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How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?

21 June 2022

Do you have missing teeth? Are you considering getting a dental implant? In general, most dental implant treatments require an average of six months from start to finish. Here’s what you can expect during your treatment process:

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How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?

At Smile Concepts, you would have an initial consultation with our doctors and find out if you are a good candidate for dental implant. Secondly, your Dental implant installation begins after your treatment plans have been drawn up and personally designed for you. During this procedure, we will numb each site and create a small opening in the bone, then cover the implants to allow them to integrate.

Meanwhile, sedation options are available during this appointment.

Osseointegration: 3-6 Months

How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?

Now, this is the most important phase of your entire dental implant treatment. It’s called ‘osseointegration’, which is where the bone inside your jaw fuses to the ribbed surface of your dental implant.

In fact, implants are made out of biocompatible materials that are naturally attractive to your bone tissue. Therefore, this is why integration is fairly predictable. The key is to have the implant installed in an area of healthy bone and then not disrupt it for at least three months, minimum. Sometimes, two or three more months are needed. Don’t worry – We can check on the integration process by taking an X-ray at your follow-up appointments.

During osseointegration, the implant will be covered by your gum tissues to prevent any irritation or pressure on the restoration. After that, temporary restorations are usually fitted if your missing tooth is in a noticeable part of your mouth.

Prepping for Your Dental Implant Restoration: 1-2 Visits

After your dental implants are fully integrated with the bone, we will uncover the top of each one by creating a small opening in your gum tissue. Meanwhile, numbing medication is all that’s required and since the incision is extremely small, an over-the-counter pain reliever is usually all you’ll need.

During this visit, we will attach a special device called an ‘abutment’ to each implant. The abutment screws into the top of each respecting implant and extends above the gums. It serves as an anchor for your fixed crown, bridge, or full-arch prosthesis.

After that, with your implant abutment fully in place, we’ll take an impression of your bite in that area. This mould is then sent to our lab, where your permanent restoration is designed to fit in that space.

How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?

Placement of Your Final Dental implant Restoration

At this stage, once your dental implant is fully integrated, the abutment is placed, and you’ve had impressions for your fixed implant restoration, it will be about two more weeks until the final appointment.

At this placement visit, we will attach the new crown, bridge, or implant-retained denture to your supporting abutments. For most people, this final phase of treatment is about six months after the implant placement appointment.

At Smile Concepts, we are using the Newest Digital navigation Implant Surgery which utilises the optimised 3D computer simulation surgery with Minimal Incision & Less Pain.

Dental implants are more affordable than you think

At Smile Concepts Sydney CBD, we offer a range of Interest-free payment plans (including Afterpay®) to ease your financial stress and take full care of your dental implant cost!

The cost of dental implant procedure in Sydney can start from $40/week on our interest-free payment plans. Click here to learn more about dental implant cost.

You Can’t Rush Perfection

A dental implant can be a lifelong investment. Although dental implants are not a same-day procedure, they’re designed to last a lifetime. With patience and temporary restorations, you’ll find that these six months pass more quickly than you expect.

With good home care and regular checkups, your dental implants can last for decades to come.

Keen to find out if you are the right candidate for dental implant? Contact Dr Shah of Smile Concepts today to find out if dental implants are right for you. We’re conveniently located in Sydney CBD, right next to Town Hall Station.

Need more dental implant advice in Sydney CBD?

Contact our friendly team – Your health is our priority. With more than 20 years of experience, Our Smile Concepts Team pride ourselves in offering you a 7-star service and delivering the best results. 

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Dr Manish Shah

Dr. Manish Shah is a cosmetic dentist with a special interest in porcelain veneers, dental implants and Invisalign in Sydney. He is also a medical doctor with an expertise in sleep & craniofacial pain medicine practising at Smile Concepts.