Most implants will take 6-12 months to complete. Numerous factors, almost all related to the quality and quantity of jawbone available to stabilize the implant itself, affect the final treatment time. Depending on your unique needs, we may design temporary placeholder teeth for you to smile with, ranging from a single front tooth to a complete full set or denture if all the teeth on one jaw are being replaced at once. Please note that as with all temporary materials, the range of what you can eat is limited to very soft foods until the permanent teeth are ready. At the one-year mark though, in most cases you should be fully healed, eating whatever you like and fully enjoying your beautiful, natural smile.