Posted by Rio Rancho Family Dental Care on Jun 20 2021, 11:59 AM

Are you planning to get your missing tooth/teeth restored permanently? Read on to know more about how Dental Implants work and some facts about the dental implant recovery process. 

Why should we choose Dental Implants? 

Dental implant procedures done by dental experts replace damaged or missing teeth with prosthetic tooth roots fabricated from biocompatible titanium material. They are surgically inserted into your jawbone to replace your missing teeth with a permanent solution. 

Many people are hesitant to try dental implants to restore their teeth because of the worries about the procedure and the recovery process. Hence, it is always a great idea to learn about the treatment and the recovery process before getting the treatment. With the advancements of dental technologies and by choosing the right expert, you can minimize post-surgery discomfort and speed up the dental implant healing process. 

Don't be surprised to know that dental implants are one of the long-lasting and best options if you wish to restore your damaged teeth. Here are the essential things you need to know about the dental implant recovery process before visiting your dentist for the procedure. 

Dental Implant Procedure

At  Rio Rancho Family Dental Care, your dental implant procedure begins with your consultation with Grant Allen, DDS. He will thoroughly examine your mouth, evaluate your requirements, check your candidacy for the process, and present the best options customized to suit you.

Dr. Grant Allen will surgically place a titanium post in your jawbone during the implant procedure and allow it to fuse with your jawbone over a few months. After the healing time, these dental implants serve as the replacement for the root of the missing teeth on which our doctor will fit your replacement teeth. 

Dental Implant Recovery Time Scale

Your dental implant procedures and recovery will usually need multiple steps over around 3 to 9 months. The dental specialists at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care always ensure providing personalized care to our patients so that the entire process happens smoothly. We also ensure our patients get adequate time to heal fully before the next stage of the dental implant procedure.

What to Expect From Dental Implant Recovery?

Your most significant symptoms of the dental implant procedure are likely to be healed within the first week. But sometimes, your healing can take some time longer depending on the process involved and the number of teeth implanted. 

You can help speed your recovery by applying ice to your jaw. Once you reach the third day, most bruising and pain should have disappeared substantially. The feeling of stiff jaw muscles, sore tongue and throat, and dryness will subside within a week. 

When you prepare yourself for a dental implant process, be prepared to follow your dentist's instructions on after-care as well. Stick to soft foods for a week to a month after the surgery. Take care of your teeth, and use a saltwater rinse every few hours to prevent infection. While brushing and flossing, ensure extra care. 

It is essential to be regular on your follow-up appointments. It allows your dental professional to evaluate your recovery and decide the future course of action about the next stage of the treatment.

Why Choose Rio Rancho Family Dental Care for your implants?

At our dental office, we have a team of dental experts who work under the guidance of Dr. Grant Allen with our advanced facilities and planning techniques to help our patients have the best dental implants. Backed by proper and open communication, we always ensure that all our patients' needs are met, and they are provided with the best dental implants that they are comfortable to wear and give the most natural look.

Do you have missing teeth and wish to replace them? To find out more, schedule a consultation with Rio Rancho Family Dental Care online or over the phone today.


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