Now, patients also have the option of dental implants. Implants will allow you to eat, smile, and speak with confidence once again. Dental implants involve two separate appointments. During the first appointment, we will implant a metal anchor – usually titanium – to act as the tooth root. It usually takes between three and six months for the implant to bond to the jawbone. In the meantime, you will wear temporary dentures and may be on a soft diet. We’ll then create your new teeth during this time period.