Video – How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

Video – How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

Video – How Long Do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

Dental implants can require some time to heal before they become integrated to your jawbone.  Teeth can be made on the implants on the same day that the implant is placed, or a few months later. It is quite variable.  Having a bone graft may or may not prolong that time.

This video taken at my office in Burbank, California should provide clarity as to when the final teeth can be made.




  1. J.D.

    A friend of mine was told they need all of their teeth removed and dental implants put in. All on six upper and lower arch if possible with zirconia bridge with porcelain or fixed hybrid bridge. They were told to wait 3 or 4 months after removal for gums to heal and all periodontal disease to be gone then have implants put in then wait another 3-6 months for implants to integrate before going back for final step. Does that sound right to you? Also which type of zirconia and hybrid bridges look most natural for the teeth and gums? I saw one zirconia where you could see the shadow of the teeth under the gums and it did not look natural.

    July 5, 2019 at 10:23 pm Reply
    1. Ramsey Amin

      There is soooo much to having this procedure done right the first time.

      In my office, your friend would have immediate FIXED implant teeth within 24 hours. This requires some very special management to prevent the implants getting infected.

      So no denture…ever.

      More important than the type of material used is the lab design and manufacturing of the bridge. You need to connect with a DDS that flies this routinely for best result.


      July 23, 2019 at 5:52 am Reply
  2. i’m going to make implant my front tooth only one tooth and how long will take time to make implant and how long will take time to heal Sir because i’m working at hotel thus why sir

    November 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      it varies…here is an update to this post that will help 😉

      November 21, 2018 at 10:45 pm Reply
  3. jj

    Nice blog post very informative regarding the dental implants healing duration.

    January 3, 2018 at 9:56 am Reply
  4. Dr Rishi saini

    Sir I am a prosthodontist just new to implants sir I did implant in 17 region with d 4 bone I inserted 4.2*8 size implant . But primary stability was minimal will that will osseointegrate.

    April 24, 2017 at 3:25 pm Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Did it wobble or spin in the osteotomy?

      April 28, 2017 at 1:47 pm Reply
      1. Dr Rishi saini

        Yaa sir

        April 28, 2017 at 1:50 pm Reply
        1. RamseyAminDDS

          If if wobbled it should be removed right there on the spot. If it spins but is stable it may take. A better option is to remove and replace it going 0.5mm larger in diameter as a rescue implant.
          Hope this helps.

          April 28, 2017 at 2:05 pm Reply
          1. Dr Rishi saini

            Thanx a lot sir I want to send u the pics … If u can tell me any mail id on which I can attach sir ? Please sir

            April 28, 2017 at 2:51 pm
  5. Antoinette badra

    I had 2 teeth implant next to each other 3 days ago but I have tingling and numbness in my lip and chin, is this normal or I have damaged nerve.

    February 12, 2017 at 6:10 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Yes, and that is possible. You need to see your dentist ASAP. Please keep me posted on what they did and please re-tell your story each time you reply so that we can follow it. The comments sometimes get lost and I cannot see all of them.

      Nerve info

      February 23, 2017 at 12:35 am Reply
    2. Antoinette Badra

      Talked to my dentist he took x-ray and told me it takes 6 months to heel, so far it’s been 4 months it’s getting better very slowly, still numb and very discomfort. End of July he’s going to take impression , I hope all the pain and numbness subsidies by then. Thanks

      April 30, 2017 at 12:06 am Reply
  6. flora

    I had 6 implant done 6 weeks ago I am concern that l could have any kind of problems with the implant l have to fly to Florida and I leave in California 3/23/15 if you could be so kind and answer me as soon as possible Thank You

    April 18, 2015 at 8:03 am Reply
    1. RamseyAminDDS

      Your name is extremely familiar. Did you come to me as a patient in the past? Why did you elect to have treatment elsewhere?


      Ramsey Amin DDS

      April 26, 2015 at 9:31 pm Reply
  7. Hi Kamirah,
    Having braces done will only benefit the situation. Be patient. It will probabaly take 1-2 years total time.
    Dr. Amin

    March 7, 2011 at 1:34 pm Reply
  8. Kamirah

    Dear Dr.Ramsey,
    I’ve been hit by a 4 or 5 years ago. My big tooth on the left had fallen out. I’ve had replacement 4 or 5 years ago, but i was so young and irresponsible that i lost it. I dont know why i waited this long to get a new one or a implant. but now my tooth that was behind it shifted over. I have to get braces and a implant. How long will it take to do this whole process?

    March 5, 2011 at 1:17 pm Reply
  9. Silvia

    I am always excited to visit this blog in the evenings. Please keep up the good content. It is very entertaining and informative!.

