Southern Cross Christchurch Hospital - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Private Surgical Service, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Gum tissue at the site of the implant is opened up to expose the bone. The bone is drilled and a titanium implant is inserted where the root of your tooth had been. Once the bone and gum has healed (3-6 months), the post is attached to the implant and the crown is placed over the post and cemented into place.