Arthur Street Dental | Coffs Harbour, NSW

How long does it take to place an implant?

Several factors will relate to the length of time it takes to do an implant from start to finish, but generally, it takes up to six months. The time it takes to complete the entirety of the dental implants procedure is worth it to many patients due to the benefits dental implants provide.

Procedure for Dental Implants

Dentist in Coffs Harbour showing model of dental implantWe place the titanium dental implant directly into your jawbone, where it bonds with your natural bone in a process known as osseointegration. This process takes time. In some cases, it only takes about six weeks. In others, it takes about six months. But it’s beneficial to your oral health in the long run. When the dental implant fuses with the bone, it acts similarly to a natural tooth root, encouraging healthy bone growth. 

Additionally, the fusion between the implant and the bone adds incredible stability to the dental implant and improves your bite force. 

Once the osseointegration process is complete, we can place your dental crown on the implant. We customise the crown to match the shade of your surrounding teeth for a seamless appearance, and Dr Ward makes any necessary adjustments to ensure your bite is correctly aligned for comfort and function. 

Contact Us About Dental Implants in Coffs Harbour!

For information on dental implants, we encourage you to visit our page on dental implants for more information. We also invite you to call (02) 6652 1677 to arrange a consultation for dental implants with Dr Ward.