Naylors Court Dental Partners

How long does it take to heal from dental implant surgery?

Dental implants are custom-made to fit your mouth comfortably, so they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. Contrary to popular belief, dental implant surgery is not painful because of the nerve-numbing anesthetic your dentist gives you before the procedure. 

The Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are the only dental restoration option that preserves natural bone, actually helping to stimulate bone growth. The time the procedure takes depends on how many implants you need.

If you only need one implant, the procedure may only take about 30 minutes. A more complex surgery involving more than one implant may take around four hours. 

The Dental Implant Recovery Timeline 

It may take several months for the implant to heal properly and effectively fuse to your jawbone. 

Four different factors can affect your dental implant recovery timeline:

  1. Your current dental health
  2. How many teeth need replacement
  3. The location of the missing teeth
  4. If you need an extraction before the procedure 

Gentle Dental Implant Treatment in Pikesville, MD

Once the implant is placed in the jaw, your dentist will ask that you schedule a follow-up visit to track your progress. Whether you’re missing teeth due to decay, disease, or trauma, Naylors Court Dental Partners can help you rediscover your smile with dental implants. 

Call our Pikesville dental office today at (410) 784-4059 to schedule your appointment. 

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