Dental implants are a common dental remedy for artificially replacing a tooth that is knocked out or to maintain the alignment and stability of surrounding teeth.
This dental solution can take approximately 1 to 3 hours depending on how long your tooth has been missing and the state of your oral health including any health conditions. You will need time in between dental appointments for the procedure to be complete. The entire implant process can take between 4 to 5 months.
We provide dental implants to clients from all over Melbourne. With our dental clinic located in Melbourne CBD we are a great choice for busy professionals and parents who choose to see us during lunch or straight after work before they head home.
What can you expect for a Dental Implant Procedure?
An initial appointment will provide us a detailed analysis of your overall dental health including your jawbone. From there, we can discuss if dental implants are the best dental solution for you.
Once we proceed, there are a number of steps we must take.
There is more than one appointment requiring considerable time, with a healing period of around 2 to 3 months before further appointments, and the procedure is finalised. For more information, see our page dental implants Melbourne.
What is the average recovery time for dental implants?
It’s reasonable to ask how long it takes for dental implants to heal. We understand people want to be able to resume normal life. While everyone’s situation and mouth is different, you can expect healing to be complete between 2-8 days. Most of this happens without you feeling a thing.
How Long will the pain last after Dental Implant Surgery?
Dental Implant surgery is painless due to anaesthetic and we will discuss a pain management strategy that suits you for after surgery.
It takes around 2-4 days for dental implant surgery pain recovery and pain diminishes as times goes on. Noticeably, you will see an improvement after 7 days. However, the recovery time varies dependent on each of our patients and the dental work required during surgery.
How can I speed up the Healing Process?
- Rest up and avoid lifting, exercise or anything that will aggravate bleeding and swelling
- Don’t smoke or drink alcohol
- Avoid eating on the new implant area
- Avoid hard foods
- Avoid acidic foods
- Drink plenty of water
- Rinse your mouth with warm salted water after each meal
- Follow the instructions from our dentist.
What can I eat After Dental Implant Surgery?
Soft foods are best and we can discuss time frames for your eating habits after you have your dental implants in place. The important thing is to not eat where the implant has been placed.
Try eating avocado, bananas, oats (porridge), yoghurts, cold pressed juice, smoothies, puddings, mashed potato, soups, steamed vegetables, poached eggs, soft fruits and berries.
Dental Implants Melbourne
Holistic Dental Melbourne cbd has dentists with a special interest and expertise in Dental Implants. To find out if Dental Implants are right for you, book in with us today.