Dental Implant Surgery
Happy Valley, OR
When it comes to oral health, few people truly appreciate just how important it is to your overall health. In fact, some people even think that your oral health is something that can be pushed aside until it is convenient or is simply no longer possible to ignore. This can lead to serious issues that negatively impact the teeth of the individual in question. In order to help ensure that your teeth stay healthy and strong, make sure that you visit us whenever you experience anything abnormal. Should you end up needing to have a tooth extracted, opt for a dental implant replacement tooth that will function like your original tooth and last for ages. At Fusion Dental Specialists, we are happy to offer the best dental implants around to our patients.
What is a dental implant?
A popular and convenient form of tooth replacement, dental implants are essentially metal posts that are implanted into the empty socket where your natural tooth used to reside. This post becomes part of your jawbone itself, and it eventually functions just like you are used to your natural tooth functioning. That means that you can do things like chew and speak with it easily, and once you are accustomed to the implant, you probably will not notice any difference in function at all.
What is dental implant surgery like?
Many patients are scared to go through with a dental implant procedure. While we can certainly understand that the thought is scary, we want to reassure our patients that dental implant surgery is a fantastic option that will help ensure that they have a functional replacement tooth for years and years to come. Additionally, it is important to note that dental implant surgery is not a horrible process to go through.
When you come in for your implant surgery, you can expect to be given some form of anesthetic and sedative. This will help you relax throughout the procedure, and might even help you catch up on some rest. Regardless of whether or not you fall asleep, however, the important thing is that you will not experience discomfort throughout the procedure. We will examine the area one more time to ensure that it is ready for the implant and will then place the implant and stitch everything back up.
What is the recovery process like when it comes to dental implant surgery?
You can expect to spend at least a few months recovering from dental implant surgery, however, it should be noted that this does not mean you will be out of commission or in pain for this amount of time. Instead, you can count on the first few days after surgery being the real recovery period, with the following weeks and months serving to help heal completely. If you have had wisdom teeth removal, you could compare the dental implant surgery process to that.
For more information about dental implants and how they can help you, please give us a call today at (503) 653-2299!