No one can say exactly how long it’ll take for you to get an implant, since the process is unique to each individual.
There are a few different factors that will affect your overall treatment process.
Implant Treatment Planning
Simply discussing and planning for dental implants takes time. You’ll need a set of x-rays, scans, and photos. Your dentist or implant surgeon needs to be sure your mouth is ready and healthy enough to support implants.
All the surgical planning is necessary to ensure that the implant goes in at the optimum depth and angle.
Some patients don’t have enough bone to support an implant. If that’s true of you, then you may need a few more months after minor surgery to graft in new bone and make sure it heals before something permanent can be installed.
Your implant will need time to heal and bond with the bone before you can start putting weight on it by chewing. For some people, this process takes only a couple months. Others need much more time.
How long it takes you to heal depends on a few factors:
After the surgical site heals, your dentist will make a small opening in your gums to reveal the top of the implant. You may need more time to heal up from this procedure before attaching a crown or bridge.
Ask your dentist about a dental implant consultation for an individualized timeline.
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