Dental Implant Feelings: Normal Or Not?

With the decision to replace a tooth with a dental implant and restoration come some new feelings. Some will be just fine. Some will seem a little strange. Most will go away very soon. However, some might mean something isn’t quite right. Sounding a little vague? As you know, this can be confusing territory, which is why we generally suggest you come in if you aren’t certain. As for some normal and not-so-normal, common sensations, allow us to get you up to speed.

Feeling Funny When Eating

If you’ve just come home from the placement of your restoration, you will find that it may feel a little funny when you eat. After all, this is not your natural tooth but a replacement. The good news is that it’s absolutely normal for this to go on for a bit but it will resolve very quickly. However, should the issue persist or show up suddenly, then give us a call! It may mean your restoration is damaged.

Feeling Strange While Speaking

Again, you will certainly need a little bit of time to feel like your dental implant and restoration are a natural extension of your smile. Speaking may seem a little different for just a bit until you’re used to it.

Experiencing Pain

Any type of pain is reason for concern once you have already received and recovered from dental implant placement and you have your restoration in place. However, it’s no reason to feel anxious! Simply call us, so we can check in on the situation and let you know what needs to be done. Remember, seeing us ASAP is essential.

Schedule A Visit If You Experience Implant Related Pain

Don’t forget that if something feels wrong, it’s best to let us know. It will allow us to resolve the issue immediately, instead of waiting for it to become worse. We invite you to schedule an appointment with your Katy, TX dentist at Lathrop Dental Center by calling 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.

Ready to fall in love with your smile, but not sure where to start? Send us a photo or a question of your smile, and Dr. Lathrop will respond!