It is important to know and understand the entire process of getting dental implants, step by step. We are outlining everything you need to know about the dental implant process to give reassurance to you and your loved ones.

Consultation Appointment

Tapping into our 27 years of legacy teaching different implant techniques and clinical procedures, our clinical experts will analyze your bite, pattern of your smile, and facial analysis such as the form of your upper and lower lips. In this analysis we will take a 3 Dimensional X-ray, which will help our clinical experts assess the quality and volume of your jaw bone.

Phase 1 of your treatment

Our oral surgeon will place the titanium root into your jaw under local anesthesia or IV section if you request this option.

If you meet the proper criteria, one of our restorative experts will join the oral surgeon to deliver Immediate Implant-supported temporary teeth that same day.

Phase 2 of your treatment

At 3-4 months, after your jawbone and gums have healed, your dental implants are completely fused to your jaw bone, becoming a part of your body. Those titanium screws can’t be removed anymore by simply unscrewing. Our clinical experts will test the stability of your implants. If they are completely satisfied, restorative dentist will start the process of making your final permanent teeth. Generally this phase starts by taking a final impression. On average, it will take 1-2 months to complete all of the clinical and laboratory steps to deliver your final teeth.

What to expect after implant surgery

Immediately following your surgery, we will provide you with pain medication to minimize your initial discomfort. Mild discomfort lasts for 3-4 days and will start noticing significant improvement after that. We recommend taking at least one to two days off from work, but the more time you can give yourself to heal, the better!

The AIID Clinical Practice, now accepting appointments. Go online to our website,, or call today 202-331-3242 to get started.

About us

The American Institute of Implant Dentistry is one of the world’s premier implant education institutes, committed to continued education for dental implant specialists. These courses are taught by highly qualified and experienced instructors, who personally practice what they teach. After 27 years of bringing our knowledge and experience to dental professionals around the world, we have now started the AIID Clinical Practice. Featuring a multidisciplinary, results-driven approach, AIID Clinical Practice is able to complete every step of your procedure under the same roof with the same clinical team. Experience the world-class care and sophisticated techniques taught to thousands, all conveniently located in one practice in Washington, DC.