One session is normally sufficient for placement of the implants. It normally takes no more than 30 minutes to place one implant. The routine procedure is carried out gently under local anesthetic. Your dentist prepares accurately fitting implant sites in the bone and screws in the root-analog screws. The gum is carefully sutured over the implant. During the healing phase which may be weeks to months, the implant should normally not be loaded during these weeks and months if you previously had a removable denture, you can continue to use it during the healing phase after minor modifications.