The American Academy of Implant Dentistry says that more than 300,000 dental implants are placed each year in the US. So how fast can one return to normal day-to-day activities once the procedure is completed?
A dental implant procedure is done to replace a tooth that has decay or other periodontal diseases. This is one of the most effective ways to replace teeth that are beyond repair. Dental implants are replacements for tooth roots and are made of titanium. An implant is attached to the gum or jaw and acts as an anchor to place the artificial tooth called the ‘crown’.
A dental implant is a complicated dental procedure and requires effort and time. Hence, it might take longer to recover from it, compared to other procedures.
The recovery time for an implant procedure varies from person to person. Each person’s dental constitution and condition is unique. While some can return to their daily routine in a few days, some others could experience ongoing pain even for weeks.
The one thing to keep in mind is that the subsiding of pain does not indicate a full recovery.
A dental implant is done in a few steps and each step requires a specific time to be effective or as a cool-off period:
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