A dental implant is the most effective procedure to replace missing teeth.
Titanium implants have been found to be the best material for osseointegration, which refers to the process where the bone fills in around the dental implant.
After the successful operation, however, there is a period of healing which can last from weeks to months. During this time, you need to follow the dentist's and surgeon's instructions to achieve the best outcome available.
Factors that Can Delay Dental Implants HealingUnfortunately, there's no technology that exists that can speed up the osseointegration. We can only give you a 100% clearance when the bone has already integrated and merged with the implant.
After the procedure, we will give you specific sets of instructions in order to properly care for your dental implant. Implants are a significant investment that we want you to get the most out of.
For instance, it is recommended to limit strenuous physical activity at least a week after the dental implant procedure.
You should limit or avoid hard and crunchy foods because they can cause discomfort to the healing surgical site. Alcohol and sodas may also delay the healing process. If you are a smoker, it is highly recommended that you stop smoking prior to implant placement. Uncontrolled diabetes can also factor into delayed healing.
Often, implant surgery involves some type of grafting, so proper hygiene will help you heal. Make sure to clean your teeth properly through regular brushing and rinsing of mouthwash to avoid plaque and tartar buildup.Dental implants are a common procedure, and we can help you achieve an amazing result. Call us for a visit or consultation today.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (614) 973-6585 today.