The procedure of the dental implants will begin with the administration of a local anesthetic. The dentist will begin by preparing the socket of the dental implant, which may involve removing the natural tooth and clearing debris from the bone socket. The socket is then drilled with a bone drill to further prepare for the implant.
Once the socket is prepared, the dental implant is placed. The implant is tested with a torque wrench to ensure it can withstand force. Next, an abutment is attached to the dental implant and an x-ray is done to confirm successful implantation. The procedure is finalized with a temporary dental crown so the patient does not appear toothless while the permanent dental crown is being made.
Duration: 15-20 minutes per post
Hospital stay: no
Recovery: After the dental implant procedure, you are released from care immediately. However, you can expect a certain amount of discomfort in the days immediately following the procedure. Side effects after dental implant placement may include swelling of the gums and face, pain at implant site, bruising of skin and gums and minor bleeding.
Self care after dental implants:
- Eat only soft foods for 5 to 7 days
- Take antibiotic to prevent infection
- No physical activity for 3 days
- No alcohol, nicotine or tea for 3 days
- Clean teeth thoroughly and carefully
- Use dental floss
- Avoid hot liquids and food for a few days
- Use ice for swelling and pain
- Do not push tongue on dental implant for 2 to 4 weeks
Risks: As it is with any procedure, there are risks associated with getting dental implants. Below is a list of the most common risks and complications:
- Reaction to anesthetic or medication
- Infection of implant site
- Structural injury or damage near implant site
- Tooth injury or damage near implant site
- Nerve damage
- Tingling or numbness of the teeth, gums, lips or chin
- Sinus problems
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