How long does it take to place a dental implant?
The process can tell between 3-5 months and take 3-4 appointments.
Step 1: Assessment
At your first appointment, we discover your wants and goals so that we can tailor our process and create a bespoke and comprehensive plan for you.
We want to ensure that your mouth is healthy and suitable for treatment, so we will undertake a detailed examination, including any required X-rays.
We will take photographs, videos and a digital scan of your teeth.
If we need to extract your tooth before placing an implant, another appointment will be made for this. If no extraction is required, then go to Step 3.
Step 2: Extraction (optional step)
The unrestorable tooth is extracted. Ten weeks will be needed to allow healing and resorption of bone.
Step 3: CBCT Scan
A 3D x-ray will be taken of the area; this will let the implant surgeon know if there is enough bone and where to place the bone.
Step 4: Implant Surgery
The implant is placed into the bone. It will take 12 weeks for the implant to fuse to the bone.
Step 5: Review and Scan
Once fused and the dentist is happy, a scan will be taken of the area and sent to the lab for them to make a crown.
Step 6: Fit of crown
After a two-week wait, the height is fitted to the implant.