How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?

There are several stages involved in the process of dental implant procedure and having dental implants placed. For example, the first stage in the process usually beginsHow Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take? with a thorough examination by your dental care provider [1]. During this time your dental professional will take x-rays and even possibly perform 3D imaging scans. This will allow your dentist to have a good overall view of the work that is required. Once this has all been accomplished a dental treatment plan based on your specific needs will be produced. The next step is the actual surgical procedure.

Individual Patient’s Unique Situation

Individual Patient's Unique SituationAssuming bone augmentation is not required prior to placing the implants, the next step is to secure a titanium artificial root directly into the patient’s jawbone. This surgical procedure can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours depending on the individual patient’s unique situation. Once the artificial root has had time to bond with the jawbone a permanent dental crown will then be placed. In the meantime your dentist will place a temporary crown while the healing process progresses.Dental Implants: Secure and Permanent Placement

Secure and Permanent Placement

Keep in mind that recovery time can vary from patient to patient. While there may be some slight swelling and even a little bit of minor bruising, the procedure is relatively very low on the scale when it comes to discomfort [2]. The good news is that dental implants are unique because the implant itself will develop a super-strong bond with the jawbone resulting in a very secure and permanent placement. At some point your dentist will place an abutment that is then used to securely retain a perfectly fitted crown. This crown is cemented into place and ultimately looks like the patient’s natural tooth [3]. Contact your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental to learn more about dental implants.

References:
[1] Multiple Missing Teeth and Dental Implant Options
[2] My Dental Implant Options
[3] Learn More About Modern Dental Implant Technology