Now, the healing begins. How long it takes depends upon the quantity and quality of available jawbone. In some cases, such as our Same Day Smile program, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed. Dr. Campbell will advise you of the timetable and details for your follow-up care and healing.
Occasionally, impressions are made at the time the implant is placed. This enables the crown to be ready when the implants have healed. How long your mouth needs to heal is determined by a variety of factors. Between one and four appointments are usually needed to ensure that your mouth is healing well and to determine when you are ready for the restorative phase of your treatment.
In some cases, it may be beneficial to perform a soft tissue graft to shore up the gum tissue around the implant. This process involves moving a small amount of gum tissue from one part of your mouth to the area around the implant. Most often, it is a brief, comfortable procedure.
Whether it’s one tooth or all of your teeth that are being replaced, your restoring dentist will complete the process by attaching the crowns to the dental implants you’ve received.