What happens after the implant has been placed?
Read about our full implant process here!
After your implant has been placed, it will need approximately 3-6 months to fuse to the jawbone in a healing process called osseointegration. This process is necessary for your implant to properly anchor itself and provide a strong foundation for the dental prosthesis. During this process, you will want to take special care to not damage or cause the implant to shift. For this reason, a temporary diet of soft foods is recommended.
Once your implant has fused to the bone, your dental prosthesis is placed for a permanent restoration.
What if I need a dental implant and I have dental anxiety?
We understand feeling concerned. An overwhelming percentage of American adults feel anxious about dental care. Our patients find that we excel at keeping patients comfortable and relaxed.
Our patients are made comfortable and fully numbed for any procedure. Additionally, we offer complimentary Nitrous oxide (laughing gas). Most patients find laughing gas is a great way to relax through a procedure and that the time passes quickly.
Very anxious patients may need additional calming medication. If necessary, we can prescribe anxiolytic medications to take ahead of time.
We specialize in patients with dental anxiety and are always happy to help you feel at ease about your care!
How will I care for my dental implants?
Caring for dental implants is much like caring for natural teeth.
Maintain good dental hygiene – brushing twice a day, flossing once a day, and visiting us least once every six months for your dental checkup and cleaning.
Avoid bad habits that can be detrimental to your oral health, such as tobacco use, chewing on hard candies or ice, and grinding or clenching your teeth.
Don’t worry though, besides these quick tips, we will give you complete care instructions at your appointment.
If I have an implant or a denture fixed on implants, do I still need professional dental cleanings?
Yes. While the dental implant itself will not decay like natural teeth, your oral health still needs to be maintained with regular cleanings at least twice a year.
Do you offer virtual consultations?
Yes! For patients living outside of the Mid-Ohio Valley or those with hectic schedules, our doctors hold virtual consultations via FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, or WhatsApp.
Please be in a private and quiet environment with good lighting. After your consultation, you will be given a preliminary plan, including required records, required visits, the estimated cost of treatment, and payment options. Please complete our Virtual Consultation Form at the time you request a virtual consultation.
Do you offer rush implant services?
Due to the nature of dental implants and the healing curve of the human body, it is not always possible to rush the dental implant process. If you need your dental implants rushed and our implant dentists deem it possible for appropriate healing, we will accommodate your timeline. Extra fees may apply.