A dental implant is a procedure that takes a long time. Not only do you have to go back several times, but there is a healing time as well. This healing time is anywhere from 3-6 months, but that does not mean you cannot enjoy life for this long. The pain and soreness should go away in a few days, but the dental implant takes about 3 months to undergo a process known as osseointegration, in which the jawbones not only accept the dental implant, but grow bone cells through and around the dental implant, stabilising it, and making it at one with itself and incorporating the dental implant into itself, giving you the amazing stability that no other dental prosthesis can provide.
The immediate pain
After you receive a dental implant, your face will be sore and swollen. You may even have bruising in your face and under your eye. These initial symptoms should subside in about 3 days, or 72 hours. It is difficult to gauge exactly how long, as this depends on factors that vary from person to person: how you react to pain, what you consider to be a painful sensation, how well you heal, how well your blood clots, and how sensitive you are to the pain medication that you will be taking. But all in all, expect around 3 days’ time for initial recovery.
After the initial symptoms subside, your life will return to normal more or less, but your body will take some more time recover underneath the surface. Once the process of osseointegration finishes, your body will have completely accepted the dental implant, and you will be completely done. But there are going to be two more sessions, when you receive your abutment, and the gum is removed from the dental implant, and when you get your final crown. But these procedures do not have a long healing time, and you will not even need to take time off work to get them done.