Healing After Dental Implants: What to Expect

Dental implants are an ideal treatment method for people who have one or more missing teeth. 

Although this method of treatment is used by dentists around the world, many people do not know all the details of this procedure, and therefore hesitate to approach it at all.

That's why Dr. John Shook, along with his professional team at the Shook Family Dental, set out to shed some light on the details surrounding the dental implant procedure to help people understand more about it and to be able to see its true benefits.

How Long Does the Implant Procedure Take?

The time since your first consultation with Dr. John Shook, and until your mouth will be completely healed, varies from person to person and depends on a multitude of factors, such as:

- How many dental implants do you need

- The health of your mouth in general

- Whether or not you will need tooth extractions

- Whether or not you will need bone grafting

Will I Be in Pain After the Procedure?

The level of pain after the procedure will depend entirely on the complexity of the intervention you went through:

- If you had only one dental implant, you didn’t need bone grafting and your jaw is healthy, you will feel only a little discomfort

- If you have gone through a procedure with a moderate level of complexity, you may suffer from swelling and feel moderate discomfort

- You may feel more pain following a highly complex, multi-implant procedure

How Long Does It Take to Recover/Heal?

The healing time varies for each patient and is influenced by a multitude of factors, such as:

- The patient's lifestyle (smoking is a major cause of slowing down the healing process and can cause future dental problems)

- The degree of adhesion of the implants to your jaw (the faster they adhere, the faster the healing process will end)

- The number of dental implants used

- The genetic endowment of each and the healing time of the body

How Long Do Implants Last?

Fortunately, dental implants cannot be affected by processes like decay or cavities, unlike your natural teeth.

But that doesn't mean they're indestructible.

Their lifespan is influenced by the health of the gums and the way you take care of them.

The more often you go to Dr. John Shook to perform preventive dentistry procedures regularly, the longer the life of your dental implants increases and the more you can enjoy them.

Don't Neglect Your Smile!

Dental implants are an excellent treatment procedure if you suffer from missing teeth, but this method is even more effective and offers even more benefits if performed by an experienced dentist, such as Dr. John Shook, and in an environment full of dedicated and lively people, such as the Shook Family Dental clinic.

Contact us to get your smile back!