Implants are an easy and effective way of replacing missing teeth within the mouth. Implants work independently, which means that surrounding teeth won’t need to be compromised in any way. Alternatively, you won’t need to wear a prosthetic appliance in order to replace what is missing. The implant procedure is easy, quick and provides you with optimal functionality and aesthetic appeal.
What to Know About Implants?
The majority of implants are made of titanium, making them a solid and sturdy structure for any crown, bridge or denture to be placed on top. Implants work with your body, fusing with the underlying bone and becoming an integral part of your smile. Most implants can easily last for three or more decades without showing any sign of wear. Implants can withstand a lot of pressure and force on a daily basis.
How Long Does it Take to Heal from Implants?
Implant surgery itself is typically done in two to three parts. The first part of the procedure involves placing the implant post. The post is then able to integrate and fuse with the underlying bone. Once this occurs, we’ll attach an abutment to the implant and have you come back in to have a crown, bridge or overdenture made to fit over the actual implant. When it comes to how long it’ll take for implants to heal, this will vary from one patient to another. Your implant will heal and fuse with the underlying bone in anywhere from three to nine months. During that time, you’ll come into the office several times for us to check on the health and integrity of the new implant.
How to Improve Post-Operative Healing
In order to improve your post-operative healing results, it is important to follow all care instructions that we provide to you. This includes brushing and flossing as well as rinsing with an antimicrobial mouthwash. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy, and avoiding eating hard and crunchy foods can help the implant to heal quicker and fuse properly with the actual implant itself. Your smile will benefit from taking care of it and giving the implants a chance to fully heal.
If you’re interested in learning more about implants, call our office today to speak with one of our friendly staff members. We offer conveniently low wait times and one-on-one care to our new and existing patients.