I hope to compile the answers of some of the dental professionals that have had years of experience in the dental implant industry. Thank you for reading.
How Long Do Dental Implants Take?
What's the surgery time for Dental Implants and How many appointment's are involved?
After my research on the appointment and surgery times I've reached the conclusion that it definitely depends on the implant procedure that you are interested in. However, I was surprised to find out that for many of these procedures, there is a very short waiting period, a very short surgery time, and a fair short recovery time.
Here's a list of some very common dental implant procedures:
Single Tooth Implants – For single tooth replacement. The insertion of a single titanium dental implants followed by the attachment of a single crown.
Fixed-Bridge on Implants – For two or more teeth missing. Involves the insertion of two dental implant spread across two, three, or four teeth. This is followed by the attachment of a fixed bridge spanning two, three, or four teeth.
Over-denture – Almost like the All-on-Four ™ implant option but uses two implants of four and can still be removed with the assistance of a dental professional. For people who have lost all or the majority of their teeth.
All-on-Four ™ Dental Implant Procedure – This is the most drastic dental implant procedure. Involves the placement of four titanium dental implants either on the top of bottom of the jaw bone and are followed by the construction and attachment of a fixed denture that essential acts like a new set of natural teeth.
Most dental implant procedures are done in two phases. The first, after an initial consultation, is the insertion of the titanium dental implant into the patients' jaw bone. For some treatments, this can involve as many as four dental implants (screw-like titanium embedded into the jaw bone). After there has been enough time for the jaw to accept and merge with the bio-compatible titanium implants (which usually takes 1-2 months), it's now time for the next step.
From that point on, an appointment is scheduled for the attachment of the crown or the prosthetic tooth / teeth. This actually only takes a couple hours or less. The newly fabricated denture or crown / bridge is then attached either by another titanium screw or by screwing the crown into the dental implant. Overall, you're easily in and out of the dental office within 2-3 hours. After that, you can start eating with your new implants right away.
Many have noted that they have had sensitivity just after having the prosthetic tooth inserted but most recover after a week or so.
In conclusion, It's looks that the first part of dental implant procedures take about 1-2 months so that your jaw bone has time to accept and fuse to the titanium implants. The appointment after that is to insert the crown / bridge or fixed denture and then most are …