When you choose dental implants as your preferred treatment, you will be getting a permanent solution for your dental problems. Implants are an effective treatment for replacing missing or extracted teeth. This is because they act as your natural teeth, helping you maintain a perfect smile while at the same time safeguarding your jawbone. There important are important things that you need to consider before getting your implants. This will help you during the recovery process and will ensure that you achieve maximum oral health. Our experts at the facility are at hand to educate you about the procedure and what will be needed during the recovery phase.
What Is the Recovery Time After a Dental Implant?
The recovery time after a dental implant operation largely depends on the type of implants that you will receive. For instance, if you receive an implant for one or two missing teeth, the recovery time will significantly shorter as compared to if you receive an all-on-4 dental implant. With a single implant, the recovery time can take only a few days or a maximum of a week.
The recovery time will also depend on whether you received a bone graft before the implant. If there was a bone graft operation, the recovery can take a bit longer because of the healing that needs to take place for complete recovery.
Will I Have to Avoid Some Foods?
During the recovery time, our dentist will advise against eating some type of food to give you the best chance of healing. These include acidic drinks and foods that can irritate your wound in gum. It will also be important to avoid hard foods to give the implants the best chance of healing and remaining firm.
Visit us at our facility if you have any questions regarding dental implants and the recovery process. You are also welcome to call us for any further clarifications and to book an appointment.
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