Post-surgery you may experience some pain and a little discomfort and swelling, but this can be treated at home with over the counter painkillers.
If you have a tooth (or teeth) which is badly affected by decay or gum disease, or has broken beyond the point of repair, a dental implant may be the alternative and it is wise to make this decision before a tooth is extracted as sometimes an implant can be placed straight in at the same time. Sometimes, if you are facing extensive dentistry to try and
‘save’ your remaining teeth, implants are worth considering as an alternative.
or surgery you should be of good health and the remainder of your teeth will need to be healthy and free from tooth decay or gum disease. Other conditions will need to be treated before surgery.
Also, there needs to be enough bone on the jaw, so we may need to check for bone density using a CT scan. There are bone augmentation techniques and different types of implants available for borderline patients. Some patients who have previously been told that they don’t have enough bone, can now have treatment with a special type of implant called a zygomatic implant
Once you have been given the all clear you can then have your crown, bridge or denture made and fitted.