Dental implants can be placed in patients of any age, providing they have fully developed jawbones and have a sufficient quantity and quality of bone tissue. Successful candidates for dental implants must also maintain good oral hygiene from them to remain strong and effective.
How long do dental implants take?
Every case is done on an individual basis. After an initial consultation with a reputable implant dentist, such as Joe Bhat, they will provide create a treatment plan including the estimated amount of time to complete the process. The treatment time depends on each patient’s needs as well as their medical and dental histories and the condition of their jawbone.
Following the initial consultation, the option may be given for a formal treatment planning session, where all the information needed to plan implant treatment is collected. This is available at quality dentists, such as Joe Bhat.
This consultation will include, photographs, models of your teeth, x-rays, a CT scan and an assessment of the bite. A personal written plan will be produced which explains in detail the options, together with a full break down of the costs, timescale and any additional information needed to make a final choice.
To ensure a strong, sturdy and long-lasting smile that looks, feels, fits and functions over time like natural teeth, multiple appointments are almost always necessary. The total amount of time from start to finish can be as short as a few months, to more than a year for more complex conditions. Patients return home in between visits and continue to work and go about their everyday lives. What’s most important is that the right treatment is received in a comfortable environment. Find an implant dentist you can trust, such as Joe Bhat.
Do they hurt?
There may be some discomfort and bruising, depending on each individual situation and restoration needs, but many patients feel better than they anticipated after the procedure. This can be helped further with the use of just a few paracetamols to ease any aches.
Most dental implant patients return to work and everyday activities by the next day and can function normally between appointments.