    February 17, 2010 at 6:17 am Reply
  10. Hi Christina,
    You have the exact situation as a patient that I just treated a few days ago.
    There is no reason to delay placing the implant. When teeth move through a space by way of braces, bone grows in the area.
    If you don’t replace it soon, the bone will shrink, and it will become more complicated and costly.
    You can take off the braces and just use the retainer while the implant heals.
    How old are you? That may make a difference.

    January 13, 2010 at 9:15 pm Reply
  11. C

    Hi Dr. Ramsey
    I have braces and after my teeth came into space a gap was created on my upper left side in the middle.
    This gap has been kept open for a half a year and now they have suggested to put in an implant, since it would be very difficult to move my two last teeth forward. Do you think this is a good idea, should I wait longer before I do this? I still have my braces on, and asked them to remove them after the implant is put in, instead of now. Is the gap too fresh for an implant? Do you think the bone is ready in 6 months or should wait longer before the procedure?
    Looking forward to your response.
    Thank you.

    January 13, 2010 at 3:43 am Reply

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Monica D.
Monica D.
December 29, 2020.
There aren't enough words (and I have a lot of words) to tell you how grateful I am to have found Dr. Ramsey Amin and his wonderful staff. I had an enormous amount of bone loss and I was hopeless after being treated by a different doctor for two years. I had multiple procedures such as gum graft, extractions, and a sinus lift. After all of that, the doctor released me and told me he could not help me any longer. He sent me to a large teaching hospital - who also had no idea how to help me. I was terrified and embarrassed. I had been missing teeth due to those procedures since 2017. That sent me out on a journey of meeting with no less than five different dentist/oral surgeons. Most of them shamed me for the bone loss and wondered what I had done to cause this. In reality, I had done nothing. The bone loss is my body's immune system fighting me, as well as hereditary traits. In fact not only was I having difficulty being able to have implants, I also had so much bone loss that I was also not a candidate for dentures. I researched "what to do when you have bone loss and can't get implants" and I found Dr. Amin's website. Then I researched him, read his reviews, watched every one of his You Tube videos. I called and got an appointment, and kept going to consultations with other providers. I had long since stopped smiling and being social. Missing teeth and the shaming was affecting my life so adversely. When I met with Dr. Amin for my consultation he was ready. He had all of my records and had already reviewed my scans. But more than that, he genuinely wanted to get to know about my life. He was/is authentic, kind and extremely professional with so much success and experience in difficult cases like mine. He worked up a treatment plan & I came back two weeks later to discuss my options...and the journey began. I have had three procedures under IV sedation, no pain, no narcotics needed for aftercare. Dr. Amin is a consumate, experienced oral surgeon who cares about your health & understands your fears. He communicates every step of the way and will provide you with all the information you need to make a decision to improve your health. I am still working toward my end goal, and we had to zig from traditional implants and zag to zygomatic implants instead...which is the reason I chose him in the first place. If there was nothing else that could be done to get me healthy & smiling again, I knew he would have that option to help me. And of course 2020, the year of CV-19. Don't worry, Dr. Amin & his staff follow all health & safety protocols. This review is long, because it is important you know my journey, so you might understand how fortunate I feel to be healing. I'm torn, because this place is like a great restaurant, I want to shout from the rooftops how great it is, how great he is. And at the same time, I want to keep this all to myself. I come 75 miles each way to see him. I know people travel from all over the world for his expertise. Do yourself a favor, have a consultation. You won't regret it. Dr. Amin is amazing and so is his staff.
Jennifer B.
Jennifer B.
December 18, 2020.
I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Amin and his professional staff. I have to start off and say that I am absolutely TERRIFIED of the dentist due to several past experiences. I found myself putting this off for YEARS until I was referred over to Dr. Amin. I was petrified on my first visit... but he along with his WONDERFUL staff made me feel so calm and at ease. I had quite a bit of work that needed to be done, but we found the perfect plan that worked out for me, and I couldn't be happier. Words cannot express my gratitude to each and every staff member that made me feel safe and comfortable. Dr. Amin was always so attentive in asking if I was ever in pain... and I never was. These are truly remarkable individuals, and I'm so lucky to have a dentist that I can trust. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE each and every one of you! Thank you,
D M.
D M.
December 17, 2020.
