Dental Implant Surgery: What to Expect

Dental implants edge out every other type of replacement tooth. They feel and function just like a natural tooth (unlike dentures) and are designed to last a lifetime (unlike bridges). Why, then, do some people choose bridges or dentures instead of getting dental implants to fill in any gaps in their smiles?

Simple. Historically, dental implant surgery has been an involved, invasive process. Even after the procedure, patients have had to wait months for their jawbones to integrate the newly placed posts that will serve as the root for their replacement teeth. Only then could they have the new tooth mounted to that post. 

But with the latest in dental technology, Shiva Hogugi, DDS, Ramin Rajaee, DDS, and Aziza Askari, DMD, offer our patients at Livonia Family Smiles an alternative. At our office in Livonia Michigan, we offer same-day dental implants with Teeth-in-an-Hour®. 

The Teeth-in-an-Hour difference

Our team believes you shouldn’t have to wait months and months for your dental implant posts to stabilize in your jawbone. Instead, we can use the latest in oral surgery technology to place those posts so precisely that you don’t need to wait for osseointegration. Because the post needed to stabilize your replacement tooth is placed just where it should be, your jawbone can support it right away. 

This saves you months of waiting and healing while you live with dentures. 

With Teeth-in-an-Hour, we take a computerized tomography (CT) scan of your mouth. Using advanced software, we analyze your jawbone, precisely identifying where your replacement tooth should get rooted. 

Next, we partner with Nobel Biocare™ to make two things: your replacement tooth and a mouthpiece made just for you. Once both are ready, you return to our office for the Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure.

We place the mouthpiece in your mouth where it serves as a stencil, showing us exactly where to place the post for your tooth or teeth. With this guide, we can place your new tooth in your mouth in an hour or less. 

What to expect after your surgery

As with any oral surgery, you may experience some swelling, discomfort, and bleeding in the days after your Teeth-in-an-Hour procedure. You might need medication, which we can prescribe, to manage any pain for about a week afterward.

Plan to take at least a few days off of work and stock your house with soft foods before your appointment. 

Some good options include:

Our team works with you through the healing process. If your discomfort or inflammation worsens after a few days, we’ll be there to prescribe any necessary medication to ease your symptoms and support your healing process. 

Getting a dental implant doesn’t have to take months. To learn more about the latest, fastest dental implant surgery, call our Livonia Family Smiles office or email us at pm@livoniafamilysmiles.com today.

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