Dental implants are a fantastic option for those looking to replace missing or damaged teeth, improve self-confidence, and reclaim their smile. However, the sad fact of the matter is that many people are hesitant to choose this procedure because they worry about discomfort, healing, and the recovery process.
The good news is that by choosing expert, specialist surgeons and using the most up to date techniques and technology as we do at Boston Dental, such discomfort can be negligible.
Of course, this means that dental implant patients are free to enjoy all the wonderful benefits of their treatment without worry. In fact below you can read about the implant process, the advantages of this treatment, as well as how long you can expect your dental implant recovery to take, and what to expect from the recovery process. After all, at Boston Dental we want to work in partnership with every patient, ensuring they have the information to make an educated decision about their treatment.
Dental implant procedure
Here at Boston Dental, the implant process starts with a consultation, where experienced oral surgeons and prosthodontists will assess your needs and provide the options available to you.
During the implant procedure, a specialist will place titanium implants in your jawbone. After some healing time, these are then used as the foundation on which expert crafted, natural-looking implants are fitted. Therefore, allowing your bright, white, straight, and healthy smile to be restored.
Dental implant recovery time scale
As you already know dental implants are not a single visit procedure. However, it is also important to note that many issues can impact the recovery timescale.
Of course, it is equally important to highlight that slightly longer recovery times are not necessarily negative. Indeed, here at Boston Dental, we understand the importance of catering the process to the individual and we prioritize ensuring our patients have enough time to recover fully before the next stage of the process is engaged.
With that in mind, you can usually expect a slightly shorter recovery period, if you choose options such as
- A single tooth implant
- You do not require a bone graft
- You do not require a sinus lift
- Osseointegration is successful – that is your body successfully accepts the placement of the screws.
What to expect from dental implant recovery
With the expertise and technology now available dental implant recovery is much faster and more comfortable than it has ever been. However, it is always wise to know what you can expect from the recovery process before you decide to proceed.
In particular, you need to be prepared to follow your dentist’s expert instructions on oral care during the healing process. For example, this may mean you need to use a saltwater rinse, instead of your toothbrush and floss for a while.
Additionally, a little bleeding is usual after dental implant surgery and is no cause for concern. Remember your procedure will have been completed by experts, and your dental professional will also be monitoring your progress to ensure your wellbeing.
Also, some swelling and bruising are common, as they are with any type of surgery. Of course, you can help to speed your dental Implant recovery by applying ice to your jaw for around 15-20 mins and then taking a break for the same duration. Typically, such swelling will reduce over a few days and you will be back to normal in no time!
Of course, it goes without saying that if you are concerned about bleeding or swelling after your dental implant surgery, you must get in contact with your dental professional right away.
Finally, patients must realize that their follow up appointments are just as important as their procedures. Indeed, it is during this time that your dental professional will be able to assess your recovery and decide whether to move forward with the next stage of your treatment.
Why choose Boston Dental for your implants?
Many dental practices offer fixed implants. However, there are some important reasons why folks looking to reclaim their smile choose us over the competition.
The first of these reasons is that we can offer a full mouth of high-quality dental implants. A service that not every practice can boast.
Next, we have a team of experienced specialists including prosthodontists and oral surgeons that work together to create a dental masterpiece that will be both comfortable to wear and provide each patient with the perfect and most natural look.
Finally, by choosing Boston Dental for your treatment you can be sure that you will have access to the most up-to-date technology and techniques. This includes digital scans that allow us to evaluate your needs and plan your treatment precisely and accurately.