What to Expect During a Dental Implant Procedure

Duration of implant surgery

During a Dental Implant Procedure

Duration of implant surgery depends on the number of implants required and the complexity of the surgery.  Although the surgeon may work multiple implants in a single treatment session for the patient, doing so may extend the duration of the treatment. When the injectable drug has sufficiently numb the treated area, the dentist will make a cut in the gum and make a small hole in the jawbone. The implant will be inserted into this hole.

If any of your teeth have been implanted prior to implant surgery, your dentist can probably insert an implant directly into the tooth.  This is called immediate dental implant. If this is not possible, the dentist will insert the implant after a few weeks, which is termed delayed implantation .Sometimes, the dentist places the implant in place after a few months and over time, so-called delayed implant.

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Immediate and delayed implants can be implanted in one or two steps as follows:

Stage One: The implant rod and its base, which attach the implant to the prosthetic, are in place simultaneously.

Stage Two: The implant rod is placed below the gum line after bone repair, so it can no longer be seen in the mouth. Another surgery is performed a few months later to attach the denture to the implant.

The dentist may insert a dental implant into the patient's mouth on the same day. However, it usually takes three to six months for the mouth to heal.

  During this period, the dentist may use a temporary bridge or partial dentures so that the gap between the teeth is not visible. If the patient usually uses complete dentures, the position of the teeth can be corrected so that they can be used during this period.

Once the tooth has recovered, a simple operation to remove the implant's head from the gum should be performed. The dentist then uses artificial teeth on the implant. As such, the teeth are likely to be fixed in place or can be moved by the patient when necessary for cleaning. At this time, the dentist will ensure that the teeth are properly positioned and coordinate their position with other teeth. In this case, the patient should feel comfortable using his teeth.

 

10 common question about Duration of implant surgery

1How long does pain last after dental implant surgery?
Early dental implant failure and problems Keep in mind that you'll experience some degree of pain or discomfort after surgery, which you can manage with pain medication. Even so, speak with your surgeon if pain doesn't improve after five to seven days. It takes between three and six months to completely heal.
2What can I eat after dental implant surgery?
For 2 days after surgery, drink liquids and eat soft foods only. Such as milkshakes, eggnog, yo- gurt, cooked cereals, cottage cheese, smooth soups, mashed potatoes, refried beans, ice cream, pudding, fruit smoothies and protein shakes.
3What is the downside of dental implants?
The downsides Getting dental implants is generally considered safe, but as with any surgery, complications may occur, including bleeding; infection; and nerve, sinus or nasal cavity injuries. Other points to keep in mind: Dental implants aren't a quick fix.
4Can I drink alcohol after dental implant surgery?
Very simply said; continuing to smoke after implant placement you could loose your implant. Excessive drinking of alcoholic beverages can also interfere with implant healing. Please avoid drinking alcoholic beverages for the first week after surgery.
5How long does it take to recover from dental implant surgery?
Luckily, medication is available to help if you are having a dental implant painful experience, and the healing process should take no more than about seven days.
6How long does swelling last after dental implant surgery?
5 to 7 days A moderate amount of swelling should be expected after implant surgery. Swelling usually peaks after 48 hours and will last 5 to 7 days. Applying ice packs to the face over the area of surgery for 24 to 48 hours immediately following surgery may prevent swelling. Apply the ice 20 minutes “on” and 20 minutes “off”.
7When can I eat after implant surgery?
About an hour after surgery, you may remove the gauze sponges that have been placed in your mouth and have something to eat. Be sure to eat foods that are soft for the first 24 hours after surgery. Avoid hot foods and drinks for several hours after surgery. Also do not drink from a straw for at least 24 hours.
8When can I eat after bone graft?
DIET. It is best to wait until after the local anesthetic has completely worn off before beginning to eat. It's understandable that your food intake will be limited for the first few days after your procedure. Start with plenty of fluids (juice, milk, water) during the first 24 hours.
9How do you care for dental implants after surgery?
Be sure to rinse for at least 30 seconds then spit it out. Warm salt water rinses (teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water) should be used at least 4-5 times a day, as well, especially after meals. Brushing your teeth and the healing abutments is no problem. Be gentle initially with brushing the surgical areas.
10How reliable are implants?
The implant is over 99% effective. Less than 1 implant user in 100 will get pregnant in 1 year. When the implant is used for 3 years, less than 1 implant user in every 1,000 will get pregnant over 3 years. The implant is a method of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC).

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