When someone who is suffering from periodontal disease and catastrophic tooth loss it is a lot to take. The change in appearance and in jaw functionality makes it difficult to eat. Chewing can be painful to deal with too. When the decision has been made to get artificial teeth and the choice is dental implants there is a sense of relief. The decision has been made.
Dental implants are a great choice for artificial teeth. They are permanently secured to the patient’s mouth so they will not shift or move like dentures. Due to them being a permanent part of the mouth, they can also be treated like the patient’s real teeth. They can be brushed and flossed and even cared for during the routine cleanings at our office.
Dental Implant Information
The implants are placed over a series of appointments. During the first appointment, any decayed teeth or diseased tissue will be removed. This is important so that once they are placed there is no infection to complicate things. At the second appointment, the implants will be placed by embedding them into the jawbone. This is given time to heal before the next component, called an abutment, is placed. This too needs time to heal before the third and final section, known as the crown, can be placed. This entire process can take months.
Dental Implant Recovery
It is important during the recovery time that patients are careful when brushing or flossing while letting their mouth heal. There can be a general soreness to the jaw and teeth while the healing occurs. The total time it generally takes to recover from dental implant surgery is six to eight months. It is important to note that this is just a general guideline. If there were complications during the implant placement procedure it might be a bit longer. However, we are always here to help you through your recovery process. Please feel free to reach out to us at (702) 270-2999 to find out more about Dental Implant Surgery.