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Dental Implants FAQs

How long does the dental implant procedure take?

There are many factors to consider when estimating your treatment time. The number of dental implants placed, the position of the missing teeth, the health of your mouth, and the need for additional treatments, such as bone grafting, will all play into this estimate. Typically, your oral surgeon places the implant post during a single surgical procedure. Patients undergoing this procedure with local anesthesia can often return to work the day of surgery. Patients who select IV sedation should expect to rest for the remainder of the day.

Following the surgery, it usually takes 3 to 4 months for the implant to integrate with the jaw bone. Once we have confirmed that the implant is strong and fully healed, the restorative dentist will place the crown in a final appointment. When you visit our practice for your initial consultation, we will develop a treatment plan personalized to your oral health needs. This will determine the length of your treatment, and we will provide you with all of the information needed for a smooth restorative process.

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