How long does it take for implants to heal?
Healing times for implants vary depending on the quality of the patient's bone and are often extended in cases where performing adjunctive procedures is necessary.
In general, dental implants require two to four months for the bone to heal (without being exposed to extra forces from biting).
Research into the mechanisms of bone attachment to titanium has improved the healing process to the point that some implant manufacturers can claim greatly shortened healing times for their products (but this is generally not the norm).
In recent years, research has demonstrated that in certain controlled circumstances, dentists can immediately load implants (connect prosthetic teeth) either the same day or shortly after they have been placed. While this is becoming increasingly common, most cases require a healing period of two to four months before the prosthetic restoration can be finalized.
What is a dental implant?
How are dental implants placed?
What is osseointegration?
Benefits of dental implants.
Healing and treatment care.
Are dental implants right for me?
How to care for my new implants?