What To Expect After Dental Implant Treatment
If you are interested in replacing a missing tooth, you may have questions about what happens after dental implant treatment. People heal at different paces and some patients will respond differently to different treatments. However, when patients come to us for dental implants or the surgical phase of the implant treatment, the majority of time their questions include “How’s this going to feel afterwards?” or “What can I expect?”.
The funny thing is, about 80-90% of the time, patients will go home the next day and call me back and say, “What did you do? Did you do anything? Because I’m in no pain whatsoever.” Other times, there can be some minor complications, which we will address. The majority of the time, any complications after dental implant treatment can be easily managed with over-the-counter non-prescription drugs that you would normally take to deal with a headache or mild fever.
Is Special Care Required After Dental Implant Treatment?
One of the questions we hear a lot from patients include whether any special care is required after dental implant treatment at our office. A lot of times when a dental implant is placed and an actual tooth has been fixated to the implant, the care required will be the same as the care you use for your natural tooth.
Implants can be exposed to the same harms as your natural teeth, whether it’s bone loss or any kind of periodontal disease and issues of infection, therefore with routine care you shouldn’t encounter any issues. As long as a patient is maintaining adequate oral hygiene, whether it’s brushing and flossing normally day-to-day and coming to their dentist or hygienist for their annual maintenance checkups and cleanings, implants will function just as well as normal teeth and require the same maintenance as your natural teeth.
What Is The Success Rate for Dental Implants?
Sometimes when patients are inquiring about replacing missing teeth, they’ll contact us wanting to learn more about dental implants. One of the main things they want to know is how successful dental implant treatment is.
Since dental implants are a large financial investment and people want to make sure that their money is well invested into a situation that’s going to work out, we totally understand and are happy to answer any questions potential patients may have. Of course every case is individualized and every situation has its own criteria for how well the implant will last in the long-term. However, if patients are in general good health overall and come in for normal dental routine cleanings, the majority of the time, implants will probably hold about a 95% success rate when placed.
This success rate assumes there are no underlying issues or conditions including but not limited to periodontal disease, broken down teeth, or issues with grinding at their routine dental visits. At Teach Dental Group, we like to be able to tell patients with confidence that if they take care of their body, they take care of their mouth and they get a dental implant, it’s generally 95% successful.
To learn more about dental implants and what happens after dental implant treatment, please contact us today to arrange a free consultation. We have been serving the West Seneca and greater Western New York region for over 40 years and would love to put a smile on your face.
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