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Can I really eat anything I want again?
Yes, 100%. Your new implant-supported restoration will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth. You will be able to eat just about anything you used to, from steak to apples to sticky candies.
How painful is the dental implant procedure?
Our goal is to ensure all our patients have a comfortable, even enjoyable experience. Thanks to modern techniques, pain during the procedure is minimal or nonexistent. For those with fear or anxiety, we also have sedation options. Post-op pain is also minimal. The vast majority of our post-op patients are amazed at the lack of bruising, swelling, and pain in the days following their procedure.
How long does the dental implant process take?
The length of implant treatment varies from patient to patient. Generally speaking, the entire process can take an average of three to nine months. This depends on the type of restoration we place, and whether or not you need a tooth extraction, bone graft, or some other preliminary procedure. In some instances, we may be able to place a temporary restoration the same day as your implant procedure. It all depends on your unique situation.
Can I still receive dental implants if I use a partial or full denture?
Pretty much anyone missing one or more teeth will qualify for implant treatment. In fact, people that use dentures are our most common implant candidates. There is also no age limit. A general rule of thumb is this: if you’re healthy enough to visit our office, you’re probably healthy enough to receive implants. The current state of your oral health is typically the biggest determining factor.
If I have poor oral health, is it still possible to receive dental implants?
The short answer? Absolutely. However, any underlying oral health problems typically need to be resolved before we move forward with implant treatment. For instance, we would need to perform a deep cleaning if we see periodontal (gum) disease is present. If you have suffered bone deterioration in the jaw, we will need to perform a bone graft. Once preliminary procedures like these are complete, we can begin the implant process.
What are the risks associated with dental implants?
Dental implants have revolutionized modern dentistry, but they are not without their risks. Like any surgical procedure, there is a chance of pain, inflammation, or infection. That said, negative side effects are rare. When they do occur, they are usually minor and easy to correct. In other words, the benefits of dental implants far outweigh the risks.
How long do dental implants last?
With the proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. After your procedure, you will receive a detailed set of instructions on how to care for your new implants. In most cases, you should be able to brush and floss your restoration the same way you would your natural teeth. While uncommon, your genetic history and nutritional habits may affect the lifespan of your implant. However, most implant patients leave our office with a permanent, vibrant smile that lasts decades.
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