Northwest Arkansas Family Dental
Fayetteville, AR Dentist

How long does the dental implant process take?

If you have suffered tooth loss, you know that it can be difficult to laugh and smile with confidence. Chewing food and speaking correctly can be a chore. You may have even learned that tooth loss puts you at risk for additional tooth loss.

You’ve probably considered dental implants or other ways to replace missing teeth in Fayetteville, AR. Perhaps you’ve wondered how long it takes to get dental implants.

Though it may take a little longer for dental implants compared with other tooth replacement options, it’s important to remember that dental implants are different. They are more than tooth replacement options; they are an investment in your smile, and the only option that replaces your tooth and your root. Also, unlike other options, dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care—regular dental visits and daily brushing and flossing.

The Dental Implant Process 

Dental implants start with a consultation. If you are considered a good candidate, your dentist implants small but strong replacement roots in your jaw. Over several months, these roots integrate with your jawbone, creating a solid foundation for your replacement tooth.  

If you’re looking for dental implants in Fayetteville, AR, contact a friendly member of our dental team today to schedule an exam and chat.

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