When you have missing teeth, an alternative solution to dentures is dental implants. While dentures are removable, dental implants provide permanent new teeth to restore your mouth’s function and appearance. Dental implants tend to offer a successful and lasting solution to the loss of some or all of your teeth.request an appointment
Dental Implants FAQ
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth. They consist of a small titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, and a replacement tooth (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) that is attached to the post. Dental implants are designed to look and function like natural teeth, providing a permanent and secure replacement option.
How are dental implants placed?
The dental implant procedure typically requires a surgical procedure in which a small hole is drilled in the jawbone, and the implant is inserted into the hole. The implant is then allowed to heal and integrate with the jawbone for several months, before a replacement tooth is attached to the implant.
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
The dental implant procedure can take several months to complete, with healing and integration time between the surgical placement of the implant and the attachment of the replacement tooth. The time frame will vary depending on the individual case and the number of teeth being replaced.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are designed to last for many years, with proper care and maintenance. With good oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Are there any restrictions after getting dental implants?
After getting dental implants, you will need to follow a period of rest and recovery. You may need to avoid certain foods and activities for a few weeks to allow the implant to heal properly. Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions for care and recovery after the procedure.
Can anyone get dental implants?
Dental implants are a suitable option for most people who are missing one or more teeth, as long as they have enough healthy jawbone to support the implant. However, some medical conditions may make the procedure less suitable. A consultation with one of our experienced dentists will help determine if dental implants are the right option for you.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies depending on the individual case and the number of teeth being replaced. We recommend scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced dentists to receive a detailed cost estimate.
Is the procedure painful?
The procedure is generally not painful, as it is performed with local anesthesia or IV sedation to keep you comfortable. After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort or swelling, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication.
How long is the recovery period after getting dental implants?
Recovery period varies for each patient but typically ranges from a few days to a few weeks. Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions for care and recovery after the procedure.
Are there any risks or complications associated with dental implants?
Dental implant surgery is a safe and effective procedure, but as with any surgical procedure, there is always a small risk of complications. Your dentist will discuss the potential risks and complications with you before the procedure, and will take steps to minimize any risks.