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Dr. Arman Torbati DDS.

➤ Harvard & USC Graduate
➤ Associate Professor at USC
➤ Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics
➤ Prosthodontist, Cosmetic & Implant Dentist

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11600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste 300
Los Angeles, CA 90025

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How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?


If you have researched about getting dental implants, you might have read about the actual dental implant procedure from the bones' grafting to the placement of the final abutment. But, with all the activities involved in the dental implant procedure, the most common unanswered question is, "How long will it take? To kill your curiosity, the dental implant procedure timeline takes depends. There are cases where it might take one day for a patient with a healthy mouth and undergoing a single tooth implant procedure. However, if you are suffering from tooth diseases like gum disease, tooth decay, or dentures, your dental implant procedure timeline might take longer.


Before the step by step dental implant procedure process occurs; you must first consult with your dentist to evaluate you. The consultation often involves X-Rays, capturing photos, impressions, going through jaw relation records, and undergoing a 3D CT Scan and an oral exam. The evaluation is critical since it helps the dentist create an action plan tailored to your situation after assessing your situation. You could think of the evaluation and consultation as the first step in your journey to a healthier mouth and better smile. Factors increasing the scope and time for a dental implant procedure. Some factors make your dental implant procedure timeline lengthen. Since people are different, the amount of time depends on your needs.

Teeth removal

If you are replacing teeth or a tooth that needs to be removed first, the removal process occurs first. After the removal, you will have to go through the all on 4 dental implants procedure to replace missing teeth. Depending on the tooth type, you may need additional healing time after the all on 4 dental implants procedure.

Grafting bones

Patients who have encountered missing teeth might also witness a loss of bones in their Jaws. If you have such a situation, you will have to go through bone grafting for dental implants to strengthen the weak area. While some people may undergo dental implant procedure immediately after the bone grafting for dental implants, others have to wait for upto four months for the jaw to heal.

The health of your gum

Dental problems arise due to many reasons, among them gum disease and tooth decay. If you are a victim of such oral health issues, the dentists have first to correct them. You will discuss this with the dentists during the consultation, and depending on its severity, you will have to wait for around four months before the actual step by step dental implant procedure takes place. To ensure your health gets back to normal and you heal quickly, keep in touch with your dentists and follow their advice.

Implant Procedure

You are now set for the dental implant and the step by step dental implant procedure. The first step is placing the titanium rod, which will serve as the root for your mouth. This process does not take long and lasts for 30-60 minutes to place each titanium rod in a single appointment. The dentist will give you a local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Although you will be awake when the dentists place the rod, you will not feel anything. Some dentists even prefer to place the abutment when placing the titanium rod as part of the step by step dental implant procedure. With the Los Angeles Dental implants in your body, it is time to wait for healing. On ordinary occasions, the dental implant procedure healing takes between three months to six months for the bone surrounding the rod to fuse to its it-osseointegration. As you wait for osseointegration to take place, you will have a temporary crown while the dentist prepares the permanent crown. This means you will walk out of the office with a bright smile, and you will be the only one knowing it's not permanent yet. After completing the osseointegration and your dentist confirms your hums have adequately healed, the dentist will now fit the crown. Dentists use state of the art technology to make a custom mold of your mouth. After creating a custom mold, they then create an artificial tooth that perfectly fits your teeth' shape and size. The crown will be fitted seamlessly and comfortably in the gap left by the missing tooth, with the same color as the rest of the teeth. The dentist will then take you through a session explaining how to take care of the tooth replacement. Just as you would for natural teeth, it is recommendable to attend regular hygienist appointments and check-ups. The success rate of Los Angeles dental implants varies depending on the jaw's location and its place. According to studies, dental implant procedures have a 98% success rate. During the consultation process, the dentists will tell you the possible success rate based on your situation.


The dental implant procedure timeline for healing are given as averages. The average dental implant procedure timeline for healing is six to eight months. This is because some patients need less time to heal while others need a substantial amount of time to heal. Some of the conditions known to slow down the healing process include:

  • Chronic stress
  • Ongoing medications
  • Weight
  • Health issues like diabetes
  • Age
  • Smoking
  • Nutrition

Before embarking on the implant procedure, ensure your dentist tells you what you need to know about healing.

Speeding up recovery

Even if the average recovery period for implant procedures is a minimum of six months, you can reduce that time if you use proper care techniques. To speed up recovery, you should:

  •  Avoid smoking tobacco products.
  • Follow all the personalized instructions by your dentist.
  • Avoid hard and crunchy foods.


There is no agreed answer on the period it takes for dental implant procedures. If you are looking for dental implant procedures in Arman Torbati DDS., contact us for discussions and consultations. Our tailored and bespoke treatments are located in Arman Torbati DDS., and they care for all patients' needs. Replacing a single missing tooth using the step by step dental implant procedure takes around three months. If you want additional treatments and implants, the Final time would be longer. However, we will always be with you during your recovery journey-regardless of how long it is.

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