If your dentist has recommended that you should get dental implants, you probably have a number of questions. But don’t worry, this is common. Our experienced team at Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implant is here to help. Here are a few things you can expect at your visit:
Before starting any dental work, your dentist will want to examine your mouth first. This includes looking at your gums and jawbone to see if implants are a viable option for you. Some dentists will also require an x-ray or 3D scan of your mouth.
Once your exam is complete, your dentist will schedule your surgery. During the procedure, your dentist will secure the implant in your jawbone, which could take anywhere from 1-2 hours for each implant.
Around 3 months later, you’ll have a follow up where your dentist will complete the restoration process. Waiting this long is important. You have to give your jaw and mouth time to heal so that the implant will take properly.
After the first surgery, you may experience some swelling and bruising. Of course, this will depend on how much work your dentist did on your mouth when installing the implants.
During the second procedure, your dentist will fit the crowns to the implant. This process is less invasive than the first but may require your dentist to expose your gums so that they can fit the crown properly.
Getting dental implants will be a process that spans a couple of months from start to finish. Contact the professionals at Princeton Prosthodontics and Dental Implants to learn more about the procedure and what you can expect.