What to Expect with the Dental Implant Recovery Process
Every year, more and more men and women in Redondo Beach are choosing dental implants to replace their loose, missing, or damaged teeth. When you choose our doctors at Redondo Beach Dental Group for your dental implants process, they will be able to provide you with everything you will need from start to finish—all under one roof. From your first appointment to the placement of your final crowns, our board-certified doctors will walk with you through the entire process as well as throughout your recovery.
When you meet with one of the doctors for your initial dental implants consultation, they will explain the entire process, so you know what to expect, but today we want to let you know what you can expect from the dental implant recovery process here, so keep reading.
What You Can Expect on the Day Your Dental Implants Are Placed
To start your dental implants treatment, our doctors will begin by numbing your gums and jawbone in the areas where your implants will be placed. Once the numbing has taken effect, our doctors will then make tiny incisions into the gums through which they will strategically place your dental implants into the jawbone.
To be sure your dental implants are properly and securely placed within the jawbone and away from any vital structures, our doctors will use a surgical stent previously prepare by a computer-guided jig in our Redondo Beach lab for your specific surgery. This stent will fit over your teeth and act as a surgical guide during your procedure.
Our doctors use the latest technology available for 3D guided navigation for implant placement by utilizing X-Guide from X-Nav Technologies. These devices help ensure the exact placement of dental implants and remove the guesswork altogether.
What You Should Do Immediately Following Your Dental Implants Surgery
To begin your dental implants recovery, our doctors want to prepare Redondo Beach patients for what you can do immediately following the placement of your dental implants, including:
- Maintaining proper oral hygiene
- Eating soft foods or liquids
- Avoiding the consumption of liquids that are too hot or too cold
- Limiting physical activity as directed by our doctors
By following these and the other post-op instructions, Redondo Beach patients can help ensure their recovery process is safe, healthy, and quick.
Symptoms You May Experience During Your Dental Implant Recovery Process
While our doctors work to ensure their patients experience very little discomfort before, during, and after their dental implants procedure, they want you to be aware of some symptoms you may experience during your recovery process, including:
- Mild discomfort at the sight of the implants
- Minor swelling in the gums and face
- Minor bleeding
- Minor bruising of your skin and gums
To Learn More About the Dental Implant Recovery Process, Call Our Doctors Today
With more than 30 years serving the men and women of Redondo Beach, our doctors offer every patient high-quality care and provide beautiful results!
If you have more questions about the recovery process, or if you’re ready to book your initial consultation, call our office today at (310) 542-6988.