FAQS - Dental Implants
FAQs - Dental Implants

  What are dental implants?
  How much do dental
    implants cost?

  Who is a candidate for
    dental implants?

  Am I too old for
    dental implants?

  How successful are
    dental implants?

  How long does the dental
    implant treatment take?

  Does the dental implant
    treatment hurt?

  How do I maintain my
    dental implant?

  How do I start treatment?

FAQs - Dental Implants

How long does the dental implant treatment take?

Dental ImplantsGenerally, the treatment is carried out in three stages over a period of four to six months.

Stage 1:
Dr. Aufderheide
The implant fixture is inserted into the jawbone. A healing period of three to six months is allowed for the fixture to completely fuse or "integrate" with the jawbone before proceeding to Stage 2.

Stage 2:
Dr. Aufderheide
The top of the implant fixture is re-exposed and the abutment is fitted over the fixture. A period of two to three weeks is allowed for the gums to heal around the abutment before proceding to Stage 3.

Stage 3:
Restorative Dentist
The artificial tooth or denture is fabricated and
fitted over the abutment.

Dental implants offer a better solution to the problem of missing teeth!

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