How Soon Can Dental Implants Begin to Settle?

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After you undergo dental implant surgery, it can take 1 – 2 weeks for the implants to start to settle. It can take several months for the implant to fully fuse with your jawbone. Once the implant is fused, you will receive your customized dentures, bridge, or crown. Dental implants are popular for replacing a missing tooth, or function as a solid base for a crown, bridge, or denture.

Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Las Vegas, NV offers All-on-4® dental implants by Nobel Biocare®. The dental implants will effectively secure upper and lower dentures with ease. Dr. Michaela Tozzi will meet with you to discuss the benefits of dental implants and let you know what you can expect after undergoing the procedure. Dental implants are an effective way to avoid having to endure removable dentures and help to solidify loose restorations.

Are dental implants right for me?

If you have a single missing tooth, a dental implant is a wonderfully natural-looking solution that can restore your smile. Dr. Tozzi can implant a single post (also referred to as an abutment). Once in place, a porcelain dental crown can be effectively attached to the post. The newly placed crown will match your surrounding teeth.

The benefits of a dental implant include:

  • The dental implant functions like a natural tooth when chewing and speaking

  • Takes only 1 – 2 weeks to recover after the implant

  • Requires only basic dental care maintenance, such as brushing and flossing

If you are missing several teeth, Dr. Tozzi at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Las Vegas, NV can place two dental implants on either side of the gap and then bond in prosthetic teeth to fill the gap of the missing teeth. The bridge is effectively held in place by the implants. An implant-retained bridge is stronger than a traditional bridge and looks like your natural teeth.

All-on-4 implants involve the placement of four implants into the jaw to effectively hold a denture in place. The recovery period of the process is far less than traditional dental implants. Dental implants can give you a fantastic smile.

Dr. Tozzi at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Las Vegas, NV will evaluate your mouth to determine what will work best for your needs, such as 4 – 6 implant posts to support the dentures. The dental implants will hold the dentures in place so they do not slide, slip, or come out of the mouth when you chew or talk.

What is the process for dental implants?

A local anesthetic is administered to effectively numb the treatment area. Dr. Tozzi and the team at Michaela Tozzi, DMD in Las Vegas, NV will strive to keep you comfortable throughout the entire procedure. A small incision is made in your gum, and Dr. Tozzi will insert a titanium post directly into the jawbone. The incision is then closed with part of the post remaining above the gumline. It will take several months for the post to integrate into the jawbone, but a temporary crown is placed over the implants during the process. Once the integration is complete, your customized crown will be placed.

Schedule a consultation to discuss dental implants in Las Vegas, NV

We invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Michaela Tozzi to discuss your needs and evaluate your oral health. She will examine your jawbone to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for your needs. In some situations, patients may need to undergo gum or bone graft surgery before Dr. Tozzi can go forward with the dental implant surgery. It is imperative that you have a strong foundation to effectively support dental implants. At your consultation, Dr. Michaela Tozzi will discuss all options with you and go over what you can expect from dental implant surgery.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.