Did you recently just have a dental implant
placed, and you just wanted to know; as far as what causes the discomfort with an implant?
Well, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental assistant with Solutionz, and I’m going to
explain to you exactly this, what happens after you have a dental implant. Basically,
this is exactly what an implant looks like of course. But you know, visually, when you’re
looking inside your mouth you would not be able to see the screw part. But basically,
what an implant is is it’s a titanium post that is screwed into your jaw, and then of
course it’s sealed up, and then it sits there for about four to six months while you’re
healing and the bone is reintegrating into the implant where the screws are at. And then,
you go back to your dentist in about six months, and he places a crown on top of an implant.
But the main things to expect after you have an implant done is basically, you’re going
to have some discomfort after like for the first about week or two weeks or so. Having
an implant placed is having surgery done, so with any other type of surgery you are
going to be sore, there is going to be discomfort. A major complication to expect with a dental
implant is that your body might reject the implant, meaning that it doesn’t take well,
and it actually starts to force the implant; the bone will not start to integrate around
the implant. Your body will actually start to force it out of the bone. So, that’s the
main complication, but nine times out of ten that usually doesn’t happen, especially if
the implant is placed correctly and aligned correctly. But basically this is pretty much
an implant, and just really you would just need to expect some discomfort for the first
week or two. And then, after about four to six months when you go to finalize the implant
everything should be perfect with it. Once again, my name’s Michelle, and I’m a dental
assistant with Solutionz, and I just explained to you the complications of having a implant.