How long does it take to get dental implants?
The dental implant process typically takes 3-6 months to complete. However, this can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
– The number of implants being placed
– The quality of your jawbone
– Any pre-treatment procedures that are needed
– Your overall health and healing
– Here is a general overview of the dental implant process:
Consultation and evaluation: Your dentist will meet with you to discuss your needs and goals, and to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
Pre-treatment procedures: If you have any bone loss or other dental problems, your dentist may need to perform pre-treatment procedures, such as a bone graft or tooth extraction.
Implant surgery: The dental implant is surgically placed in the jawbone. This procedure usually takes 1-2 hours per implant.
Healing: After surgery, you will need to heal for several months. During this time, the implant will fuse with the jawbone.
Abutment placement: Once the implant has healed, a small metal connector called an abutment is placed on top of the implant.
Crown placement: A crown, which is the visible part of the tooth, is then placed on the abutment.
In some cases, the entire dental implant process can be completed in a single day. This is known as “immediate loading” or “teeth in a day.” However, this is not always possible, and it is important to discuss your options with your dentist.