Palm Family Dentistry

How long does the dental implant process take?

If you have a missing tooth or teeth, it makes smiling, speaking, and eating a challenge, but missing teeth also impact your oral health.

When teeth are missing, you can also lose jawbone, and your remaining teeth may shift toward these spaces. This means a sunken appearance around the chin and bite alignment issues in the future.

Fortunately, dental implants in Prairieville can stimulate your jawbone to keep it viable and prevent the shifting of teeth. Dental implants are the only replacement choice that comes with a new tooth root.

A dental implant is a thin post made of sturdy titanium. Your dentist implants this post in your jawbone. After healing, approximately three to six months, we top your implant with a replacement tooth.

So, the dental implant process can take anywhere from three to six months to complete.

  • The first step is your consultation
  • The second step is implant placement, followed by healing time
  • The third step is your replacement tooth

Remember, a dental implant is an investment in your smile future—a permanent solution to tooth loss.

If you’re considering dental implants, or if you have any questions about the implant process, contact a member of our helpful dental staff today. We look forward to your call.

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