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What to Expect During Dental Implant Placement

July 20, 2021
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Posted By: Groves Dental Care
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If you’ve chosen dental implants to replace your missing teeth, you may have questions about what to expect going forward. 

Because dental implants are one of the most sophisticated types of dental restorations around, the process of placing a dental implant takes both skill and time. You will likely visit Groves Dental Care several times throughout the implant process, and we will be with you every step of the way to answer your questions and provide necessary follow-up care. 

Placing Implants at Groves Dental Care

Once you lose a tooth or multiple teeth and are ready to replace them, you’ll visit our implant dentist in Loxahatchee FL. You can expect some preparation work before you actually receive your implant(s), as we need to take pre-operative x-rays and determine if you have a healthy jawbone that will successfully receive the dental implant(s). 

  • On the day of your implant placement surgery, you as the patient will have nothing to worry about. You will be comfortably numbed by your dentist in Loxahatchee, FL, and will need to treat your mouth gently during the healing process—we take care of all the rest! 
  • Once your mouth numbs fully, we will begin by making a small incision in your gums to make room for your new dental implant. 
  • Then, we use special dental drills and hand tools to place the titanium dental implant post into your underlying jawbone and screw the post permanently in place. This process is what keeps the dental implants so sturdy and reliable over time!
  • After attaching your dental implants to your jawbone, we will thoroughly clean the areas and use dental suturing to close your gums. This is where the healing phase begins! 

Recovering From Dental Implant Placement

Over the next few days and weeks, you can expect some residual soreness and tenderness post-surgery. This discomfort is completely normal, and your Loxahatchee dentist can help you manage your symptoms with pain medications or recommendations for at-home treatments. 

Your dental implant will continue to heal and fuse with your existing jawbone over the next several months. Once the area is ready to receive a permanent tooth crown to top the implant, you’ll come back to our dental office, and we will design, create, and place the dental crown.

Contact Our Loxahatchee, FL Dentist Office to Get Started!

If you have questions or concerns about your oral health at any phase during the dental implant process, don’t hesitate to give our dentist office in Loxahatchee a call at (561) 328-9050 to schedule a consultation

Groves Dental Care is located at 15673 Southern Blvd, in Suite #109 within the Loxahatchee Groves Commons shopping mall. Our dental office is across the highway from the Wellington National Golf Club. 

 

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