How long will it take to receive dental implants?
Because the implant process is two-fold, it takes longer than a bridge or partial denture. The bone tissue needs time to fuse with the implant post that’s placed in the jaw bone. The timeframe varies from patient to patient, but a good estimate is around three months. After this process (called osseointegration) completes, then Dr. Monteagudo can secure a crown, bridge, or denture to the implant(s), and you can enjoy your new, fully functioning smile.
- I had a root canal on a tooth that fractured and now it has to be removed. Can it be replaced with an implant or do I have to have a bridge or a partial?
- I can't keep my upper denture in place for very long without gagging. I also can't taste or feel the temperature or texture of food very well, so eating is not the pleasure it once was. Can implants help me?