How fast can dental implants be done?

How quick are dental implants completed?

Dental implants are a popular choice for people who have lost teeth, perhaps through trauma, tooth decayThe lay term for carious lesions in a tooth; decomposition of tooth structure. or even neglect.

Implants are a popular alternative to dentures and bridges, as they are fitted into your mouth and provide the patient with all the abilities they had prior to losing their teeth. Implants can improve your oral appearance, giving you more confidence, improve chewing and improve your speech. However, unlike dentures, implants require a more extensive dental experience.

ImplantA device specially designed to be placed surgically within or on the mandibular or maxillary bone surgery involves the dentist attaching a titanium post into your jawbone, and from there an artificial tooth is attached to the rootThe anatomic portion of the tooth that is covered by cementum and is located in the alveolus (socket) where it is attached by the periodontal apparatus; radicular portion of tooth.. As this is fairly advanced dentistry, it does take longer to achieve the results, and patients should expect to wait between 4-6 months before they can see their new smile.

Initially, you will have a consultation with your dentist and discuss how many implants are required and they will also let you know whether you are able to have implants fitted. If you are deemed a viable candidate, then the surgery will be booked. After the root has been attached to your jawbone, you will need 3-6 months for the gums and region to heal, before the new tooth can be attached.

Following this period, the new tooth will be attached to the root and you will then have to eat and drink very carefully for 14 days whilst the stitches heal any trauma on the gums.

There are also some occasions where implants can be placed and restored very quickly – please ask your dentist for more information.

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