At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, dental implant patients generally understand that when getting an implant they’re in for the long haul. But what does that mean? How long does it usually take to get a dental implant, from start to finish?
There are a number of variables involved, so there is no quick answer to that. If everything in the process goes without any hitches at all, getting a dental implant can take as little as six months.
The Big Picture
That said, it is not uncommon for the procedure to take up to a year or more. There isn’t much room for cutting corners. That can be aggravating, but it’s important to look at the big picture. When properly cared for, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
A dental implant, remember, is the titanium post that we insert into your jaw. Once that procedure it finished it usually takes at least two months for the post to fuse with the jaw bone.
One of the variables that can extend the length of time is whether you have enough healthy bone. One of the consequences of losing a tooth is that loss of bone mass in the surrounding area. If too much bone mass has been lost we can build it up with bone grafting. But that takes time.
At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we have placed single-tooth dental implants and implant dentures in patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. They appreciate our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!