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What to Expect When You Get Dental Implants

Here at the Marylebone Dental Centre in London, we understand that it’s scary enough for some patients to come in to get their teeth cleaned, much less get dental implants. We realise that knowing what to expect before, during, and after the surgery could provide some patients relief in helping to overcome their fears of getting dental implants in London. 

Consultation: This is when the dentist will conduct an examination of your gums and teeth. X-Rays will be taken and your bone density will be checked to see if there is enough bone support for dental implants. You will be able to ask questions concerning the surgery as well as to discuss anesthesia options and pain medication. 

Bone Graft:  Some people may need to have bone grafts done prior to receiving dental implants. If you require bone grafting, it may take up to six months for your jaw to heal before you will be able to receive dental implants. 

Dental Implants: Some patients may be able to get dental implants without the need for bone grafting. If this is the case, you may be able to have implants in just one visit to the dentist. Normally the process will take more than just one day and will require you to schedule appointments accordingly. During surgery, most people are under some form of anesthesia and may feel some pain and discomfort afterwards. Pain medication will help alleviate the pain. 

Abutment and Crown:  About six months after the implants are set in place, you will have to have an abutment set in to hold the crown in place. You may also receive your permanent crown or temporary crown, depending on your individual situation.