Dental implant surgery is a specialist area in dentistry and it’s something we here at Windsor Centre for Advanced Dentistry are very well known for. We often get queries into certain aspects involved with the dental implant process and we thought the best way to answer them was to write a new blog!
Recovery times from Dental Implant surgery can vary depending upon how invasive the procedure is, the number of teeth affected, and (most importantly), how you manage your recovery process.
A patient’s recovery is hugely impacted upon by their lifestyle choices and tolerances. For example; if you are a smoker then the dental implant recovery time may increase or cause potential harm to the healing process altogether.
Typically in standard cases after initial surgery there is a subsequent 2-6 month recovery period. After approximately 7-10 days a patient can return to their normal diet routine. However, patients should be careful for up to 6 weeks post-procedure when it comes to the foods they consume. Anything that is hard to bite or to chew can affect the initial bone healing and growth that secures the new implants in place.
Dental implant recovery time and the healing process can be delayed or damaged from smoking, poor diet and lack of dental care such as regular brushing. It is imperative that adequate time is given for the implants to bond, heal and set. Maintaining oral hygiene and home care is essential to recovery and helps to ensure that no plaque or infection builds up around the gums.
Regular check-ups will be required to ensure that the dental implants have taken.
DENTAL IMPLANT PROBLEMS
Overall, dental implants enjoy a healthy success rate and provide an optimal solution to missing or damaged teeth. However, there are rare cases where dental implant problems can be encountered.
There can be various reasons for why the dental implant might not take. Failures that occur early on are often attributed to incorrect positioning, bone graft rejection or an incorrect implant choice. Dental implants must be chosen based upon the individual needs and requirements of a patient. Failures occurring later on involving fractured implants can be attributed to changes in your bite, teeth grinding or teeth clenching, or simply poor dental hygiene.
Dental implant problems can be affected by how the patient spends their recovery time as well. For example; if the patient is a heavy smoker or they place undue stress or overloading onto the implants this can cause the implants to fail. Failure of implants leads to…
However, if you are in good general health, you don’t smoke and carefully follow the advice that is given to you, your chances for a successful dental implant procedure are reassuringly high.
We’ve got more information on identifying dental implants problems here.
For more information on dental implant surgery and our techniques here at Windsor Centre please contact us.