How long does it take to get a dental implant?

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Dental implants are an ideal option for replacing missing teeth. Not only do they look incredibly lifelike, they also function in the same way as your own natural teeth and help maintain the health of your periodontal bone and tissue.

The amount of time it takes to get a dental implant can vary. The process begins when you schedule your consultation appointment at our Glendale dental office. Dr. Narra will examine the health and density of your dental bone to determine if you are a good candidate for implants. If your dental bone is not currently at a level that can support implants, a bone grafting procedure can help to build up your bone. Minor bone grafting can be done at the time of the implant procedure and does not add any extra time to the process. If you need a greater amount of bone to support your implant, however, it could take up to nine months for best results.

Once it’s determined that you have sufficient bone tissue to support an implant, your biocompatible implant posts will be surgically placed. Healing time will be approximately six months.

After your bone has sufficiently healed and the post has integrated, you’ll return to our office so that we can design your crown. The finished crown should return from the lab in about two weeks and then we can affix the crown to the abutment on the implant.

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