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My Experience With A Temporary Dental Implant

I never thought I’d need a temporary dental implant until one morning while brushing my teeth, I chipped my tooth. It wasn’t terribly deep and I could probably have fixed it with some tooth-colored paste and an overlay, but I decided to get a temporary implant instead just to be on the safe side. Read on to find out how it went.



As I was getting ready for my first dental implant procedure, I was nervous. I had never been through anything like this before and didn’t know what to expect. I had heard that it was a painful process but also that the pain would be worth it in the end because of the better appearance and function of your teeth. In order to prepare myself, I read up on what to expect during the procedure so that when the time came, I wouldn’t be so nervous or unprepared. On the day of the dental implant procedure, I arrived at the dental office 15 minutes early.

My dentist examined my mouth and gave me more details about what he thought was going to happen. He numbed up all around my mouth where he would do work (basically everything) and then got right down to business. The next thing I knew, I woke up from being knocked out! Turns out they had already completed surgery while I was unconscious! They told me that they did such a good job preparing me beforehand by explaining everything and numbing most areas around my mouth, as well as giving me anesthesia beforehand, that they didn’t have to use any post-op medication afterwards except for some ibuprofen every few hours (which is just normal after an oral surgery).


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that replace the missing tooth root. The posts are placed in the jawbone and then covered with gums. They will eventually fuse to the bone and no longer need to be attached to other appliances. This is an excellent option for those who have lost their teeth due to injury, illness or age-related wear and tear. In this blog post I am going to share my experience of getting a temporary dental implant procedure done.

I was very excited about getting this procedure done because it meant I could eat more foods again (since I had been experiencing difficulty chewing) but also because it would be so nice not to worry about my teeth as much anymore.

The dentist explained how the process would go and that there were two options: to get just one dental implant temporarily or two dental implants permanently. It all depended on what kind of result I wanted from this procedure; if I wanted a quicker recovery, one permanent implant would suffice but if I wanted a little more flexibility in terms of eating habits, two dental implants would work better for me.


Why Did I Get A Dental Implant?

I had my teeth pulled and was waiting for dental implants but I needed something to get me by in the meantime. I was reluctant at first because I was worried that the temporary dental implant procedure might not work as well, but I found that it actually worked just fine. The dentist put in two temporary implants and screwed them into place. It wasn’t too painful and I didn’t have any issues after that. The only thing is that you need to be careful not to swallow anything hard or chew on your teeth when they’re broken down. I also think that it’s best to avoid eating food like meat and nuts until your permanent dental implants are done. If you find yourself unable to wait out the dental implant procedure, then going for a temporary one can be worth it.


The Procedure

During the dental implant procedure, your dentist will make an opening in your gum or under your tongue to hold the dental implant in place. Your dentist will then remove the tooth and replace it with the implant. There are two types of dental implants; those that are inserted into the jawbone and those that sit on top of it. The former is more common since they have a higher success rate, but they require an invasive surgery which can take longer than twenty minutes and have a higher risk of complications such as nerve damage or infection.


The Recovery

I was really nervous about getting my tooth removed and the dental implant procedure. I had never done anything like that before and it was going to be the first time I would have to deal with anesthesia. The dentist told me that the recovery process would take two weeks, but after only two days I was feeling much better. The bad part is that while you’re recovering, your mouth is still healing and you can’t eat anything solid. Luckily, there are plenty of soft foods I could eat like soup, oatmeal, and yogurt.


The Results

I went to the dentist to get my teeth cleaned and they told me I needed a root canal. I was in so much pain that I accepted the temporary dental implant procedure right away. After the procedure, my tooth still hurt but it was easier to chew on. The best part of the experience was that my tooth only took about 3 months to heal and now I have a permanent one back in!

Before getting dental implants, make sure you visit your dentist regularly to get cleanings and x-rays since your teeth will need to be healthy in order for a dental implant procedure to be successful. You’ll also want someone who has years of experience under their belt—these aren’t always easy procedures and your dentist should be able to ease your worries and put you at ease while going through the process. If you don’t like where you got your first dental implant done or if there were issues along the way, look for another dental office when it comes time for another procedure. Remember: trust is everything when working with doctors so choosing one whose personality works well for you is important!



I had a dental implant procedure done and I found it to be very straight forward and convenient. The temporary dental implant was put in place first, followed by the permanent dental implant, which will be replaced when the bone heals around it. My temporary dental implant felt like just another tooth for about two weeks before my permanent one was put in. I experienced no pain or discomfort during or after the procedure.


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