Healing Process

The time period necessary for implants to bond to the underlying jawbone is determined by the body’s healing ability. In most cases the anticipated healing period takes at least 3 months prior to placing the laboratory-crafted prosthetic (process overseen by your restoring dentist). This ensures that the foundation for the prosthetic is stabilized, improving the success rate for the procedure.

The recovery period typically involves very little discomfort, but if necessary, Drs. Hribernik or Gray will prescribe or recommend analgesic pain medication to minimize the discomfort.

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene, brushing, flossing, and regular appointments with your dentist.

Meet Our Doctors

Our team of medical providers have decades of experience in assessing and treating common ailments. View more to read about our team.

Dr. Steven Hribernik
Dr. Steven HribernikSt. Louis MO
Dr. Steven J. Hribernik is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing since 1991.
Dr. William Gray
Dr. William GraySt. Louis MO
Dr. William Gray is a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has been practicing for more than 6 years.

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