How Long Does It Take to Get A Dental Implant?

In Encino, California, the process of getting a dental implant can take several months. The majority of that time is spent waiting for your body to integrate with your new “tooth”.

Getting an implant requires a lot of patience on your part. Here is an outline of what you can expect throughout the implant process.

Dental Implant Timeline

Some patients need to have additional procedures done before actually getting their implant. For example, you might need the tooth pulled ahead of time. You may even need a bone tissue graft, or a sinus lift to make enough room for the implant’s height. All of these procedures will require a post-op healing time of about three months before you’re ready for the actual implant to be placed.

On the day of placement, you’ll have to keep in mind that you’ll only be receiving the permanent implant that’s being set into your jaw bone. Even though you might be leaving with a new tooth, it’s a temporary one. Permanent restorations won’t be added until your implant has had time to integrate and fuse to the bone around it. This healing time takes an average of three months for healthy non-smokers.

Once we determine (via an x-ray) that your implant is ready for its permanent restoration, we’ll take digital scans or impressions of your mouth to get those made. Typically, you’re looking at about another 2-4 weeks before your new tooth is finished, at which point you’ll come in for your final appointment where we’ll attach it to your implant.

Implants in Encino, CA

As you can see, the dental implant process takes quite some time to complete. To learn more about the specific treatment that you’ll need to replace a missing tooth, call Encino Dental Studio in Encino, California. We look forward to being a part of your journey to a beautiful smile!

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