Patient Comments: Dental Implant - Procedure

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Comment from: 55 and looking good, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 20

I am on day five of recovery getting 8 dental implants. I want to advise to get a second opinion. My first appointment with dentist left me not feeling great, he wanted to do a sinus lift, and bone grafts and two implants. I found an oral surgeon, and did my research. No graft needed, I had to have bone shaved as I had surplus, and no sinus lift. He did 8 implants (6 on top and 2 bottom). I had lots of swelling and bruised cheek. Pain was 4 on the worst day, just one day of pain that high; mostly uncomfortable. I look great! Recommend highly.

Comment from: Smiley, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: September 18

I have just received a dental implant on a previously done abutment. After the tooth was implanted when I flossed, it went right under the tooth to the post. This did not seem right as food can get under as well. Wonder if it is normal. I mentioned the color was a big factor to me and was ignored by the dentist and he put a white implant next to my slightly yellowing teeth and it looked bad. My teeth will never be white. I had to go back to have color corrected as he thought I was joking about the color! Really!

Comment from: John, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 21

I had the broken tooth extracted and the implant surgery was planned for three months later. CT scans were done, then with a lower jaw anesthetic block it was time to start except the assistant had allowed the drill head to fall on the floor so they had to sterilize it again (45 minutes). I usually cannot feel the numbness with my lower jaw so the surgeon would test with his probe. The gum was cut and then several holes were drilled into the bone requiring several more local injections then the dental implant.

Comment from: Gromlis, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

I was awake when the dental implant procedure was done. I was numbed and the oral surgeon used something like a cookie cutter to remove the gum tissue. He then drilled into the bone up to my sinuses. I have to admit it was a strange feeling but I felt nothing at all. Keep in mind the oral surgeon said my oral hygiene is phenomenal so I did not need stitches. I just had it done 2 weeks ago.

Comment from: Warren Dhilon, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: December 27

I had two dental implants last month. Implantation went very well. They accepted Insurance also. The doctor told me about healing time. Here are the doctor's words. This suggestion will help those of you going to opt for implants. Implant healing time depends on density and site of the bone where it is being placed. The average healing time for dental implants is 3 to 6 months provided that there are healthy gums and enough bone support. The healing time will be extended if adjunctive procedures like bone graft, sinus lift are performed. Factors that delay dental implant healing time are considerable medical conditions, poor oral hygiene, smoking or alcohol consumption, and presence of infection.

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