Typically, the dental implant process happens in multiple steps, meaning that several healing stages may be needed. Other factors that will affect your healing time include how many teeth you're having replaced, and your overall health.
Here’s a little about what will happen in between the procedure and recovery during each stage. You will be finished with your dental implant treatment once these steps are successfully completed!
If bone grafting is necessary before the implant can be placed, a waiting period of approximately four to six months will be required prior to the implant portion of your treatment. Grafting will be required if you are lacking healthy bone in the area where the implant will be placed.
If you require an extraction before the implant procedure, there will also be a healing period necessary. Thanks to new advances in dentistry, now dentists can often place the implants at the same time as the extractions, so that there is no double healing time. This procedure will take about a week to heal, depending on your health.
Once the bone has integrated with the implant metal, after four to six months have passed, the second part of the dental implant procedure can take place.
This is when your dentist can attach an abutment to your dental implant, to which either an artificial tooth (a dental cap) or denture will be attached.
For more information about what to expect out of your dental implant treatment process, please contact our Surrey dentists today!