Dental implants are very popular because it is a successful treatment that will help restore your smile. This is a permanent solution for missing teeth and with proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. They look and feel just like natural teeth, and you will love the appearance of your smile. Additionally, dental implants are durable and prevent bone loss and will keep adjacent teeth stable. This treatment can help prevent gum disease and facial sagging, and it’s no surprise why so many dentists recommend this treatment.
What Are Dental Implants, and How Do They Work?
Dental implantation is a surgical procedure and your dentist will have to cut into your gums, but do not let this scare you because a local anaesthetic will be used. Many patients do not consider dental implants because they fear it is too painful, but once the dentist anesthetizes the area, it will feel numb, and you will not feel pain and this is true from the start right up to the closing of the incision. Some discomfort is natural, and the only time you will feel pain is when the anaesthesia wears off. Your dentist can give you a pain reliever before the procedure, or they can prescribe you some to take home.
All of this information will be discussed during your consultation because your dentist will first have to determine whether you have good jawbone density. During this time, they will also discuss your anaesthesia options and will tell you what you should expect to feel during the procedure.
After your dental implant procedure is complete, you will feel some tenderness, and can take a pain reliever as needed or as directed by your dentist. In addition to taking pain relief medications, you can also manage dental implant discomfort by following your dentist’s aftercare instructions, which includes not using straws, rinsing with warm saltwater and avoiding hot and spicy foods. It’s best to go on a liquid diet if possible and if you follow these instructions, you will heal faster.
Recovery and Healing Time
Recovery and healing time will vary from one patient to another and some will experience a reduction in tenderness after three days while others will still feel symptoms ten days after their procedure. If you still notice pain and swelling after two weeks, you must visit your dentist right away, as it can be a sign of infection and antibiotics may be required. Complications like infections and allergies are very rare and dental implants have a success rate of up to 98 percent, which is why they are worth considering.
Do not let your fear of pain stop you from getting dental implants. Here at Accent Denture Services, we are always ready to answer your questions and address your concerns, and we will put your mind at ease. We will determine whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants and will further discuss the details of the process and what you can expect.
Contact us today at (905) 819-8484 to schedule a consultation!