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I'm thinking about getting a dental implant. How long does it take from start to finish?
I think it probably varies by personal situation, but for me it was almost 9 months from start to finish. This included the tooth extraction and then waiting for it to heal as well as a bone graft and waiting for that to heal. The implant itself was screwed in my jaw in an hour or so. Three months later, after healing was confirmed, I had my crown put in on top.
It really depends on the amount of bone that is available to place an implant in the area. Sometimes, an implant can be placed the same day the tooth is extracted. If the implant is placed separately from the extraction and bone graft, it will take about 3 months for the bone to be ready to receive an implant. Typically, it's about 3 months from the placement of the implant that the implant can be restored with a crown.
Like many things, it can vary.
The physical process of placing a single dental implant takes about one hour.
You then need to let the placed dental implant heal while the bone fuses around your new implant. That can take about 4-6 months or longer, depending on your overall oral health and the amount and strength of bone around that tooth.
This page has several articles covering pros and cons and other information about dental implants.
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