Due to the loss of bone in the jaw, dental implants most often involve one or more surgeries over a period of up to a few months.
This process may take up to six months giving time for the bone to grow around the implant and firmly hold it in place. It is only then that the final crown can be placed in the implant.
However, if you have excellent bone quality in your jaw, you may be a candidate for this quicker procedure.
“Immediate load” implants have recently become very popular. These implants are just that. You come into the office and in one visit, you leave with your new teeth.
An assessment will be made to see If you have the jaw bone quality. The dentist need to be sure there is enough support for the implant to bear the weight of light chewing and a tooth replacement right away.
This is one of the most rewarding parts of a dentist’s job. It’s exciting when a patient, who has been wearing dentures for many years, can come in and after one long appointment, walk out with implanted permanent teeth!
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