| Now we will wait 3 months to our second stage surgery. The second surgery will uncover the implant. Then the soft tissue will heal for 1.5 months then the final crown will be placed.
On posterior teeth we use a technique that only requires one surgery, no second surgery. On front teeth we do our surgeries in two steps to get the most reliable and best esthetics possible. On posterior teeth usually this is not problem, and the total treatment time is cut to 4 months and only one surgery. We discuss this with our patients prior to surgery, so they can chose which healing pattern they would like.