Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon Questions Missing Teeth

Does having a tooth replaced require an oral surgery follow up?

I'm 28 years old, and I want to have my missing tooth replaced. Would I need to have a follow up after the procedure?

2 Answers

Yes. Usually the first step is placing the dental implant, which is like the root replacement that goes into the bone. This needs to heal for 3-6 months depending on the site before the tooth portion can be put into place. All together, you might require 4-5 visits from start to finish.
Yes, if you are talking about getting a dental implant, you will need at least 2 follow-up visits. The first 1-2 weeks after the procedure to check healing and the second several weeks later to verify that the implant is ready to have a crown installed. This should be discussed at your consultation appointment.

Dr. Spiro Karras