Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
Your peace of mind will increase the more you know and understand about dental implants. Each question you ask and have answered will confirm the life-changing solution for tooth replacement.
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Our team helps assure that you’re comfortable throughout the procedure. Local anesthesia and IV sedation are available. Choosing IV sedation will prevent any awareness during your procedure.
Will implants work for me if my teeth are in bad shape?
Dental implants are safe and effective for most tooth conditions. Also, age isn’t a factor. The loss of one or more teeth can be solved with dental implants. Our team is experienced in treating complicated tooth loss conditions. A free, initial consultation will help determine how dental implants can restore your tooth function.
Do dental implants look like natural teeth?
Dental implants are placed into your jawbone. Over time they attach to your tissue like your natural teeth. You will eat, smile, brush, and floss your dental implants as you would your natural teeth. The shape, size, and color of your dental implants will be custom crafted to match your existing teeth.
How long will it take to recover following the dental implant procedure?
Each patient responds differently to treatment. Any discomfort or swelling will be monitored and if necessary will be assisted with prescribed pain medication. A soft food diet will be recommended initially. After healing has occurred you will be able eat and chew your favorite foods.
Are financing solutions available for dental implant treatment?
You have a variety of financial options to pay for your dental implant procedure. Financing strategies will be provided during your initial consultation and designed to fit your budget.
Can I bring someone with me for my dental implant procedure?
We recommend that a family member or friend accompany you to your appointment. They can help you feel more comfortable and be available to assist you following your procedure.
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
Most implant placement can be completed in one day. You can leave your appointment with a new smile. Your implants will support your new, temporary teeth as they heal. After six months of thorough healing your new, permanent teeth will be placed onto your dental implants.
Do my dental implants function as my natural teeth would?
Implants look, feel, and function like your natural teeth. You will eat, chew, and smile with confidence following your dental implant procedure.