How Long Does it Take to Place Dental Implants?

Serving Patients in Oklahoma City, Edmond, Lawton, and Norman, OK

With a 95% success rate and an incredible level of durability and longevity, dental implants are the preferred method of replacing missing teeth. Implants not only function just like a natural tooth – allowing you to eat and speak normally again – they also help prevent future dental problems that are often caused by missing teeth, such as bone loss and misalignment.
The process of placing dental implants involves setting an artificial tooth root in your jawbone, then attaching a replacement tooth (a dental crown) to the new root. However, before your new tooth can be placed, your gums and bone must first be allowed to heal around the implant root, anchoring it in place.

The reason dental implants are so strong is because they are fused to your jawbone during a process called osseointegration. This process usually takes several months to complete, meaning it will be some time before your new teeth are placed and ready to use. However, the permanence of implants once they are placed is well worth the time and effort for many patients.

If you have further questions about dental implants, please contact experienced cosmetic dentist Dr. Terry Bass, DDS today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in Lawton, Edmond, Norman, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.