Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry

How long do dental implants take to heal?

As with any medical procedure, healing and recovery times are different for everyone. In general, though, healing can take as little as months or as long as a year.dental implants | general dentistry | berkeley ca

The usual procedure for placing an implant is as follows:

  • Dr. Amy Au performs a thorough evaluation and exam to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. She uses state-of-the-art cone beam technology (CBCT) to identify anatomical structures and plan the optimal placement of your implant as needed.
  • Next, she places the titanium post in your jaw and allows it to heal. Healing involves a process called osseointegration, where surrounding bone and tissue grow around and accept the biocompatible implant. The time this process takes depends on multiple factors including general health, smoking history, and the quality of surrounding bone.
  • During the healing phase of implant placement, routine visits with Dr. Au will be required to ensure that the dental implant takes in the best possible way.

When considering a procedure like dental implant placement, it’s important for you to have all the facts. If you are thinking about implants and have questions, please call Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry so we can arrange a convenient consultation.

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Important information regarding COVID-19 Safety


Welcome back!  Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY open because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.

Our team closely follows guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, ADA, and Berkeley City in regards to existing and new personal protective equipment (PPE), updated engineering, modified administrative protocols, and extra safety practice protocols. You can expect to see some changes for your next appointment, such as pre-appointment respiratory screening, daily temperature-taking, social distanced office area, more air purification and ventilation in each operatory, staggered and lengthened appointments, and more physical barriers installed to keep the office a safe environment for everyone.
 

We ask that everyone 12 and older must have face cover on when you arrive at our office, and to help social distance, we may ask you and your family, companion to wait in your car during any wait.

 

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to see you soon!

Amy Au, Barbara Curtis, and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team