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’m missing all teeth and wear a full uppers and lowers, but I can’t tolerate my lowers. Will I need an implant for every tooth I am replacing on the lower jaw?
- I consulted a dentist several years and he told me that I didn’t have adequate bone to place in-the-bone implants without fracturing my now fragile jawbone. Are there any alternatives?