When planning your implant dentistry procedure, it is important to understand what the process entails. Dental implants
are an excellent way to replace a missing tooth because it is a durable and strong way to do so. Unlike other cosmetic
dentistry procedures, implants do not rely on the strength of other teeth to stay in place. Instead, a new root system
is created so that the new synthetic tooth can be as strong and secure as a natural tooth would be. This is excellent
because if any of the surrounding teeth become damaged, the implant will not be impacted.
The new root system is created when the dentist implants a metal post under your gums and secures that post to your jaw
bone. This is the most important part of the procedure because it allows osseointegration to take place where the metal
and bone fuse together. A few months will go by before this process is complete, but the wait is worth it since your
tooth will be as secure as a natural one would be.
procedures have a surgical element because the metal post is implanted under the gums
surface. As an expert dentist, we make our patients as comfortable as possible but there is still some recovery that
must take place at home. Gums can be sore for the first couple of days and may even bleed a little. There are ways you
can speed up the recovery process so here is what you need to know.
applying a moist tea bag to the area or using gauze. Both are effective, and you will probably only need to use
them for 24 hours after the procedure.
will reduce any swelling that you may have and help you to feel more comfortable overall. Be sure to cover the
ice pack before using it to avoid irritating your skin.
during your recovery so be sure to take it as directed.
mouth. Simultaneously, avoid sugary drinks like soda and juice that are bad for your teeth.
major procedure so take the time to rest. This will allow your body to focus on healing instead of spending
energy running errands or going to work. Just a few days off will help you to heal faster and feel better.
Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth for people that want to lead an active and unrestricted
lifestyle. The key is to take it easy for a few days so that your implants can heal, and there is no risk of them
getting bumped or pushed out of place.