Published: 07/17/2019

Even replacing just a few teeth can dramatically change a person’s quality of life. And when you look adding new teeth to a mouth with just a few viable teeth left or none at all, the process can be flat-out life changing. So how long does it take to for a person to have their life changed for the better through dental implants and implant-supported dentures?

Let’s take a look at what goes into placing dental implants, how long it all takes and what variable factors could make the process take a bit longer.

The Implanting Process

Depending on where you go, you can have all of your dental implants meticulously placed in the space of a single appointment. If your dentist uses the All-on-4® or Teeth in a Day™ system for placing dental implants, you can have your implants installed and dentures attached in a single day.

Placing the implants may be one of the briefest portions of the entire process. It’s the supporting procedures that can extend treatment times. The need for those procedures all depends on the current condition of your teeth, gums and overall health.

The Entire Process: Consultation to Final Follow-Up

Expect the entire process to take, at the very least, half a year. Much of that time is allotted to give your jawbone time to heal after having dental implants embedded in it. This typically takes between four and six months, though it can take much longer depending on your health.

Here are some of the supporting procedures that may be necessary for the success of your dental implants, but will extend treatment time:

Bone grafts: the decay doesn’t stop when your gums have receded and teeth have been lost. That decay can spread to the jawbone, requiring a graft from another area of the body, a donor, or another source.

Tooth extractions: you may need to have decaying teeth pulled in order to make room for your implants.

Find Out More About the Process

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