How Long Does the Dental Implant Process Take?

Posted on Feb 20, 2011 by Bruce Wilderman

If you are missing one tooth or multiple teeth, you know just how much that can affect your appearance as well as your ability to do things you may take for granted. For one, if you’re missing a tooth or multiple teeth, eating certain foods can be quite difficult. Missing teeth can also cause speech impediments and changes to your appearance. For this reason, it’s important that you speak with a Doylestown, PA cosmetic dentist right away to learn about your many options for enhancing the appearance of your smile.

One of the best options for dealing with missing teeth is getting dental implants. Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into your jawbone and gum tissue. This ensure that the dental implants are sturdy and can hold a single artificial tooth, dentures, or dental bridges in place just as securely as actual tooth roots.

Many people who consider getting Doylestown, PA dental implants wonder just how long the process takes. Generally it takes a few months for the traditional implant dentistry process. The first step is the oral surgery to place the dental implants in place. The second step, which takes the longest time, is a process of osseointegration. This is the means by which the dental implants will fuse with your jawbone and gum tissue. This will take anywhere between three to six months depending on work that is required.

There are some other options in implant dentistry that take considerably less time, such as mini dental implants. (The entire process is completed in the same day.) Not everyone is a candidate for mini dental implants, however. In fact, a number of factors are at play with implant dentistry. In order to find out if you’re a good candidate, you need to speak with a member of our team during a consultation.

For more information on dental implants and other options for replacing missing teeth, we encourage you to contact our Doylestown, PA cosmetic surgery office. During an appointment in person, we can assess your situation and address all of your dental health concerns.

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