Is There any Downtime with Dental Implants?

If you are thinking about getting dental implants you’re probably wondering what the recovery time looks like for the procedure.  Although dental implant surgery is relatively straightforward people frequently ask – Is there any downtime with dental implants.   

What Is A Dental Implant? 

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jawbone.  Dental implants are shaped like screws and bond with the natural bone over time, so they can provide stable support for replacement teeth.  Dental implants are generally made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body.

Dental Implants downtime

Is There Any Downtime With Dental Implants? 

The downtime after dental implant surgery varies depending on the specific technique used and the number of implants inserted.  It typically takes about 5-7 days to recover from dental implant surgery, but most patients can return to work the day after surgery.   

Technological advances have made dental implant surgery less invasive, and this has contributed to shorter recovery times. When dental implant surgery is done using advanced technologies like the XGuide Dynamic 3D Navigation System, there is less post-surgery downtime.   The XGuide is a precise imaging technology that improves the speed, comfort, and predictability of dental implant surgery and this helps to shorten downtime. 

Computer imaging has improved the quality of dental implant surgery as the dentist can do most of the planning and assessment before the operation.  It also allows them to make fewer incisions, so there is less pain and discomfort post-surgery. Computer-guided surgery is more precise and minimally invasive and that’s why patients need less time to recover.    

After dental implant surgery patients are given instructions on how to keep their implants healthy.  Following these guidelines will help to ensure a smooth recovery.

Would you like to learn more about dental implants?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area, contact Amin Samadian, DDS Orinda, CA for a consultation. 

You can reach Dr. Samadian at https://www.samadiandds.com/, or by calling (925) 231-4127.

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