Dental Implants After Tooth Extraction [FAQs]

tooth extraction Surfside, FL

Many patients may benefit from the tooth extraction and dental implant procedure. It is normal to have questions about this procedure. Answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants after tooth extraction can help patients prepare.

What are the benefits of getting dental implants after tooth extraction?

Studies over the years have shown that successful results are often achieved when the dental implants are placed during tooth extraction surgery. The benefits include faster treatment times and less drilling, as well as avoiding the need for a second surgery.

Dental implants are a substitute for natural tooth roots. The dentist will insert a titanium metal post through the gum into the jawbone. The titanium material is biocompatible, meaning it will fuse with the bone as it heals. After this fusing is complete, the dentist will connect an abutment that will hold the prosthetic.

Dental implant restorations are typically more stable and effective than other types of tooth restoration. They can also appear more natural and help preserve the structural integrity of the surrounding teeth.

What are the risks of dental implant surgery?

Despite the many benefits of dental implants, there are a few potential risks. Fortunately, these are minimal and far less consequential compared to the benefits. Some risks include infection, nerve damage, and injuries to the teeth and the blood vessels. Sinus complications may occur if the implant inserted into the upper jawbone pushes into the sinus cavity and protrudes inside.

Is dental implant procedure painful?

The potential risks associated with dental implant placement may sound concerning, but the implant placement usually causes less discomfort than the tooth extraction process. The dentist also will typically apply local anesthesia, so the jaw area will be numb to pain. Patients suffering from dental anxiety can discuss other pain and anxiety management options with the dentist.

How does a dentist determine eligibility for dental implants?

Before planning an implant surgery to follow a tooth extraction, the dentist will consider a few factors, including the health of the patient's gums and bone tissue as well as their overall general wellbeing. General wellbeing means the patient does not have cancer, a heart condition, diabetes, or smoking consequences. These factors can affect the bone’s healing ability, which is necessary for implant success. If the bone tissue is not strong or healthy enough, a patient may still get implants, but sometimes only after getting bone grafts.

How long is the recovery period?

The recovery period is mainly the time it takes for the jawbone to fuse with the implant. The average time is between three to six months. In that period, the patient will have a temporary crown, which will be replaced once the jaw and implant are strong enough to handle pressure from a new crown.

During recovery, patients should receive some aftercare tips to help the jaw help properly. The focus is usually on maintaining good oral hygiene and avoiding undue pressure on the healing restoration.

Final note

If you have further questions on a dental implant procedure after tooth extraction, do not hesitate to contact our dental office for a consultation appointment.

Request an appointment here: https://balharbourdentist.com or call Bal Harbour Smiles at (305) 440-4229 for an appointment in our Surfside office.

Check out what others are saying about our services on Yelp: Read our Yelp reviews.

Recent Posts

Tips For Tooth Extraction Aftercare

Tooth extraction is the removal of a tooth from its socket. There are two types of extraction: simple and surgical. Simple extractions involve the removal of visible teeth. During simple extractions, dentists loosen the teeth and remove them with dental forceps. Surgical extractions become necessary when teeth break off at the gum line or do…

Pros And Cons Of Dental Implants After A Tooth Extraction

When a patient undergoes a tooth extraction procedure, dental implants may be the most effective option available to restore the tooth. Getting dental implants after extraction allows patients to get back the appearance and functionality of the missing teeth as soon as possible. Patients who are not sure about getting dental implants after tooth removal…

Tooth Extraction And Dental Implant Restoration FAQs

When a dentist recommends tooth extraction and dental implant restoration, patients often have questions about the procedures. Getting answers to some commonly asked questions about tooth extraction and dental implants can help patients know what to expect.Before starting the procedure, the dentist generally will administer local anesthesia around the area where the tooth will be…

Wisdom Tooth Extraction Aftercare Tips From Your General Dentist

Are you looking for aftercare tips for your upcoming wisdom teeth extraction? You may have heard some horror stories from friends or family, but do not worry. Being proactive and learning the best aftercare methods can significantly reduce pain and discomfort.While your dentist will likely give you some guidelines for after the surgery, it does…

Recent Posts

Can A Dentist Help Relieve TMJ Pain?

Can A Dentist Help Relieve TMJ Pain?

Your TMJ treatment (temporomandibular joint) is responsible for connecting the lower jaw to the upper jaw and the skull. Pain in this area can cause tenderness in your jaw muscles, jaw clicking, earaches, and headaches. This can disrupt your daily activities. If you want to know how your dentist can help with your TMJ pain,…

CEREC Crowns Compared To Other Restorations

CEREC Crowns Compared To Other Restorations

More dentists are using CEREC® same-day crowns as a tooth-restoration method. If you have a damaged or severely decayed tooth, this treatment could be just what you need. There are benefits and advantages to choosing this method over other options. It is useful to understand how the process works and how it is different than…