tooth, or dentures can be secured over the implant to cover the gap of the missing tooth/teeth.
After your initial consultation, your dentist will be able to give you a quote for the cost of the treatment. The cost can vary depending on complexity and, while there are cheaper alternatives such as dentures and bridges, dental implants are a long-term solution.