You will notice a difference almost immediately.

However, the entire process can take anywhere between 3-9 months to complete treatment to the phase of permanent teeth. This depends on the type, and quantity of implants you need, along with the quality of bone in which the implants are placed.

In some cases for placement of one or two teeth, a temporary tooth can be made at the placement appointment. There are treatment options that are faster, such as dentures – for replacing all missing teeth.

However, none of these traditional methods prevent bone loss, or give the type of natural look and feel like implants do.

Dr. Luis Perez of Fairway Dental in Carrollton, Texas is a prosthodontist. He specializes in full mouth restoration and replacement of teeth. He creates the crown that goes on the abutment of the implant which is fitted to look like your natural tooth.

It’s important to have a dentist specialized in dental implants place the implants for you, and NOT a general dentist. You will save both time and money!