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.
- Both of my parents have worn complete dentures for many years, as have my grandparents. Recently, I lost two of my teeth. Does this mean that I will eventually have to have dentures?
- I lost my upper back teeth on one side and have gone for years without doing anything about it. My sinuses always seem to bother me more on that side than on the side that I have back teeth. Could these problems be related to one another?