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How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Dental Implant?

September 8, 2020
Posted By: Ryan Rupert

If you’re considering dental implants in Robinson Township from Dr. Ryan Rupert, you may be wondering how long it will take you to recover after your dental implant has been placed. In this blog from Robinson Township Smiles, we’ll discuss the total recovery time you can expect after your treatment. Learn more below. 


Dental Implant Surgery: 1-2 Weeks


Your initial surgery will usually require a 1-2 week recovery period. During this time, your gums will begin to heal and seal up around your dental implant. After your surgery, Dr. Ryan Rupert will provide you with a comprehensive set of healing and recovery instructions. In order to recover quickly, you’ll need to take steps like modifying your diet, cleaning your teeth and implant properly, and resting and relaxing for a few days after surgery.


Within about 1-2 weeks, you’ll no longer feel any major pain or discomfort, and symptoms like bruising, swelling, and bleeding will also fade. However, this does not mean your mouth is fully healed.


Osseointegration: 3-6 Months Or More


Dental implants are made of titanium, which has the unique ability to permanently bond with your jaw bone. However, this process is much more gradual compared to your initial healing and recovery process. It usually takes at least 3-6 months, and can take longer in some cases.


However, this process should not be rushed. As the implant heals and bonds with the bone, it creates a permanent bond. Your implant should not be restored before this process is complete, since this can lead to implant failure in the future. 

You will come in for a few appointments at Robinson Township Smiles so that Dr. Rupert can check on your healing process, plan the rest of your treatment, and begin creating your dental crown. 


Crown Placement: No Recovery Time 


Once your mouth has fully healed and the implant has bonded with your jaw bone, you’ll come in for a final appointment. At this appointment, a dental crown will be bonded and screwed onto your implant, restoring your natural tooth. This appointment is non-invasive, so there is no recovery time. You can get back to your day-to-day routine right away. 


Dental Implants Last A Lifetime If Treated Properly 

In total, it usually takes at least 3-6 months to fully recover from a dental implant, and complete the process. However, this is worth it. Dental implants will last you for the rest of your life if you care for your mouth properly and maintain good oral hygiene. Make sure to follow all of Dr. Rupert’s instructions to care for your mouth as you heal, and to keep your implant clean after the process is complete.

Contact Us For An Implant Consultation Today! 

If you’re interested in the benefits of a dental implant in Robinson Township, North Fayette, Oakdale, or any of the surrounding areas, Dr. Ryan Rupert is here to help. Contact us online or call us at (412) 859-3833 to schedule a consultation.

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