When you visit Brighton Specialty Dental Group for dental implants, our dentists will first place the titanium posts in your jaw. These implants need time to heal and Dr. Homayoun H. Zadeh and associates will talk with you about what you can do to make things easier until your crowns are placed. If you are considering dental implants in Ventura, California, call 805-644-5284 today to discuss a treatment plan with us.
As you wait for the implant site to heal, our dentists may suggest a bridge as a temporary replacement, and can even modify a denture if you are having an entire dental arch replaced. It is also common for a dentist to use a temporary crown to help you maintain your smile. In some cases, a dentist can place the restoration on the same day you receive your implant post.
Usually there are no problems or complications associated with dental implant placement. Dr. Zadeh may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics after your visit, or suggest an over-the-counter pain reliever. You should take all of your medications as directed particularly your any antibiotics. If a bone graft was required, you may experience a tingling sensation or numbness in your jaw, face or lips. If you encounter this problem, please contact our office as soon as possible.
With the proper care your implants can last you for a lifetime. This depends on your oral hygiene habits, your lifestyle choices, visiting your dentist for cleanings and exams and following the aftercare instructions from Dr. Zadeh. For more information, please visit our Pre- And Post-Operative Instructions page. You will be able to brush and floss your implants just as you do your natural teeth, and you should plan on visiting Brighton Specialty Dental Group to have your implants adjusted or tightened.
When you visit our office for your consultation, our dentists will explain the process to you and help you understand the costs involved in dental implants