FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT IF MY DENTIST AND I DECIDE DENTAL IMPLANTS ARE RIGHT FOR ME?
The placement of dental implants is a multi-step process that typically takes between 6 and 12 months to complete. It begins with a surgical procedure during which a titanium rod is placed where a previous natural tooth root once was. The gums are sutured shut over the implant, where is will stay for several months while it heals and begins fusing with the surrounding bone. Due to the nature of implant placement and its average procedure time of between 1 and 2 hours, you’ll be sedated and/or anesthetized for the duration of the treatment. At the conclusion of the healing period, you’ll return to be fitted for permanent crowns and have them placed.