I cannot say enough positive things about Dr. Amin and his staff. I originally found them on Yelp about two years ago. I needed an implant, front tooth of all places, and was extremely nervous not only about surgery but about how it would turn out. Let me just say I just adore the staff. Everyone is crazy friendly and the whole office has a very positive vibe. The staff is adorable and always has me smiling by the time I leave. They are all thorough and on-point about what they do, and I truly appreciate it. They are quick to respond to my emails no matter the question, and their appointment reminders are great too. Dr. Amin is very thorough and reassuring, and answered any questions my husband or I had. My regular dentist had questions about the procedure and Dr. Amin's office even reached out to them at my request (my dentist said they never received a call, but Dr. Amin's staff had date, time and notes - love the thoroughness!). After surgery the Dr. called to leave me a message about how it went. Very minimal pain during healing, never any pain during any visits. It took a few tries to get everything just right for the permanent crown (color, etc), but the end result is beyond fantastic! At one point during healing I thought I was experiencing some looseness or wiggling but unfortunately couldn't make it to the office. When I was finally able to make it in the Dr. was so relieved, bless his heart. Luckily it was just a false alarm and everything checked out ok. They're a bit further out from me, but I wanted the best. I sure found it! I wish they were my regular dentist, and I'm looking forward to seeing them again for my check-up which was delayed due to COVID.
Melissa E.
Melissa E.
December 9, 2020.
I found Dr. Amin a few years back after I hadn't been to a dentist in a decade. Many traumatic dental experiences in childhood have made me so phobic that even getting a cleaning was a knee-knocking, heart-pounding trial. But finally I couldn't put off some things any longer. During my first anesthesia session, Dr. Amin replaced five old metal fillings, and during the second he did three more plus a crown. I was completely comfortable, and never felt a thing. Because they were extra-long sessions, I did sleep for about 12 hours after, but the next day I felt just fine. This past week, my back top tooth cracked in half and fell out of my mouth, and a couple days later the crown on the remainder of the tooth fell out too! Despite being nervous about Covid 19, I had to get it taken care of, so I called and quizzed the staff about precautions, which turned out to be even above and beyond what I would have expected. So yesterday I went for the tooth extraction and plug. After they put on the blood pressure cuff and put in the IV, I gradually got a little tired and closed my eyes. I sat there for about 10 minutes and thought Gee, I wonder if they're going to get started any time soon, and a minute later Dr. Amin said "Wake up, you're all done!" That was a short session, and I didn't have the kind of fatigue I did my first time. I stayed up most of the evening. Today, everything is good! I'm taking my antibiotic and eating soft foods, and there is surprisingly little pain now that the numbness has worn off. The tooth site and my cheek are a little sore, and the corner of my mouth, and I have a very slight headache, but nothing to any great level--I'm not even taking the acetaminophen. I feel good, and wide awake. Thanks to everyone at the office for a comfortable and professional job! I really REALLY appreciate you for giving me painless dental experiences!
Tanya S.
Tanya S.
December 3, 2020.
What can I say about Dr. Amin he is the best! I'm so grateful for him. He has literally changed my life and given me the confidence to smile more. I had major restorative dental work done and everything went smoothly. Dr. Amin is very compassionate and he really cares about his patients he made me feel comfortable and cared for. He is very knowledgeable and has a great sense of humor. His office is very clean and they take the patients health and safety very serious. His staff is also amazing they made me feel very welcomed and important. I'm so happy I did my research and found Dr. Amin.  Thank you Dr. Amin and team.
Sheila S.
Sheila S.
November 6, 2020.
Two implants done! Finished all procedures and I couldn't be happier. It's the first time in years I looked forward to going to the dentist. Even during Covid life the staff and Dr. Amin took care of me. There is a possibility I may move to Long Beach but I would still travel to keep Dr. Amin as my dentist.
Allison S.
Allison S.
November 4, 2020.
I could not ask for a more caring, exceptionally knowledgeable dental care provider. He's not just a dentist, but someone who looks after your immediate dental needs and helps you plan and prepare for the future.
Julia R.
Julia R.
October 8, 2020.
I've been going to Dr. Amin since I turned 16 and have been going since. Before going to Dr. Amin's dental office, I had 4 crowns that I was not happy with and dealt with it until finally I asked Dr. Amin and because I  feel comfortable and because I trust him with his work I recently had my crowns fixed and worked on by  Dr. Amin and have never loved my smile the way I do now, I can actually enjoy my pictures, I can enjoy my smile from either angle and that really mattered to me. Thank you so much Dr. Amin still and will be in love with MY smile
Aaron D.
Aaron D.
October 6, 2020.
I've been coming to Dr. Ramsey for about five years and I have to say, he is by far the best dentist I've had - ever. The staff is professional and kind, the office is exceptionally well maintained, and Dr. Ramsey is careful and extremely knowledgeable about current developments and research in dentistry. I recently had a dental implant which was a long process but well worth it. I required a sinus lift as well as a bone graft. The surgery went off without a hitch, I was comfortable and the healing process was quick and without complication. Highly recommend!!
Flo O.
Flo O.
September 21, 2020.
This is my 1st review of Dr. Amin, and in my over 17 years of being with him, my experiences with Dr. Amin and his staff have always been positive.  I don't recall a bad experience with the several implant procedures i have had.  They run an efficient office.  I like that they are proactive and reach out to their patients to remind us of routine care needed.  Dr. Amin's bedside care is impeccable.  They are also technologically up to date in terms of sending out texts as reminders, ability to incorporate any appointment into your mobile phone.  That is certainly a plus.  Keep up the great care!!!