How much time is required for a dental implant placement?

State of the art surgical techniques allow the placement of  dental implants and often allow you to have the dental implants placed in a single session.  This new technique has significantly simplified the procedure for both the patient and the periodontal dentist. The major advantage of the  surgical technique is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue due to surgery. This significantly reduces the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with traditional dental implant surgical techniques.

The conventional dental implant process can take from three to nine months. First, the dentist places the dental implant, which is left to heal and integrate with the jaw bone for three to nine months. During the healing period you are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is put in place.

The dental implant procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are being  replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.