How Long Does The Dental Implant Procedure Take?

How Long Does The Dental Implant Procedure Take?

Dr. Ricardo Kimbers provides dental implants in Baltimore, MD, for patients missing teeth. Dental implants are a strong, beautiful, and long-lasting tooth replacement. Keep reading about how long the process takes and come see us to restore your smile.

Dental Implants in Baltimore, MD

If you have teeth that have been lost or extracted, dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for single teeth. Missing teeth can cause problems with chewing and speaking. They can also change your bite, weaken your jaw bone, and wreak havoc on your mouth. Dental implants restore function to your mouth and fill unsightly gaps in your smile. Dental implants can also be used to support removable dentures if you're missing multiple teeth. A dental implant fuses to your jaw bone making it strong, and the ceramic crowns are used to blend in with your natural teeth, making your smile beautiful again.

How long does the process take? 

Getting a new dental implant in Baltimore, MD, takes a few appointments and includes a healing period, but leaves you with a strong, permanent tooth replacement and keeps your mouth healthy.

The first step in the process is minor surgery to place the implant post in the jaw bone. After this surgery, you heal for a period of three to six months, and during this time a process called osseointegration takes place. Your jaw bone heals around and fuses to the implant, giving it strength. The actual length of your healing period will vary so discuss what you can expect with your dentist. During your healing period, you wear a temporary tooth cap, and your permanent crown is placed at a final appointment.

To get a new dental implant the process is completed over a series of months but you still have a functioning tooth while you heal. You'll need to schedule a few different appointments but you'll have a beautiful, permanent tooth replacement. Dr. Ricardo Kimbers is here for you when you are missing teeth and need a solution. Dental implants in Baltimore, MD, restore your smile so you can chew and speak with a full set of teeth! Contact us for an appointment at (410) 523-2662.