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How Long Is The Implant Recovery Process
Great Falls, MT


Image of a patient recovering after dental implants at River's Edge Dental in Great Falls, MT. Dental implants can restore lost teeth. Since the implants mimic your natural tooth appearance, feel, and functionality, you'll feel more confident. To prevent slipping, moving, or falling out, a tooth implant is an artificial tooth fixed to your jawbone by a titanium post. The dental implant process can restore your beautiful smile with one or more tooth implants.

At River's Edge Dental our doctors Dr. David Currie and Dr. Kimberly Currie can answer that all-important question that many ask which is, "Am I a candidate for dental implants?" along with answering any other questions you may have about dental implants.

Implant Restoration Timeline


While dental implants have many benefits, the time it takes to complete the entire procedure will vary from individual to individual. Some key factors also need to be considered when determining the recovery process for dental implants. Whether you require extractions is one of the initial factors in the dental implant process. Naturally, unhealthy teeth must be removed. In some circumstances, the cost of the treatment can be significantly reduced by removing a few good teeth. If this is done, it will be handled individually and addressed with you beforehand.

You can get your implant the same day your natural tooth is extracted if your jawbone is in good shape. However, this might not be viable if you experience an infection or bone loss. In some situations, bone grafting can be necessary.

Do You Need a Bone Graft?


Your jawbone may disintegrate if teeth have been absent for a while or if you have a severe illness. Bone resorption is the term for this process. The CT scan performed during your consultation will assist the doctor in determining whether bone grafting is required before implant placement.

Using bone grafting, you may rebuild your jaw and provide a solid bone base for your implant. Four months of recovery between bone grafting and implant treatment is typical for those who need their jaws restored. Your definitive or final prosthesis will be given to you after your jaw has recovered. During a brief session with a prosthodontist, this is connected to your implants through abutments. You will be allowed to eat whatever you want at this point. You need to maintain a regimen of caring for your implants like real teeth to ensure their long-term success.

Recovery Time for Dental Implants


Again, since each patient has a unique mouth and this is a personalized operation, each person's recovery after receiving dental implants will be unique. Usually, it takes six to nine months for your jaw to fully recover. Remember that most of the mending takes place, so to speak, invisibly. The only visible effect is that you must avoid very harsh or crunchy items, like steak or nuts.
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