Today, state-of-the-art guided surgical techniques are convenient alternatives to place dental implants and allow you to have the dental implant placed along with the implant-supported teeth in a single session. This new technology has significantly simplified the procedure, for both patients and dentists. The major advantage of the guided surgical technique is the minimal amount of manipulation of the soft tissue due to guided surgery. This can significantly reduce the healing time and the discomfort normally associated with traditional dental implant surgical techniques.
The conventional process can take from ten weeks to six months. First, the specialist places the dental implant which can heal and integrate with the jawbone. During the healing period, temporary teeth can be made until the permanent teeth are put in place.
The procedure method chosen depends on several factors, such as your dental health, the number of teeth involved, and which teeth are replaced. These factors will also determine the total number of visits to the specialist throughout the treatment period.