dental implants

Things you need to know about the dental implant recovery process

Planning to go for dental implants? 

Well, you must be looking forward to knowing what a dental implant recovery process looks like or what you must do to ensure you have a successful treatment outcome. So, keep reading ahead as we shed light on things you need to know about the dental implant recovery process and answer some of the FAQs.

What is the success rate of implants?

In the US, dentists are bound to follow the highest standards of dental care, and we at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists ensure our treatment reflects the same. Owing to this, dental implants have a high success rate of almost 98%. Many factors play a crucial role in deciding the outcome of dental implants, which affects the recovery process and the success of implants. 

How long does it take to recover after dental implant surgery?

On average, a healthy individual will completely recover after their implant surgery in 6 months. Complete recovery is when the implant is restored and integrated with the jaw bone. 

Post-surgery pain and inflammation should go down in 4-7 days. 

What affects the recovery process?

If you are a smoker, it may take much longer for you to recover after dental implant surgery. In addition, the chances of implant failure are also highest among smokers and tobacco chewers. 

In addition, if you have received multiple implants or underwent additional procedures like bone grafting or sinus lift, you may take the added time to recover. 

What should you do to ensure smooth healing?

  • Ensure you follow all the instructions given by Dr. Sanz at Southern Delaware Dental Specialists. 
  • Avoid crunchy or hard consistency food.
  • Consume soft food during the initial recovery time. 
  • Stop smoking and avoid alcohol.
  • Practice good oral hygiene. 
  • Take prescribed medications on time.
  • Rest

If you have any more questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please reach out to us. Our team of excellent and friendly dental professionals is here to assist you.