FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How long is dental implant surgery and is it painful?


Due to the nature of the procedure, some pain is to be expected. Our caring staff will work with our patients to help manage and minimize pain during and after the procedure. Dental implant patients will typically receive either local or general anesthetics depending on the number of implants required, any preparatory work that must be done, and any personal requirements to ensure that they are as comfortable as possible during the whole process.Our goal is to minimize or eliminate pain in getting a brand new set of teeth that will change your life.




How long does dental implant surgery recovery take?


Patient recovery times vary from patient to patient depending on several variables including the procedure and how many teeth require replacement. Typically, replacing a single tooth will require minimal recovery time. Generally, many patients can go right back to work. More involved treatments, such as All On 4 dental implants or other conventional implants may require more recovery time.




Is it difficult to care for dental implants?


Dental implant restorations look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth and require similar maintenance. Patients can brush and floss their new implants as if they are regular teeth. Patients will still also require routine check-ups and cleanings just as you would prior to getting dental implants Depending on the implant procedure additional recommendations may be in order which your prosthodontist will review with you.




Why should I choose dental implants?


Conventional dental implants have several significant advantages over alternative treatments such as traditional removable dentures or teeth-supported bridges. Thanks to osseointegration, titanium implants become bonded with the existing bone and form a strong support for replacement teeth and dentures. Sufficiently integrated implants are strong, resilient, and can last a lifetime with regular care. Implants are also considered more aesthetic, feel more like natural teeth than other treatments, and, most importantly, combat bone wasting or resorption. Dental implants overcome the problems associated with bone resorption, thus maintaining a fuller, younger-looking face. The titanium posts upon which replacement crowns are attached act like a natural tooth’s roots by transferring chewing and biting forces into the bone below, which helps to maintain both volume and density.