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I lost my two front teeth and need dental implants. How long would the procedure take?

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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 4-6 months

Once teeth are loss the implant us placed under the gum to allow osseointegration or bone growth around the implant.
After 4-6 months the final crowns are made. During the healing you can have a temporary flipper that will replace your teeth and make it easier to smile.

In brief: 4-6 months

Once teeth are loss the implant us placed under the gum to allow osseointegration or bone growth around the implant.
After 4-6 months the final crowns are made. During the healing you can have a temporary flipper that will replace your teeth and make it easier to smile.
Dr. Dave Burns
Dr. Dave Burns
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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dentistry - Periodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stages

The procedure itself takes about an hour. Integration takes 8 to 12 weeks.
Good luck.

In brief: Stages

The procedure itself takes about an hour. Integration takes 8 to 12 weeks.
Good luck.
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
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In brief: Two basic options

It varies depending upon your particular circumstances.
The actual placement of the implant fixtures takes about an hour, once everything is planned for in advance. Some dentists place temporary crowns on the same day, while others make you a temporary removable bridge and place the final crowns in 4 to 6 months. See a dentist to discuss your particular situation and treatment options.

In brief: Two basic options

It varies depending upon your particular circumstances.
The actual placement of the implant fixtures takes about an hour, once everything is planned for in advance. Some dentists place temporary crowns on the same day, while others make you a temporary removable bridge and place the final crowns in 4 to 6 months. See a dentist to discuss your particular situation and treatment options.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Varies.

At our dental implant center (by design dental implant center) we typically place implants and make fixed temporary teeth at the same visit.
This requires healthy bone in the correct location. Each patient is different and presents with their unique circumstances, so there can be different approaches. We offer free consultations to educate people about their situation and offer treatment options.

In brief: Varies.

At our dental implant center (by design dental implant center) we typically place implants and make fixed temporary teeth at the same visit.
This requires healthy bone in the correct location. Each patient is different and presents with their unique circumstances, so there can be different approaches. We offer free consultations to educate people about their situation and offer treatment options.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Immediately

Now we can place the implants and temporary teeeth at the same moment so in aprox 2 hours you can leave the dental office with fixed teeth again.
Of course we need to check how much bone you have first.

In brief: Immediately

Now we can place the implants and temporary teeeth at the same moment so in aprox 2 hours you can leave the dental office with fixed teeth again.
Of course we need to check how much bone you have first.
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
Dr. Andres Carbunaru
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In brief: Need Consultation

Depends on many variables - like amount and quality of remaining bone, type of implant used, type of crown to be used for reconstruction.
Need to discuss this with the dentist you select to do the implants.

In brief: Need Consultation

Depends on many variables - like amount and quality of remaining bone, type of implant used, type of crown to be used for reconstruction.
Need to discuss this with the dentist you select to do the implants.
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
Dr. Douglas Tavenner
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