The dental implant process happens in multiple steps, so several healing stages may be required. How many teeth you're having replaced, and your overall health are just a couple of the other factors that will affect your implant healing time. Here's more about the healing process from our Surrey and Delta dentist.
Every patient is unique but there are a few steps to the implant process that most patients will go through. You will be finished with your dental implant treatment once these steps are successfully completed!
A healing period of approximately four to six months will be required prior to the implant portion of your treatment if you require bone grafting in order to place the implant. Grafting is necessary if you lack healthy bone in the area where the implant will be placed.
In cases where an extraction is necessary before the implant procedure, there may be a healing period needed but thanks to new advances in dentistry, dentists can often place the implants at the same time as the extractions. If that's possible in your case no double healing time will be called for. Depending on your health, this stage will take about a week to heal.
After four to six months have passed, once the bone has integrated with the implant metal, the next stage of the dental implant procedure can take place.
At this point 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 you can expect out of your dental implant treatment process, contact our Surrey dentists today!