Whether you already have the dental implant procedure done or are considering getting one, you probably have a few questions about it.
Before we dive into more details about dental implants, let us first assure you that implants look and feel very natural. They will help you regain your confidence in your smile and prevent other dental problems, such as bone loss, misalignments, and so on.
Of course, you can expect to feel some discomfort in the first few days after getting the implant, but that's perfectly normal. In fact, let us tell you what you can expect during the healing process.
The healing period after the initial implant surgery lasts between one and two weeks. That doesn't mean that you are ready for the crown after the surgery site has healed. The implant needs more time to fuse with the bone tissue. It can take between three and six months for the osseointegration process to be completed. Only after that can the dentist proceed with the rest of the implant and attach the abutment and then the dental crown.
Knowing what to expect after getting an implant is vital. This way, you can tell what's normal and when to get in touch with your dentist and inform them about a potential problem.
The best way you can speed up your recovery after a dental implant is by following your dentist's instructions properly.
Are you ready to restore your smile and regain your health and confidence? Naman Zia Ebrahimi, DMD, is here to assist you throughout your journey.
Schedule your dental appointment by calling us or filling out the online form on our contact page.