How long does the dental implant process take?
Every patient presents their own unique set of conditions that requires a customized treatment plan. At Alpharetta Creek Restorative Dentistry, we strive to create your perfect smile. From start to finish, we make sure you are happy and satisfied with your new smile. The dental implant process can be divided into 3 phases and could take up to 7 months to complete.
Initial Phase – Pre-surgical Evaluation and Planning
This phase will occur in one or multiple appointments over a period of time. If a tooth removal is required, an additional procedure called bone graft may need to be performed. We will also need a CT scan on your impacted tooth. For your convenience, CT scans can now be performed in our office onsite. The purpose of a CT scan is to give us a more precise view of your tooth and thus, allows us to create a treatment plan that is customized just for you. Our office will also take impressions and photos of your teeth at the same time.
Implant Phase – Implant Placement
During this phase, a titanium implant will be placed at the pre-determined location(s). This procedure generally takes 1 to 2 hours to complete. From the surface, the implant will not be visible after its planted as it will be hidden underneath your gum to allow the bone and the implant to heal/integrate undisturbed for 3 to 6 months. This is the proper method for ensuring long term success.
Crown Phase – Crown Fabrication and Delivery
We are almost there!
During this final phase, Dr Kai will check for stability and healing of the implant(s). It is important to take an impression during the first appointment of this phase. We want to make sure your tooth/crown will have the correct position, size, and color. Please expect 2 to 3 appointments during this phase to perfect your smile!
As you can see, there are a number of factors that influence the answer to this question. But it always starts with an evaluation. Early treatment is effective in reducing the overall time frame. Please call us today at (770)777-2803 to schedule your free implant evaluation!