Dental implants are the most durable and natural-looking solution available for our patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dental implants are permanent and allow for natural cleaning, chewing, and speech. The dental implants process generally takes from three to six months. During the first visit, the patient’s mouth and jaw will be examined visually and via CT scan to determine whether the patient is a good candidate for dental implants. At the second visit, the patient will be made comfortable with local anesthesia and their gums and jaw will be prepared to receive the implants. The titanium tooth roots will then be inserted into the patient’s jaw the incisions will be closed with stitches. After the implantation, the patient will return home to allow the healing process to begin and the implants will become fused to the jawbone. This process generally takes from three to six months. On the third visit for placing dental implants, the patient will be fitted with custom-crafted, natural-looking porcelain replacement teeth. If you feel you are a candidate for dental implants contact Bronx Dental today.