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Recovery Time For Dental Implants

Originally posted on 06/26/2018

A smiling woman looks after teeth after recovering from dental implant surgery.How long is it?

A common question we get asked about dental implant procedures is how long they take. The recovery times from dental implant surgery vary depending on a patient’s case. For instance, the complexity of the surgery done (procedures that involve grafting take longer to heal), the patient’s lifestyle (smokers will have a longer recovery time than non-smokers), and the prescribed post-operative management processes all play a role in the recovery process. In this article, we will go through the expected timeline after getting a dental implant procedure and what you should expect.

What to Expect After Getting Dental Implants

In most instances after Dental Implant surgery, patients will suffer from minor swelling, mild discomfort, as well as occasional bruising that lasts for about 7 to 10 days after which the patient can return to their normal diet routine. Nonetheless, the aforementioned issues are well managed by medication plus additional post-operative management prescribed by the dentist. In instances where soft tissue or bone grafting was required during implant placement, patients will suffer from more pronounced swelling and discomfort that will require the dentist to come up with an appropriate aftercare regime and medication to keep you comfortable.

Things That Will Negatively Affect the Implant Healing

Issues such as smoking, poor nutrition, immoderate consumption of alcohol as well as lack of proper dental care; for instance, regular teeth cleaning are bound to influence Dental implant recovery time and the healing process. People who have just had dental implant surgery are always advised to maintain oral hygiene as it is essential that no plaque or disease builds up around the affected gums. Dentists always provide the best advice for a patient to look after their implants and following such advice to the latter aids in quick recovery. 

Dental Implant Average Healing Time

Once the healing process has begun, the implants will proceed to bond with the bone or soft tissue. In some cases, the implants may be loaded with a crown or bridgework immediately; nonetheless, additional loading will be performed about 2 to 6 months after implant placement depending on a particular case such as the patient’s bone density.

Partner with Experienced, Caring Dentists for Your Dental Implant Procedure

Throughout the recovery processes, patents are advised to make regular with their dentist to ensure that recovery goes as planned. Any particular advice that influences recovery will be presented during these visits. The team at Southfield Smiles is known for our dental implants being both affordable and long-lasting. Give our team a call today to discuss why dental implants may be right for you.

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