Dental Implant recovery. What can I expect?

What happens after a single or a full mouth dental implant surgery? How does your body react after the placement? Is it a safe surgery? What could happen during the recovery period?

First, we must remember how the implant recovery process works.

A dental implant is a titanium screw (or post) placed or inserted into your bone through minimal surgery. Right after the surgery is when the recovery process begins.

After the placement, you might start feeling some discomfort. It is normal, and we address pain with potent painkillers.

 

Maxillofacial surgeon & Dentist in Cancun placing dental implants.
Dr. Omar Lugo, our Maxillofacial surgeon and dentist in Cancun, Mexico.

After all, we are invading or drilling the bone. The body has several self-defense mechanisms, and it will react differently from patient to patient. It depends on general health conditions such as age, bone size, previous diseases, etc.

After the All On Four surgery, you can expect some swelling and mild discomfort. You can maybe feel it for the next three days after the surgery. Placing a titanium screw is technically an invasive procedure for your body. Your body interacts with the inserted screw and will bond or fuse. It is the osseointegration process.

It takes from four to six months for the body to integrate with the titanium screw. Once the implants fuse with the bone, they provide a strong foundation for the root of a tooth. Later you can load those implants with a fixed hybrid bridge or with Snap-In Dentures. iThis is the way you rehabilitate full mouth dental implants.

For the All-On-4, the dental implants recovery lapse is the same as a single-tooth implant. We need to wait four to six months after the placement to load on top of any restoration type.

 

Will I feel pain during the dental implants recovery?

Right after the surgery, you will receive prescriptions such as anti-inflammatories and antibiotics. Taking your medications will avoid infections and control the pain.

If you find yourself in need of more potent painkillers such as Codeine, please be sure to bring those from home. In Mexico, there are restrictions for Codeine. We use strong painkillers such as Ketorolaco. Codeine is not able to be prescribed at the dentist in Mexico.

 

Dental implants problems during recovery

If you cannot have proper hygiene, bacteria can form in the gum line and between the gums and the implants. The lack of hygiene could compromise the complete health of that particular area. It can include swelling and infection that can cause you further problems in the future.

NOTE: Poor hygiene could seriously affect your dental implant recovery time lapse. Your habits must change, remember please what brought you here in the first place. Maybe, the lack of hygiene was responsible for your decay. If you do not clean the implant area, you could lose those implants in the future.

 

After we place the dental implant into the bone, you will need to follow a strict oral hygiene ritual at least twice a day.

You will need to brush, use mouthwash, and water floss (such as a Waterpik) to remove food particles from the gums and between the bridge. If you do not follow the proper hygiene habits, you could develop an infection, also known as an abscess.

A sign to raise a red flag for dental implants problems could be a huge pain, significant discomfort, and a reddish area around the implant. In some cases, you could develop an abscess. If that is your case, the implant will need removal. Statistics show that there is a 5% average of rejection on average after a dental implants recovery.

Dental implants problems can arise right after the surgery or years after the surgery. It depends directly on the hygiene habits you keep.

If placed correctly, dental implants in Mexico or anywhere in the world should last a lifetime inside your body. It depends a lot on your general health conditions and new hygiene habits how long those implants could last.

 

The Healing Varies on each patient

After the surgical placement, the dental implant recovery takes its healing process. It will be ready to load after waiting four to six months for the osseointegration process.

It means we will wait for the bone to fuse with the titanium implant. After the osseointegration process happens, the body is ready to load it with a porcelain crown or a fixed hybrid bridge.

The osseointegration process could also vary in each patient. The causes could be many, including genetics, bad habits such as smoking, lack of hygiene, etc.

The recovery of the All On Four is imperative for a strong foundation

The All-on-4 implants procedure is divided into two trips down to Cancun, Mexico:

FIRST TRIP: You come to get the implant surgery placement into your jawbone. We only imported brands, such as Zimmer, 3i, Straumann, or Nobel Biocare.

SECOND TRIP: After 4 to 6 months, your return to load the implants. If you had full mouth implants, you could load it with a fixed hybrid denture or a Zirconia Superstructure (Prettau Full-arch Bridge).

Over single implants, we will load an abutment and a crown over a single dental implant.

***In Snap-On Dentures with mini-implants, the procedure is completed in one trip to Cancun. Read more about Snap In Dentures.

On your second trip to Cancun, you will be able to proceed with the restorative part of the procedure. You can get a single tooth to full denture implants saving almost 75% of your home specialist. To view our full denture implants cost, please view our price list!

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember, you can save thousands! Please contact us! We are here to help! Please fill the form on your left or call us toll-free at 1 888 818 6328

 

Last Updated October 15, 2020.