If you’re looking into replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, you may have questions about healing time and how long it will be until your smile is fully complete once again. It’s important to know exactly what to expect after starting the process to fill in your smile and continue with dental implants. Dr. Maryann Jacko, Dr. Jonathan Siefker, and Dr. Leah Divito at Doylestown Dental in Doylestown, OH, can explain the dental implant healing process and what healing time may look like.
Healing Time with Dental Implants
When you have a dental implant placed by your Doylestown, OH, dentist, there’s a healing process for each step of receiving your dental implants. It’s important that your gums get adequate time to heal so that you don’t encounter any issues in the future. Your dentist will walk you through each step and make sure that you’re fully prepared for what’s ahead.
First, your dentist will place a titanium post in your gums. This post will need to fuse with your jawbone, and this can take several months. It’s important that it has the time it needs to fully integrate with your bone because this helps provide a solid anchor for your new tooth. During this time, you’ll have a temporary denture placed on top to fill in the gap in your smile.
Once the implant has fully fused with your jawbone, an abutment will need to be placed. This is what attaches the dental crown to the implant. Your dentist may need to reopen your gum to expose the implant and properly attach the abutment. This can take at least two weeks to fully heal before the final step.
Once your abutment is attached and healed, the dental crown will be placed. This should take a few days to fully heal and you’ll be done and you’ll be able to show off your completed smile again!
Contact Your Dentist Today!
If you have any further questions about healing time or the dental implant process, be sure to reach out! Contact Dr. Maryann Jacko, Dr. Jonathan Siefker, and Dr. Leah Divito at Doylestown Dental in Doylestown, OH, to learn about dental implants and healing times. Call for more information today at (330) 658-6983.