Dental implants are restorations that can replace one or more missing teeth. The extent and duration of the implant procedure will depend largely on the number of teeth that need to be replaced. Tooth extraction may also need to occur prior to the placement of your dental implants, which will require extra healing time before the implants can be inserted. The Arlington, Virginia implant dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics will be able to create a custom treatment plan for your unique situation.
The dental implants themselves will take several months to heal and grow into the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, you will return to our office to have your abutment and dental crown attached to the dental implant. At this time, the process will be complete and you will have a fully functional replacement tooth and root.
Some factors that may lengthen the time of the dental implant process include:
- Treatment for gum disease
- Tooth extractions
- The number of implants to be used
- Condition of the underlying bone structure, which may require a bone graft in order to accommodate your new implant
Please contact our experienced implant dentists today to schedule an initial consultation. Galleria Dental Aesthetics serves patients in Arlington, Tysons Corner, Alexandria, Fairfax, and McLean, Virginia.