Unlike having an extraction, the placement of a dental implant is a quick and relatively painless procedure. There is usually less bleeding, discomfort and a shorter recovery
Should you need to have an extraction, do remember to ask us whether we might be able to perform the extraction and place the implant on the same very day! Sometimes it is possible for us to build a crown on the newly placed implant immediately. This is called ‘same day teeth. Should this not be possible for you, your implant surgeon will advise you and give you options of a temporary bridge during the healing phase of the implant. The healing phase for dental implants is usually in the range of 120 days for the upper jaw and about 6 months for the lower jaw.
In certain cases, it is possible to place implants without even cutting the gums! Such implants have to be placed with great precision. At Alton Dental, we have a very high success rate of such dental implants due to our high patient volumes.
On occasions, additional surgical procedures eg: bone grafts or sinus lift might be needed. Should this be necessary, your implant surgeon will advise you as to the risks, benefits involved.
If you have regular reviews with the dentist and have good oral hygiene, your dental implant will last you a lifetime. Remember that the dental implant will feel just like one of your own teeth.
At Alton Dental, we aim to give you as much information during your first consultation and assessment visit so that an optimal number of implants can be decided upon for your well-being and comfort.Back to Dental Implants
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