The surgery to place the titanium tooth root implant takes approximately 1 to 2 hours. Afterwards, a healing cap will be placed over the top of the implant while your jaw bone and gums heal, which generally takes around 3 to 6 months. Once fully healed, your permanent tooth implant will be fitted. This usually happens over two appointments, a few weeks apart. During the first appointment, we will check to see that your implant has fused with your jaw bone and take an impression of the implant. This will then be sent to a dental laboratory where a dental technician will handcraft your new implant tooth. At your second appointment, the implant tooth will be placed and your smile will be complete!