Dental implants aren’t a “quick fix” solution for replacing lost teeth. Depending on your treatment plan, the dental implant process can take 3 to 6 months. After surgery, there’s also a brief recovery time to let your mouth heal. If you’re considering implant surgery, your Aurora, Illinois dentist, Dr. Khaja Mohsinuddin, from Total Health Dental, is the person to see.
The dental implant process entails surgery to place the titanium implant into your jaw. There, it will fuse with your bone system to become your new tooth root. The fusing process can take 3 to 6 months to complete. Afterward, a dental crown, bridge, or denture is attached to replace missing teeth.
Implants can be used to replace individual missing teeth, multiple teeth in a row, an entire arch of teeth, or all of your teeth. Your options for treatment are:
Dr. Mohsinuddin can recommend the type of surgery best suited to your oral needs.
Implant surgery recovery times vary, depending on the type of surgery a person had, his overall health, and the rate of healing. For single implant procedures, recovery is relatively quick. Most people return to their regular routine within a few days of treatment.
When multiple implants are placed in your jaw, it may take a week or longer for you to recover. You may experience swelling, pain, or bruising after your surgery, which can be relieved with pain medication. Eating a soft food diet, avoiding hot foods and drinks, and not smoking or drinking alcohol can help expedite your recovery.