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How Long Is the Recovery Process for Dental Implants?
Seattle, WA

Rendering of jaw with dental implant at Queen Anne Family Dental in Seattle, WA.
If your jawbone is too weak to properly support dental implants, we may recommend a bone graft procedure. This treatment is done before getting dental implants. It takes around three to six months for the graft to completely fuse with your jawbone. The length of time it takes to recuperate from dental implant surgery increases proportionally with the number of implants and the degree of difficulty of the procedure.

The recovery time for dental implants is rather quick, and most patients report a complete resolution of their problems within a week. However, it is based on different outcomes. The length of time needed to recuperate varies with the degree of difficulty of the procedure. The gums may swell and hurt after getting dental implants. You may have trouble chewing for a few days. You may have an infection where your dental implants are put.

Aftercare is crucial to ensure the least amount of pain and the quickest recovery. Get in touch with our efficient doctors Dr. Corinne Reschenthaler and Dr. Grant Reschenthaler at Queen Anne Family Dental who are qualified enough to complete the process without much difficulty.

How to Ensure the Healing Process Goes Smoothly

After getting dental implants, you can speed up the healing process by taking certain measures. Osseointegration, the process by which dental implants fuse with the jawbone, requires several months.

Before going to sleep on the day of your procedure, lightly brush your temporary crowns. It will reduce any swelling you may be experiencing around your gums and help you avoid infection. After 24 hours, rinse your mouth with warm salt water. This way, you can fight off any possible infections, which can slow the healing process.

Dentures vs. Dental Implants

Dental Implants

The standard course of implant treatment is two in-office surgical procedures performed under local anesthetic. Your implant will first be positioned within the jawbone. A crown can be placed on top of the bone once it has fused with the jaw.


Dentures can be fitted in a shorter amount of time than dental implants. We will make an impression of your mouth to ensure that your dentures fit securely over your gums. The dentures you order will be hand-crafted to match your mouth.

Dental Implants vs. Bridges


Procedures involving implants are often performed in two phases. The initial procedure is inserting the implant into your jaw. Once it's done, we will move on to the second phase of implant therapy, crown placement. It often occurs three to six months after the implant has been placed. As a result, the bone can heal around the implant before the crown is placed.

Dental Bridges

In certain cases, patients prefer bridges to implants since the operation is simpler. In preparation for the placement of the bridge, we will file down the teeth next to the target area during the initial appointment. The bridge will be custom-made from an impression of your teeth. The bridge will be permanently secured at your next dental appointment. We will ensure a proper fit and examine your bite to ensure your comfort.

Multiple Tooth Implants

You can save more of your jawbone by replacing individual tooth roots with multiple tooth implants. Implants are surgically placed into the jaw and fuse with the bone there. The bone that once encased the tooth root may start to degenerate when you have a permanent bridge or a removable partial denture. This might cause the jawline to recede, resulting in a sagging, unsightly smile.

When the cement that holds bridges in place wears away, the teeth supporting the bridge become susceptible to decay. The ability to eat certain meals may be compromised by the mobility of removable partial dentures in the mouth. When replacing several teeth, multiple dental implants provide many advantages over traditional tooth replacement methods like bridges and dentures.

You need proper guidance before starting. At Queen Anne Family Dental, our doctor Dr. Corinne Reschenthaler will help you make the right decision for your teeth.

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