Are you considering dental implants? You’re probably curious about what the process is like – especially the recovery and if there’s any downtime involved. Our Santa Rosa implant dentist can put your mind at ease! Today’s dental implants can be a straightforward, predictable process that’s easier than you ever expected.
There’s practically no recovery time after getting dental implants installed. Although your implant will require a few months to fully integrate with the bone around it, there’s really not a “recovery” period per se after your appointment. Since the bone that your implant is set into doesn’t have prevalent nerve endings or pain receptors, they won’t be sore after the procedure.
Typically, the only type of post-surgical soreness that most people feel is in one of two places. The first is the site where the local anesthetic was injected. Just like getting any type of injection, the tissues can be a little tender for a day or two. The other is where a small incision was made in your gum tissues to access the bone underneath. Fortunately, gums heal quite quickly since they’re highly vascular.
Most people say that getting dental implants placed is easier than having a tooth pulled!
The biggest source of discomfort after a dental procedure is inflammation. As long as you keep swelling to a minimum, you’re less likely to experience any major post-operative discomfort.
Whether you’re getting a dental implant, having a tooth extracted, or are undergoing periodontal therapy, here are some simple tips to minimize soreness:
Additionally, it’s best to stay hydrated and avoid any rigorous exercise for the several days following implant placement or any other type of oral surgery.
Placing dental implants should never be rushed. Each one needs to be precisely placed so that it can integrate with your supporting bone. From the placement of your implant to the final installation of the fixed crown, bridge, or denture, it’s common to spread visits out over the course of 3-6 months. However, Dr. Sutton will work with you to ensure you never have to go about with missing teeth during this waiting period.
Looking for the best implant dentist in Santa Rosa? Santa Rosa Dentistry and Implant Center provides gentle, comprehensive dental implants whether you’re missing one tooth or all of them. Contact us today to reserve your first appointment. Financing plans are available!
Dr. Sutton is one of the premier cosmetic dentists in Sonoma County, and with over 20 years of experience, his implant center maintains a standard of excellence using the strongest dental implant bridge currently available to provide predictable full mouth dental implant reconstructions.
Dr. Sutton completed his postgraduate studies at The Pacific Aesthetic Continuum in San Francisco and received his doctorate, three years of experience as a clinical instructor, and the coveted “Clinical Excellence Award” from UCSF School of Dentistry in 1997. He also earned his Fellowship in the Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics and studied Advanced Occlusion at the Hornbrook Group.
Dr. Sutton continues to take four times the annual continuing education requirements to maintain his license. As a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (awarded his Fellowship), the Academy of General Dentistry (Fellowships status), the American Dental Implant Association (Diplomat status), the American Dental Association, the American Academy for Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Sutton is also a select cosmetic dentist recognized as an Official Dentist of the Mrs. Globe – Mrs. USA Pageants.