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How long does it take to get dental implants?

Dental implants give patients the bright white smile they have always dreamed of. With implants there are a few different types to choose from at our office. We want our patients to be happy with their smile, and will help each patient choose the best option that fits their needs.

Traditional Dental Implants:

With traditional implants, multiple appointments are required. We recommend implants to patients that have cracked, broken, or missing teeth. Typically there are two steps with dental implants. The first step is to place the implant in the jawbone. Once this is done there is healing time that is needed to allow the implants to fuse to the jawbone. If the patient does not have enough bone present to support the implants, a bone graft procedure can be done.  The healing process usually takes a few months.

Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is used, and is placed on top of the implant. A custom crown is then secured to the implant giving the patient a beautiful smile. The custom crowns are sized, shaped, and colored to match each patient’s natural teeth.

Implants last upwards of 15 years or even a lifetime if they are taken care of properly. They are durable and in most cases are stronger than our natural teeth. On average the healing process for implants takes between four to six months for the entire process.

Teeth in a Day:

Teeth in a day is another implant option we offer at our office. This option provides implants to patients in just one appointment. All of the equipment is in our office, and our doctor can place the implants while you are comfortably sedated and relaxed.

Teeth in a day involves four implants that are placed at the top or bottom of your mouth depending on each patient’s needs. Implants for each tooth are not needed with this option, and temporary crowns may be used if needed. Once the healing process has completed, patients may need to return to have permanent crowns installed.

Teeth in a day are durable and reliable, and give patients the smile they have always wanted in just one appointment. Our staff will meet with you to discuss the options, and determine if you are a good candidate for teeth in a day.

If you are interested in finding out more about our dental implant procedures or Teeth in a Day, contact Brian Gurinsky, DDS, MS to schedule your appointment.

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