Dental Implant FAQ's
- What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Is dental implant surgery painful?
- How long will implant treatment take?
Q: What are the benefits of dental implants?
The benefits of implant treatment can be likened to the replacement of one's own teeth. There are considerable aesthetic benefits from use of implants as they look just like your own teeth. Implants are versatile; a dental implant or implants may be an anchor supporting a single tooth or an entire bridge or denture. The strength they provide enables patients to eat apples, steak and other traditionally avoided foods. Dental implants have been found to be very long-lasting with the early cases of the current type of implants now having been placed in excess of 40 years.
Q: Is dental implant surgery painful?
No. An effective local anesthetic is used during the surgery so that you do not have any discomfort during the placement of the implants. The mild discomfort you might experience after surgery can be controlled with medications.
Q: How long will implant treatment take?
Traditionally implant treatment can take 2 to 3 months. Much of which is waiting for the implant to heal and integrate into the bone. Once the implant is stable, the tooth or teeth can be attached in a short office visit.