One of the most frequent doubts of patients before undergoing a dental implant treatment It is precisely the scarring. At the same time, the cicatrization is one of the factors that will determine the success of the treatment.
How long does it take for the implant to heal?
First of all, we should identify if the place where the implant is going to be placed is hollow, that is, the gum is completely visible due to the lack of a tooth, or if not, the tooth persists.
In the latter case, you must proceed to the tooth extraction to be able to insert the implant later. If this is your case, you should wait for the area to heal extraction before inserting the implant.
So the scarring of socket (the gum surrounding the tooth) after tooth extraction will be approximately 3 months, which may vary depending on the case.
After this period of time and having healed the gum correctly, the procedure will be carried out. introduction of titanium screw, that is, the implant. At this time, the healing period should be respected again before inserting the final dental crown.
Approximately, the complete implant healing process lasts 3 to 6 months. During this time, the dental osseointegration of the patient takes place, which consists of the process by which the screw adapts completely to the bone as if it were a natural tooth root.
After this period, the implantologist will finally proceed with the placement of the definitive dental crown.
Care that must be taken during the first days to favor the healing of the implant
- Eat soft and not very hot foods and try not to chew around the implant area.
- Don't smoke or drink alcohol
- Take all the analgesics recommended by the implantologist
- Perform oral hygiene only with mouthwash
- Apply cold to the skin at the level of the implant to relieve pain
During the following weeksAs a general rule, you can already do normal life.
In Dr. Vilar Clinic We are specialists in implantology, make your appointment and we will make a complete and personalized diagnosis of your case. Call to 932 017 152 or send us a whatsapp to 636 64 80 59.