How Often Should You Get Dental Implants Checked?
The frequency by which you have your dental implants checked will depend on the phase of the installment that you’re currently in. For anyone who doesn’t know, there are two main phases to any implant installment: phase 1 (when the titanium root is inserted into the jaw bone) and phase 2 (when the artificial, custom-made tooth is drilled into the root). Generally, you’ll need to visit the dentist more often during the bonding phase of the operation than after.
Why is Getting Dental Implants Checked Important?
The bonding phase of the process is when the jaw bone begins to mold around the titanium. Assuming that you have sufficient bone volume, this will take anywhere from 3 to 6 months to occur. Throughout this time, you’ll need to visit the dentist every so often to make sure that the bonding is occurring naturally and without restrictions. After this initial waiting period, you’ll have our custom-made tooth (or teeth) installed.
After Artificial Tooth Installment – Checkup Frequency
After you’ve had your artificial tooth installed, you can afford to visit the dentist a little less frequently. From that point forward, you’ll be required to treat your new implant as a regular tooth (since no special maintenance is required). Remember that this is an extremely safe procedure, with the initial phase involving local anesthesia and pain medication being provided for the slight discomfort that you may be feeling for the next 72 hours or so after the operation.