What Are the Steps and the Process of Getting Dental Implants?

If you have one more more missing teeth, you might be a good candidate for dental implants. They are considered the ultimate solution and one of the best options for missing teeth. Dental Implants not only look like real teeth but also feel like natural tooth.

If you have one or more missing tooth, dental implants may significantly improve your quality of life and  smile. Dental Implants are not only durable but also strong. You will be able to eat the foods that you always wanted, smile and speak with confident. Unlike dentures, implants do not move around in your mouth. They also help keep your jawbone healthy. When you lose a tooth, the bone can start to shrink, but implants help prevent this.

We at Victory Plaza Dental recommend Dental Implants in North Hollywood because they are a long-lasting solution for missing teeth. They can last many years with proper care.

What is the Process of Getting Dental Implants?

  1. Initial Dental Implants Consultation
    • Just like many other procedures, you should start with the initial consultation at Victory Plaza Dental Group. This is a necessary step before you get dental implants, because it allows our dental implants specialists to determine if you are a good candidate. During this appointment, we will take X-rays and possibly 3D scans of your mouth. These images help us understand the structure of your jawbone and plan the precise placement of the implants. 
  2. Discuss Your Treatment Planning
    • After the initial consultation, we move on to the treatment planning phase. This step is important because a well-thought-out plan ensures the success of the dental implants. Our team at Victory Plaza Dental will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. This plan outlines the entire process, including the number of implants required, the type of implants, and the timeline for each phase of the procedure. We will also discuss anesthesia options and any necessary preparatory treatments, such as bone grafts if needed.
  3. Implant Placement
    • The next step is the implant placement procedure. During this visit, our dental implant specialist at Victory Plaza Dental Group will place posts into your jawbone. You should know that we offer sedation for a painless experience to ensure you feel comfortable during the procedure. The placement process involves making small incisions in the gum to expose the bone, drilling precise holes, and inserting the implants. After placement, the gums are stitched back together.
  4. Healing and Osseointegration
    • Healing and osseointegration is the next step in post implant placement. After the implants are placed, they need time to fuse with the jawbone.  This step mat take several months. This is an important step, since it ensures that the dental implants are securely anchored in the bone, providing a stable base for the artificial teeth. During this period, you will have regular follow-up visits at Victory Plaza Dental to monitor your progress and ensure everything is healing correctly.
  5. Abutment Placement
    • Once your dental implants are anchored to your bone, the our dental implants specialist will attach the abutments. Abutments are connector pieces that attach to the top of the implants and serve as the base for the artificial teeth. During this visit, our dentist will expose the top of the implants and secure the abutments in place. This step is important because it prepares the implants for the final restoration phase. The gums will need a few weeks to heal around the abutments before the final crowns can be placed.
  6. Placing Your Crown
    • Crown Placement is the final step in getting your dental implant. This is when you receive your new artificial teeth. At Victory Plaza Dental, we take precise impressions of your mouth to create custom crowns that match the shape, size, and color of your natural teeth. During this visit, the crowns are securely attached to the abutments, completing the restoration. The result is a natural-looking and fully functional set of teeth that can last a lifetime with proper care.

For more information about our process and to see if dental implants are right for you, please visit our page on Dental Implants in North Hollywood.

Recovery and Aftercare

Immediate Post-Operative Care

Right after your dental implant surgery, it’s important to take good care of your mouth to ensure proper healing. At Victory Plaza Dental, we give you detailed instructions on how to manage the first few days after the procedure. You may experience some swelling and discomfort, which is normal. We recommend using ice packs on your face to reduce swelling and taking prescribed pain medications to manage any discomfort. It’s also important to rest and avoid strenuous activities for a few days.

Dietary Recommendations

Your diet plays a big role in your recovery. For the first couple of days after surgery, stick to soft foods and avoid anything too hot or cold. Good choices include yogurt, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and soup. These foods are easy to eat and won’t irritate the surgery site. As your mouth begins to heal, you can slowly reintroduce firmer foods. However, try to avoid crunchy or sticky foods that might put pressure on the implants. We at Victory Plaza Dental will guide you on when you can return to your regular diet.

Long-term Care and Maintenance

Taking care of your dental implants in the long term is crucial to their success. Your should floss and brush the dental implants just like if you have natural teeth, at least 2 times per day. We recommend a soft tooth brush and non-abrasive toothpaste to prevent any damages to your implants. Regular check-ups at Victory Plaza Dental are also important. During these visits, we will check the health of your implants and clean them professionally. This helps prevent any potential issues and ensures your implants last a long time.


Getting dental implants is a significant decision that can greatly improve your quality of life. At Victory Plaza Dental, we guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you feel comfortable and informed. From the initial consultation to the final crown placement, we prioritize your health and satisfaction. Our detailed recovery and aftercare instructions help ensure your implants heal properly and last a long time.

If you are considering dental implants or need more information about full mouth dental implants, visit our page on full mouth dental implants in North Hollywood. We at Victory Plaza Dental are here to help you achieve a healthier, happier smile.