What Should You Expect During Dental Implant Placement?

Serving Patients in Vancouver WA

Is Everyone a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Simply put, no. If you are determined not to be a good candidate for dental implants we may refer you to an oral surgeon. This is usually because there is not enough bone for dental implant placement and there are bone-grafting procedures that may make it possible to have dental implants placed.

How Soon After Tooth Extraction Can You Receive an Implant?

Most patients have their extractions done and their implants placed at the same time. There are some circumstances that require implants to be placed 3-6 months following the extractions for ideal implant placement. Dr. Lewis will thoroughly review his recommendations for your individual case — which can widely vary from one patient to another.

Contact our Vancouver WA office today If you would like to schedule your dental implant consultation with Dr. Lewis. At Lewis & Implant Dentistry, we believe you should Get the Dazzling Smile You Deserve and we accept most major insurance providers!

How Can I Make My Dental Implants Heal Faster?

In the first two days following your dental implant surgery, you’ll want to have a liquid-only diet, then on the third day, you’ll want to incorporate soft foods like pancakes, applesauce, and mashed potatoes. In addition to keeping track of your diet you’ll want to:

  • Rest
  • Use ice to help reduce swelling
  • Brush very carefully
  • Use medication for pain management

After your dental implant surgery at Lewis Family & Implant Dentistry in Vancouver WA, we’ll send you home with forms about aftercare and inform you about eating habits that need to be changed as you heal.

What To Expect in Vancouver WA and Clark County WA

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