How Long Should a Temporary Prosthesis be Worn in Dental Implants?

Posted on 2/15/2024 by Weo Admin
Woman smiling after getting dental implants from Lincoln Center Smiles in Portland, ORDental implants have transformed restorative dentistry by establishing permanent alternatives to dentures. What is essential for patients who are about to begin this radical life-changing dental treatment is the goal and length of this transitional period.

Temporary Prostheses and Their Function

For several reasons, you would need an interim prosthesis when having a dental implant. It helps appropriately shape the gum tissue and protects the site of the new implant, thus preparing the mouth for the final implant.

For How Long and For What Reason?

The time a patient must wear a temporary prosthesis before and after an implant treatment varies with the case and procedure. A temporary prosthesis is often used for several weeks to months by the patient.

Recovery Period

Osseointegration is the process by which the implant becomes one with the jawbone after the implant post has been placed in the jawbone. The long-term viability of the implant depends on this process, which can take a long time.

Intricate Situations

The duration of the temporary phase may need to be extended in more intricate instances. It may have involved bone grafts or significant reconstruction to ensure proper healing and integration.

Adjusting to Your Prosthetic Piece

Although they are only a temporary solution, you must take care of your prosthesis as though it were one of the original teeth. Clean and brush it gently and regularly, and consume no hard or chewy things.

Shift to Permanent Dental Implants

Finally, you have arrived at the highest point in your implant adventure - a rock-stable solution that looks natural and stays that way. The time spent wearing an intermittent prosthesis could be different, but there is no doubt that it will help the body get ready for a permanent implant. The success of your dental implants depends on your patience and careful attention throughout this time.

If you think you need dental implants, schedule an appointment with us. First, we will examine your dental and general health, and together, we will decide whether dental implants are the solution.

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