Do implants hurt?
No for most people. We have found for most people, implants have very little discomfort when placed. In fact, most of our patients comment that they have little or no discomfort. For most patients, ibuprofen or Tylenol is all they need and return to normal daily activities the next day.
What is an immediate implant?
Immediate implant is a process to place a dental implant the same day a tooth is removed. This is becoming more common practice in many dental offices. The benefit is it reduces the time it takes to complete dental implant treatment by 4-6 months. Immediate implant placement works best when there is no active infection and the bone quality is good around the tooth being removed. In most cases the final restoration will be completed 3-6 months afterwards.
Am I too old for dental implants?
Dental implants can help at any age to replace missing teeth. In fact, many of our patients have had missing teeth for many decades before they decided to get dental implants to help them eat better.
Can I have dental implants?
Most people can have dental implants. Certain health conditions may affect your dental implant options. Call us to find out if you can have dental implants.
What if I don’t have teeth?
Dental implants are ideal if you do not have natural teeth. Dentures rarely fit well enough to stay in when chewing. Dental implants give the denture something to snap onto so they are secure while eating, speaking and smiling giving you the confidence to go out to your favorite place to eat.
What if I need one implant?
Replacing a single tooth with a dental implant is ideal because it will look and function like the original tooth. Single implants help your bone and surrounding teeth stay healthy by maintaining natural space and function. In addition, conventional dental treatment for a single tooth is a 3-unit fixed bridge which requires grinding down the adjacent teeth to support the replacement tooth.