Do I need an implant for each of my missing teeth?
It depends. Since every case is unique, we'll need to see you for a consultation to figure out the best course of treatment for you.
Can you put a temporary crown or bridge on my implant the same day it’s placed?
At this time, we do not place temporary crowns or bridges on implants that have just been placed. The reason for this is that we want as little force being placed on the implants as possible while we wait for them to integrate with your jawbone.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most people are candidates for dental implants, even those who have been told they weren't in the past. Call us to schedule your consultation and let's see what we can do to get you smiling again.
What kind of after care will I need to do for my dental implant(s)?
Care for them like natural teeth:
Brush and floss twice a day.
Get cleanings regularly at intervals recommended by your dentist.
What do implant teeth look like?
In the mouth, they look almost exactly like a natural tooth. The implant body (the screw) won't be visible in the mouth. It is under the gums in your bone.
Will it function and feel like a natural tooth?
Yes! It will feel different from a natural tooth but will function the same.
How long should I take off work for recovery after my procedure?
Most patients are able to return to work either the same day or the next day. Certain cases could require more time off from work.
Can I be put to sleep for my procedure?
We do not currently put patients to sleep, however, we do offer oral conscious sedation. This medication will help to relax you and often makes it so you don’t even remember your procedure. For this, we write you a prescription, and you can pick it up at your pharmacy of choice. NOTE: You MUST have a driver for this procedure, someone who can drive you after you have taken your oral sedation pill(s). You MUST NOT operate a motor vehicle or any machinery after taking your medication.
Will there be pain after the procedure?
While experiences will vary, there could be some discomfort and possibly swelling after your procedure. Many patients report very little discomfort after their procedure. You will be prescribed pain medication to help alleviate any discomfort.
What is the process for getting an implant?
The process is very straight forward. Your implant is placed into your jawbone and is left alone to intergrate for 4-6 months. After this, we take impressions and have your tooth fabricated. If bone grafting is needed, this can increase treatment time.
Is my implant removable?
No, once your implant is completed, you will not be able to remove it.
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