The Smile Shop
Adam Spriggs DDS & Kate Dolin DDS

How long does it take to get a dental implant?

Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants!

You couldn’t find a better way to replace missing teeth than dental implants in Durham, NC. Getting a dental implant can be life-transforming, but it doesn’t happen overnight. If you’re considering an implant, be prepared for a process that can take anywhere from six to eight months to complete.

The first step is a thorough dental examination with Dr. Spriggs and Dr. Dolin so they can check the bone in your jaw to see if you can get an implant. Once they determine that you’re a good candidate, a top specialist in our area will expertly place the implant in your jawbone.

The next step requires your patience because the implant needs plenty of time to heal and integrate with bone and tissue in your jaw that will hold it in place. The healing process can take anywhere from three to six months or longer in some cases.

Once the tooth implant integrates with your jawbone, our Durham, NC dentists attach a small connector piece to it called an abutment. In the final step, they secure a customized dental restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture to the abutment to complete your smile and restore normal function.

There’s a saying that good things are worth waiting for, and if you’ve been living with missing teeth, dental implants in Durham, NC can improve your entire outlook on life. All of our patients who have gotten dental implants at The Smile Shop tell us that the results were absolutely worth the wait.

If you want a solution for missing teeth, we would love to meet with you to explain the process in greater detail. Please call us at (919) 941-5549 to schedule a dental implants appointment.

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