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Oral and Facial Surgery Pullman/Lewiston

After Implant Placement
Lewiston, ID


Patient speaking to doctor at Oral & Facial Surgery in Pullman, WAAt Oral & Facial Surgery, we take pride in offering dental implants as a superior solution for missing teeth. This highly sought-after treatment surpasses traditional tooth replacement alternatives in numerous ways. While the process of getting dental implants is more intricate, the benefits are substantial. Here's what you can anticipate after the placement of your dental implants.

Provision of Temporary Teeth


Following the completion of your implant surgery and the careful suturing of your gums around the titanium posts, temporary teeth are promptly fitted. These interim teeth serve to restore essential mouth functions during your healing phase. Tailored to your specific needs, temporary options include removable teeth, a temporary bridge, or fixed transitional implants.

Your Recovery Journey


Post-surgery, a recovery period ensues, during which your jawbone gradually fuses with the titanium posts through the process of osseointegration. This vital step stabilizes the posts as robust, secure roots that will later support your permanent crowns. Adhering to post-operative instructions is crucial for proper healing.

Common post-surgical issues include pain and swelling, manageable with over-the-counter pain relievers or prescription medication, along with appropriate use of ice and moist heat. Rest and limited activity are essential in the initial stages, followed by a gradual return to your normal lifestyle. Dietary adjustments, focusing on soft and liquid foods initially, are recommended, avoiding hard, crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods. As your recovery progresses, a gradual return to your regular diet is encouraged.

Potential Complications


Despite diligent aftercare, complications, though rare, can sometimes arise during or after implant surgery. These can include infections, dry socket, damage to the nerve in your jaw, damage to surrounding teeth, and implant failure. If you experience any of these situations, be sure to contact us right away.

Placement of Final Restorations


Upon full recovery from implant surgery, your final restorations are placed. The duration of healing varies but typically spans several weeks to months. After removing temporary teeth, abutments (connectors) are affixed to the exposed ends of the posts. Mouth impressions are taken and sent to our dental lab, where your final teeth are meticulously designed and created. Upon completion, they are securely fastened onto the implants, leaving you with a robust, stable, and aesthetically pleasing new smile.

Caring for Your Dental Implants


While ceramic crowns replacing visible sections of missing teeth are immune to decay, daily brushing and flossing are still essential. Even though ceramic crowns cannot decay, they can accumulate plaque and bacteria, contributing to gum disease. Consistent oral hygiene practices, along with regular dental cleanings and exams, are crucial for maintaining the strength and health of your dental implants and overall oral well-being.

The Longevity of Dental Implants


Dental implants boast a 95 to 98 percent success rate and are designed for long-lasting durability. With successful integration into your jaw, they can potentially last a lifetime. In cases where integration is unsuccessful, leading to loosening or failure, replacement is a viable solution.

Dental Implants in Pullman, WA


If you are seeking dental implant restoration, or have questions after your placement, please reach out to us at Oral & Facial Surgery. We are happy to help!

Two Locations to Serve You


Lewiston, ID


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501


Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163



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Lewiston, ID:


444 Thain Rd, Lewiston, ID 83501

Phone: 986-252-8001

Fax: 208-743-1643

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

Pullman, WA


1256 Bishop Blvd Suite I, Pullman, WA 99163

Phone: 509-872-4294

Fax: 509-330-5028

Hours


Mon - Fri: 8 am - 4 pm

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