How Long Does a Dental Implant Placement Take?

September 6, 2023 7:48 pm Published by dental implant components

There are many tooth replacements available, but dental implants are the most natural option. Unlike other replacements, they replace a missing tooth root as well as the tooth! The procedure is more complex for that reason. How long does an implant placement take?

How Long Do Dental Implant Placements Take?

Once we’ve determined your eligibility, the dental implant process can take 3-6 months, depending on what the dentist needs to do. If you’ve been missing teeth for a while, your jawbone may have shrunk. To support your implant, you’ll need a bone graft. It can take 1-3 months for your bone to be ready for implants.

After your bone graft has healed, we’ll place the dental implant, which is the artificial tooth root. The procedure can take 1-2 hours. Your jaw and implant will fuse for the next 3-6 months. Placing the artificial tooth may take two visits and then your placement is done!

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

Dental implants are treated like regular teeth, so if you take good care of them, they can last your whole life! We may need to repair or replace the artificial tooth – which is often a crown – but the implant itself doesn’t need any special care if it’s successfully fused to your jawbone. We’ll always check the health of your implant during routine exams.

Are Dental Implants Expensive?

Implants typically cost more than other types of replacements. They’re the only permanent tooth replacement, however, and most patients feel it’s worth it. We offer many financing options.

Dental Implants at Chandler Dental Center in San Antonio, Texas

We’re proud to offer dental implants! The process can seem intimidating because it’s more complex than other tooth replacements, but you’ll get an artificial tooth that’s very close to your natural tooth. If you have questions or want to schedule a consultation with us, please contact our office today!

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