Dental implant recovery is not what most people think. After dental implant surgery, where the dental implant is placed, a healing period is needed before the final restoration is placed. Many patients believe that the dental crown is placed the same day as the implant. Unfortunately, it does not happen that way with standard implants. This healing period is important because it increases the chances of an implant being successful.
Dental implant recovery generally takes between 3 to 6 months. Many implant patients get frustrated during this time because they do not have the restoration but it's necessary and important. A dental implant is a device made of titanium that is surgically implanted into the bone. The implant bonds with the bone and creates an secure base for a dental restoration because the implant acts like the roots of a tooth. Another advantage of the bond created with the bone is it prevents bone loss. The recovery period is important because it allows the implant to bond with the bone.
If a restoration is placed before the dental implant recovery period is done it's possible that the stresses placed on the restoration and the implant will cause the implant to fail. Considering the dental implant cost it's not worth the risk. Mini dental implants don't need a recovery period because they are designed differently. The problem with this is that mini implants are really just meant to be used for dental implant dentures, where the implant need to be able to be loaded immediately after surgery.
The best thing to do if you are interested in learning more about dental implant recovery feel free to schedule a dental implant consultation with our implant dentist. This helps estimate your particular situation and what is needed to help you restore your teeth and smile. After a personal treatment plan is made, we have a dedicated staff member to help you with dental implant financing since you know what the dental implant cost will be. If you are interested in dental implants and would like to schedule a free dental implant consultation with Atlanta Implant Dentist, Dr. Mark Padolsky, call 404-874-7428 for your appointment.