What to Expect for Dental Implant Recovery Time

OlderWomanEatingSaladDental implant retained dentures are more often referred to as the shorter term – “dental implants.” They are among the most versatile, reliable, and attractive restoration options for missing teeth. The basic rundown is this: titanium rods are designed to function as tooth root replacements. They are implanted through your gum tissue and into your jawbone securely. Prosthetic tooth replacements are attached to these biocompatible posts to recreate a natural smile. Many patients are naturally concerned with recovery after they undergo surgery. Park Ridge dentists, Dr. Thanasi Loukas and Dr. Maria Loukas will tell you more about what you can expect in terms of healing from dental implant surgery.

Most People Recover Fast

If you are in good general health, dental implant placement is likely to surprise you in terms of discomfort. Many patients find it to be much more comfortable of a procedure than they ever dreamed. If you only require single implant placement in an area where you have healthy jawbone tissue, you will require very little or even no downtime, post-surgery. If bone and/or gum grafting is necessary prior to implants, you may require a slightly longer recovery process. Either Dr. Thanasi Loukas or Dr. Maria Loukas will offer you specific instructions on taking care of yourself following your surgery.

Recovery Time Estimate

Once your dental implants are surgically placed, you are looking at roughly 14 to 16 weeks to pass before your posts will fully fuse and integrate with your jawbone. While this is technically considered healing time, you are likely to feel totally comfortable and retain full function and speech well before that time completely passes. Adverse effects are certainly a concern, but an experienced dentist will highlight all possibilities before your surgery. You can rest assured that should a rare occurrence of difficult recovery occur in your case, our entire team will be there to help get you through it.

About Our Doctors

Dr. Thanasi and Dr. Maria Loukas provide stellar general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care with the latest technologies. Loukas General Dentistry is in the 60068 area, and we serve Park Ridge and the surrounding Chicago communities. If you are interested in learning more about Juvederm or to schedule a consultation, call Loukas Family Dentistry at (847) 696-1919.

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