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Why The 4-Step Tooth Implant Timeline Is Essential

Posted on 3/7/2022 by Evan
Why The 4-Step Tooth Implant Timeline Is EssentialIn people whose teeth are missing or have been extracted, dental implants make an ideal solution. The process of fitting dental implants takes several visits and is spread over a period of time, usually several months. Although there are same-day implants, they are only temporary and you wear them during the time you are waiting for the fabrication of permanent implants. Here we give you the reasons why tooth implants require multiple visits and what each appointment means for you.

Dental Implant Examination

During the pre-procedure consultation, a dentist examines and assesses you for dental implants. The dental specialist will have to determine if you are a candidate for implants. You will have to undertake X-rays and get yourself evaluated. The dentist examines the teeth, jawbone, and gums to see that they are healthy. If you lack sufficient bone volume or mass at the implant site, the specialist may recommend what is known as bone grafting to help build new bone to ensure adequate implant support.

Implant Placement

A dental professional inserts titanium alloy implants into the jawbone. It takes about one to two hours. It is during this time that you receive your same-day implants, which offer a temporary solution. The dentist prescribes you OTC pain relievers to tackle post-surgery soreness.


The dentist gives you time to heal. Therefore, over the next couple of months, your jawbone will slowly be fusing with the implant. Usually, titanium readily integrates with the jawbone, a process referred to as osseointegration. It takes about three to six months to have the implant screw and bone fully fuse together.

Placement of the Final Restoration

The last step is the placement of your permanent restoration, which is a crown, denture, or bridge. A dentist uses a connecting piece referred to as an abutment to attach the restoration. The crown, denture, or bridge is all that remains visible at the completion of the process. Now you understand why the implant timeline is very necessary. Call us today to begin your journey to receiving new teeth. Schedule an appointment today.

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