Tooth implant procedure

Tooth implant procedure

A closer look at the typical steps for placing a new implant and crown

The following outlines the key steps to a typical tooth implant procedure. These steps are carried out over a period of time.

Your clinical situation is examined and an image of your jawbone is taken to determine the placement of the dental implant(s). An impression is made that serves as “guide” for the entire treatment.

The dental implant(s) and a temporary prosthesis are put in place. 

A healing cap/ cover screw is put in place.

Following the surgical procedure, there is a period of healing before your final new teeth are attached.
This period allows the dental implant(s) to fully integrate into your jawbone and may be between 3-6 months.


Following the appropriate healing period, you return to your dentist. An impression is taken for the final crown. Your dentist uses the new impression to craft your new tooth/teeth, matching the colour and shape of your natural teeth. The impressions are sent to the lab. 

The lab constructs the crown on the abutment and then sends it to MC Dental. 


You return to MC Dental to have your dentist screw the crown and attached abutment into the implant, followed by esthetics checks to make sure you are satisfied with the result.

Meet a MC Dental implant dentist

Call the clinic today on (03) 8608 8968 and ask for a FREE implant informative consult. Get your questions answered. Find out what's possible with implants and what alternatives exist.

Step by step - a visual guide to implant styles

Single implant:

1. Missing tooth

Single missing tooth at the front of a smile? We can fix that!

2. The implant

The dental implant is inserted into the jawbone without affecting adjacent teeth.

3. The abutment

The crown and abutment is attached to the dental implant.

4. The crown

The new tooth (crown) looks realistic.

Bridges on implants:

1. Missing teeth

Several missing teeth? Implants might be a good solution for you.

2. The implants

Two or more implants act as the "roots" for new teeth.

3. The abutments

The abutments are attached to link the implants to the new bridge.

4. The bridge

The new bridge is attached.

Replacing all teeth with a dental implant bridge:

1. Missing teeth

Missing all teeth? There are options to explore.

2. The implants

Multiple implants are inserted depending on your personal needs.

3. The abutments

The abutments connect the implants to the bridge.

4. The bridge

The bridge is attached securely.

Replacing all teeth with an implant supported overdenture:

1. Missing teeth

If all teeth are missing an implant overdenture can provide a secure and removable alternative to traditional dentures.

2. The implants

Two or more implants create a secure foundation for the final prosthesis.

3. Ball abutments

The ball abutments act as the intermediate connecting element to the implants.

...or Bar abutment

An alternative to ball abutments is a bar abutment.

4. Overdenture

With an overdenture in place functionality and appearance of normal teeth is created.

Explore your options

If you’re interested in a more personalised discussion of implant options we urge you to take up our offer of a free implant information consultation with an MC dentist. Phone the clinic on 8608 8968 and ask for a free implant information consultation.

The information on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional dental advice specific to your individual needs.  Some procedures described on this site involve minor surgery, which carries risks. Individual results vary between patients.  You should seek the opinion of a health professional before proceeding with any dental or medical treatment.

Explanations of treatment outcomes should be considered to be descriptive and cannot be guaranteed.