How Long Does the Dental Implants Process Take? By Jose Valenzuela on February 20, 2011

If you have lost even a single tooth, you’ve probably wondered just how you can restore that tooth. The same is true if you have multiple missing teeth. For this reason, many people consider getting dental implants. Dental implants can be used to fill in gaps between your teeth and secure individual artificial teeth or other dental appliances, such as dental bridges and dentures. The team at our Palm Springs cosmetic dentistry office would like to take a moment to cover the basics about implant dentistry and what that sort of treatment involves in terms of the duration of the process.

Implant dentistry will involve oral surgery to place the implants. This means that the dental implants will be anchored into your jawbone and gum tissue to be held in place. Following this surgery, a period of osseointegration will be required. This means that the dental implants will have a chance to fuse with your existing bone and soft tissues. This period will take anywhere between four to six months depending on your bone density. The position of the dental implants in the mouth (i.e., the upper jaw or lower jaw) will also determine the length of time required for osseointegration.

There are some alternative options to traditional implant dentistry that are available. One such option is mini dental implants. These sorts of dental implants can be placed in a few hours, do not require major oral surgery, and can be capped with Palm Springs dental crowns during the same visit. You can even eat as usually that night. It should be noted, however, that not everyone is a good candidate for mini dental implants.

To learn more about your options for enhanced dental care and improved dental health, it is important to contact our cosmetic and implant dentistry office serving Palm Springs. We look forward to addressing all of your concerns in greater detail.

Dr. Valenzuela

Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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