The healing period, also known as the healing phase, is the time allocated for healing following one surgery and before the next surgery that will be performed at the same site. Dental implant preparations often require more than one procedure to achieve the final product. For example, some patients require bone augmentation procedures before an implant can be placed. The time between the bone augmentation and the implant placement is the healing period or healing phase. This phase may be necessary before subsequent procedures for several reasons including to allow for decrease in swelling and inflammation in affected tissues, to provide time for incisions to heal and for bone osseointegration, and to provide an opportunity for any complications to be addressed and resolved. The healing period allows the procedure site to be in the best possible condition for the success of implant and prosthesis placements or for other subsequent surgeries.