How Long Does it Take to get a Dental Implant?
Several factors determine the time it takes to have an implant placed.
Phase One Dental Implants
A CT scan remains the first thing to be done to evaluate your current dental situation. If necessary, your old tooth gets removed, and bone can be grafted onto your jaw in preparation for the implant. To preserve the amount of jawbone you have for a dental implant, you should be sure to have the implant done as soon as possible after a tooth loss. This action prevents jawbone loss.
Phase Two Dental Implants
During the second phase of a dental implant, the artificial root becomes placed into the jaw. The procedure takes about two hours. At the end of three to six months, the dental implant, which looks like a screw, will have grown fully into the jaw and you’ll be ready to get your new artificial tooth placed. Dental implants remain one of the fastest healing replacement parts for the body in surgery these days.
Phase Three Dental Implants
A dental crown gets attached to the dental implant during the third phase of the implant process. A model is made of your mouth, and replacement teeth in the form of crowns are created to fit over the dental implant screw. The actual placement of the crown usually takes about two visits that are two weeks apart, to give the crown adequate time to be made.
Most dental implants take from five to eight months to complete the entire procedure. Usually, a dental implant takes three phases until it is finished. Let us take a closer look at the dental implant procedure to get a better look at the time investment you’ll need. After a consultation, Dr. Brian Gurinsky can give you a good idea of how long your dental implant treatment will take.