Today, state-of-the-art surgical techniques are used to place dental implants and allow you to have the dental implant placed in a single session. These methods have significantly simplified the procedure, for both patients and dentists. In some cases the implant and crown can be placed the same day.
The conventional process can take from three to four months. First, the periodontist places the dental implant, which is left for three to four months to heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, your are given a temporary prosthesis until the permanent crown is put in place.
The procedure chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the dentist throughout the treatment period.