Dental Implant Process
There are 3 main ways to have a Dental Implant placed:
Remove tooth and place bone in the socket for healing. Implant is placed in 3-4 months. Final tooth is then placed after another 3-4 months. Time until final tooth: 6-8 months
Remove tooth, place bone, place implant. Time untill tooth: 3 months
Remove tooth, place bone, place implant, place temporary tooth (this is mainly for cosmetic areas). Cost: approximately Time untill tooth (temporary tooth): Immediately
Remember that the Final Permanent Tooth Restoration and the cost associated with it is provided by your dentist. Also be aware that there are costs associated with making a removable tooth to hold the space with option 1 and 2.
The vast majority of patient choose Option 3 when it is possible.
Benefits of options 3 include:
A. Less cost B. No removeable tooth during healing C. Quicker final tooth restoration.