There some patients who show up to dental offices with the idea that an implant is a small, non-invasive procedure they can have done in a few hours. Nothing could be further from the truth. No matter how your dentist is selling you on the having the treatment performed, be well aware that what you are undergoing is “surgery” – plain and simple.
All surgery, no matter how minor it is, is still a time intensive process. The amount of work needed to drill into the jaw, set the implant in place, allowing the body to heal around the prosthetic, and then starting the process all over again takes a tremendous amount of time to pull off.
This link to a dental forum, where cosmetic dentists can talk about the procedures they are involved in, shows just how serious these professionals take their craft, but also shows you the many issues they face when providing their patients with beautiful, healthy smiles.
Dental implants take time; so as long as you know that going in, you will allow the dentist to work on your teeth, without being hurried. This means you increase your chances of having a job well done.