This depends on the density of bone into which the implants are placed. Generally treatment times are 3-4 months for implants placed in the lower jaw and 4-6 months in the upper jaw due to the difference in bone densities.
During the initial healing phase, OSSEOINTEGRATION takes place. This is the process whereby the bone fuses with the titanium implant which is placed into it hence anchoring it firmly.
After this time, posts are connected to the implants and temporary teeth may be constructed. These are usually left for 6-8 weeks to allow the gum to mature and form a natural contour. The final teeth can then be made and fitted. Treatment in most cases where there is no grafting is usually completed in 4-5 months.