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What Happens During Dental Implant Treatment?

We provide single dental implants and implant-supported restorations in Fayetteville, AR.  Our office works with local oral surgeons while we restore implant posts with crowns, bridges, and dentures. Single dental implant posts consist of a titanium post, attaching abutment, and a dental crown. We can provide implant restorations for patients with one or all of their permanent teeth missing.

Because patient education is an important part of our practice, we want patients to understand their dental treatments. Here we will explain what happens throughout the implant process, from treatment planning to post-operative care.

Dental Implants in Fayetteville, AR

Dental Implant Treatment in Fayetteville, AR

Implants and implant-supported restorations require planning and care throughout treatment for the best results. Learn each step of the dental implant process below:


Before implant treatment, we take digital x-rays of the smile to see the gaps in the smile and if there are signs of bone recession. We may recommend bone grafting to ensure there is enough healthy bone tissue to support the implants. X-rays and digital scans can also allow oral surgeons to find where to place dental implants to support dental bridges or dentures.

Additionally, we want to ensure that patients are as healthy as possible before implant treatment so the implants will not fail. We will recommend root canal therapy, periodontal treatment, or even dental extractions to patients as needed to prepare them for treatment.

Implant Surgery

Our dental office works with a local oral surgeon to place dental implant posts. The oral surgeon accurately places the implant posts into the jaw bone beneath the gums. They will place a temporary healing cap on the implant post.

It will take three to six months for the implant posts to heal. During this period, called osseointegration, the dental implants fully fuse with the jaw bone. This process ensures that the implant posts become a part of the smile and are stable enough to support natural biting and chewing forces.


Two weeks after treatment, we will take an impression to create your crown, bridge, or denture. We wait two weeks to ensure that the gums are healed. Additionally, we can provide temporary restorations until the implants fully heal. Then, we will place the final restoration.

You can brush and floss your implant-supported dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. We recommend that patients use a soft-bristled brush and avoid kinds of toothpaste that contain abrasive ingredients to ensure their restorations remain intact. Additionally, we can recommend different types of floss, like water flossers, for patients if they find it simpler for their type of restoration.

Are you interested in dental implants? Do you want a longer-lasting dental bridge or denture? Call Greenway Dental Care for restorative dental care today at (479) 217-3178. You may also schedule a dental consultation with Dr. Richard Keech on our website. We’re here to answer your questions and help you plan implant treatment customized to your needs.