Dental Implants FAQ
Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?
We occasionally place a temporary tooth on the new implant to provide you with the best esthetic results. If the implant site is near the front of your mouth, we have a variety of temporary options, such as bridges and transitional appliances, to get you through the healing phase. In some cases, the temporary tooth can even be placed on the implant at the same time as surgery.
Do dental implants hurt?
No! We keep the surgical site numb throughout implant surgery offer a variety of anesthetic options. As the anesthesia wears off later in the day, any mild discomfort can be easily managed with over-the-counter medications.
Do dental implants feel like real teeth?
We place a titanium screw in your jaw that acts as an anchor or root for your artificial tooth. Through a process called osseointegration, the implant fuses with the jawbone, permanently stabilizing the new tooth and allowing it to function naturally.
Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?
Our patients normally take the rest of the day off following an implant procedure and return to work the following day with very little discomfort.
What if I am missing a lot of teeth?
We offer what is known as implant supported dentures for those missing all or most of their teeth. This cutting-edge treatment allows us to combine implant technology with dentures to give our patients a brand-new smile in one visit.
What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?
Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%, and the procedure has been around for decades, with continual improvements and discoveries made all along the way. The risks are very low and closely resemble those of other minor surgical procedures (infection, injury to adjacent teeth, etc.).
How long do dental implants last?
Studies have shown that properly placed and well cared-for dental implants can last a long time. Advanced technology and experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!
How do I care for my implants?
Care for your implants in the same way you would take care of your natural teeth—brushing and flossing twice a day. You may also be instructed to use special brushes or mouth washes.
How much do implants cost?
Since every case is unique, cost varies from patient to patient. We recommend you discuss your case with a member of our well-trained staff. Our financial coordinators check with your insurance and are able to give you the cost breakdown during your consultation. We will make every effort to accommodate your financial situation.