Your dental implants timeline will vary based on a number of factors, including the number of implants placed and any preparatory procedures performed. Most traditional implant procedures take about six months to complete, from consultation to restoration placement. Dr. Navid Baradarian in Manhattan and New York, NY, can review your unique needs, aesthetic goals, and personal preferences to provide an accurate estimate. He can then design a customized treatment plan, with a focus on safety, efficiency, and comfort.
The first step of treatment involves a comprehensive consultation. During this visit, Dr. Baradarian can review your medical and dental history and conduct an evaluation of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. He may request x-rays or other advanced images for a complete picture of your smile. After collecting this information, he will determine if you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, and if so, will discuss the specifics of your procedure and timeline.
During your consultation, Dr. Baradarian will examine the strength and density of your jawbone. Patients lacking sufficient jawbone tissue may require a preparatory sinus lift or bone graft before they can receive dental implants. These separate surgical procedures may require up to three to six months of healing time before implants can be placed.
If you do not require preliminary procedures, you may then schedule your implant surgery. Dr. Baradarian works with a trusted oral surgeon and can coordinate all aspects of your treatment. The length of your implant placement procedure will vary, depending on how many implants you receive. Generally, it takes one hour to place a single implant and two to three hours or more for multiple implants.
Once you have fully healed, you can return for a second, minor surgery. During this procedure, we will place abutments, which are small pieces that connect the implant to the restoration. Once complete, you will need to wait an additional two weeks for your gums to recover before you can receive your restorations.
After healing, Dr. Baradarian will take impressions of your smile, which will be used to fabricate your custom crown, bridge, or dentures. After your restoration has been crafted, he will ensure that it fits comfortably and securely in your bite, making any modifications as needed. He can then place your restorations, revealing your new and improved smile.
If you are a candidate for All-on-4® dental implants, preparatory procedures and extensive healing times are not required. The All-on-4® technique involves the strategic placement of four implant posts in the jawbone. This system is quicker than traditional implants, since candidates do not undergo preparatory procedures, nor do they require six months of healing time, since the posts and temporary restorations are placed on the same day. Dr. Baradarian will discuss your options with you to determine