|In our practice we use implants whose tolerance by the body is well documented with clinical research. In most circumstances, the implant is inserted on an out-patient basis. The patient is treated under local anesthetic or, if requested, general anesthesia. The duration of the healing period, which lasts until the bone has grown intact around the Titanium implant, is one to four months. Until the new tooth is affixed to the implant, closing the gap, the client will use a high-quality and completely functional provisional prosthetic.
With regular check-ups and good oral-hygiene, the new tooth can last a lifetime.