After Implant Placement
There are many reasons behind an individual’s tooth loss. Most of the common types are extreme wear and tear, inborn defects, injury of the tooth, disease of the gum, destruction of a root canal, and tooth decay. To provide dental remedies to these problems a dental implant is an option to consider. There are a lot of ways to handle a loose or missing tooth, and yet none are as efficient as a dental implant.
A dental implant is a non-natural replacement of the tooth which is used in helping and discontinuing the possibility of any bone loss on a patient’s jaw. Most of the time, it is the sole alternative to re-establishing the function of the tooth, and to keep their structure. Further than what a dental implant can perform, the procedure provides more than just an aesthetic enrichment because it gives people a greater ability in chewing and eating food. To learn about the implant process, both before and after, please contact us here at San Tan Oral Surgery.
Dental Implant Procedure
After you are dentally cleared for getting an implant, our professionals would fix a date for your dental implant surgery. The surgery is done with local anesthesia. The procedure begins with extensive cleaning using requisite antibacterial and antibody solutions. Then a hole will be drilled through your bare gum into the jawbone. The measurement of the hole is carefully matched with the size of the titanium implant. After this the implant is fixed inside, and it is screwed into that position. The open incision in the gum is ligated with sutures and the surgery is concluded.
How Strong Will My Dental Implant Be?
After your dental implant has been placed and it has fused to the bone, your dental implant will function and feel like your natural teeth. Many people find that their dental implants are not only as strong as their natural teeth, but are stronger than their other teeth.
How Long Do Implants Last?
Long-term studies of implants have shown that implants can last as long as twenty to twenty-five years. Your success will be influenced by factors related to your general health (including smoking, grinding and oral hygiene). With an evaluation before treatment, the probability of success is high.
When Will I Get My Teeth?
This depends on how, where and what type of implant or grafting surgery you had done. Usually, lower jaw implants are ready for teeth (integrated) four months after surgery. Upper jaw implants require six months of healing before the teeth are placed. There are special procedures when the implants can have temporary teeth placed on them right after implant placement. Our professionals would have discussed that with you if you were a candidate.
Should I Rest Afterwards?
Restrict your activities on the day of surgery as physical exertion can cause throbbing and encourage bleeding. If bleeding persists, you should contact our dentist right away.
When Can I Have Something To Eat?
About an hour after surgery, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat foods that are soft for the first twenty-four hours after surgery. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours after surgery. Also, do not drink from a straw for at least twenty-four hours. These precautions will give your mouth a better chance to heal properly.
How Can I Encourage Healing?
After implant treatment avoid rinsing your mouth and try not to disturb the surgical site with your tongue or fingers for the rest of the day. This may cause bleeding by dislodging the blood clot that has formed. Don’t spit, suck on straws or smoke. This can also dislodge blood clots and slow down the healing process.
Make sure to follow our professional’s post-op instructions. They may be individualized to your situation. Additionally, do not smoke and stick to soft foods during recovery. The best way to make your mouth heal fast is to not undertake any actions that may disrupt this process.
Any pain or discomfort following surgery should subside gradually each day. If after a few days you experience increasing pain and swelling, you must contact San Tan Oral Surgery at (480) 604-2592 to advise you on the appropriate aftercare and pain medication to keep you comfortable.
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3303 S. Lindsay Rd. Suite 112
Gilbert, AZ 85297-1504
Office: (480) 604-2592