Dental implants and Why Recovery Time is Vital After Surgery
Even though the surgical procedure for dental implants has to be right, then so too does the recovery time after surgery. This time can vary and is usually somewhere between 3-9 months. In fact whether you experience dental implants in Richmond you should be given this amount of healing time. The main reason for this is due to osseointegration.
So what exactly is osseointegration?
This is a phenomenon where the tissue in the jawbone fuses with the titanium implant to create a strong and stable structure upon which to attach the prosthetic crown. The time taken for this to happen vary between person to person and therefore has to be monitored. Attach the crown before the osseointegration process has completed and you could end up with an unstable implant that’s likely to become loose and fall out. On the contrary, let the process fully take its natural course and you’ll end up with an implant that should last you for the rest of your life. For these reasons time and the healing process is crucial.
For the implant to work, it has to be fixed or fastened into healthy or sufficient jawbone. On some occasions, patients may not have any healthy jawbone or it may have shrunken away due to decay. This being the case, then all is not lost and a dental surgeon may suggest bone graft. This is where healthy bone from another source gets transplanted onto the implant area of the jaw line. Similarly to the healing time needed for the osseointegration process, bone grafting also needs valuable healing time as the new bone fuses with the old bone to provide a stable platform in which to anchor the titanium dental implant. In Richmond, Sheen Dental routinely carry out both dental implants and bone grafting procedures. As you can see, recovery time is vital to the success of your implants and a highly skilled and experienced dental implant surgeon will know exactly when the time is right to proceed to the next stage. Here at Sheen Dental we are your number one specialists for dental implants in Richmond. We have a highly skilled team with years of experience behind them and will take you through the process stage by stage and step by step, giving you perfect implants that will restore your smile and indeed your confidence once and for all. For further information on how we can help, call us on 020 8876 5277 or visit our website at www.sheendental.co.uk. You’ll be glad that you did.