Implants

What Is Dental Implant Procedure?

The procedure for dental implantation is an outpatient surgery. The implant is made of titanium and other materials that pass into your jaw bone and mimic the root of the tooth.

Obtaining dental implants requires several appointments, including one consultation, one appointment to place an implant, and another to attach a new tooth.

Pre-Op Lifestyles Changes

Because smoking can slow the healing process, smoking can lower the success of dental implants. If you are a smoker, we will have a thorough conversation on whether or not you should get dental implants.

Recovery

If we end up using IV sedation, you’ll feel a little groggy for several hours. Be sure you arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

After the implants are placed, you may experience some bruising, swelling, minor bleeding, and pain. We will advise you to eat soft foods, cold foods, and warm soup while you’re healing. To help with any pain, we will suggest over-the-counter medications, including medicine such as Tylenol or Advil (ibuprofen).