WHAT TO EXPECT

Treatment Timeline

Patient education is important to the success of full arch replacement. Dr. Bhakta and his team want you to understand every stage of the procedure to achieve the best possible outcome.

Dental Implant Procedure in 5 Steps

Sequence of Appointments

Day 1

Consultation

Dr. Bhakta will meet with you to assess your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss treatment options. We’ll also discuss costs, financing options if necessary, and timing.
Day 1
Can be same day as Consultation

Pre-Procedure Exam

We will take a 3D CT scan and create a photo-realistic 3D digitalization of your face and jaw. We will also make impressions of your teeth. This exam usually lasts about an hour.
Can be same day as Consultation
2 days to 1 week after Pre-Op Exam

Surgery Day

We start the day by reviewing your sedation options (IV or Oral). During your surgery, Dr. Bhakta will pull out any teeth requiring removal. The implants are then placed in the jaw bone, and your temporary, non-removable full-set of teeth are attached. You leave with your implanted teeth and new smile!
2 days to 1 week after Pre-Op Exam
1 week following surgery

Post-Op Evaluation

You will return to our office for a full evaluation to ensure proper healing, aesthetics, and functionality.
1 week following surgery
3-6 months following post-op evaluation

Deliver Final Prosthesis

The final restoration is permanently attached and Dr. Bhakta will give a final evaluation of your bite and aesthetics. You'll leave with your new, permanent smile and improved self-confidence, which you can enjoy for the rest of your life!
3-6 months following post-op evaluation