Dental implants are an option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to decay or damage. With implants, an artificial tooth root is placed into your jawbone to provide support for crowns and dentures. When considering implant treatment, you may have some of the following questions and concerns:
- Who is a candidate for dental implants? Implants can be placed in almost anyone after adolescence or when bone growth has completed.
- Is implant surgery painful? No, implant treatment is usually performed under local anesthesia in your dentist’s office.
- How long does it take to place dental implants? Depending on the number of implants placed, the procedure can usually be completed in less than an hour.
- What kind of recovery can I expect after a dental implant procedure? Healing from implant surgery is usually quick and uneventful. Any pain or discomfort should be minimal and easily controlled with anti-inflammatory medication. Most patients can return to normal activity the next day.
- How long will it take before I receive my new teeth? Because the implants need time to fuse to the bone, the entire process can take up to six months. Typically, you will receive some form of temporary teeth during this period. Treatment time varies depending on your treatment needs.
- Is caring for my implants difficult? Caring for your dental implants is the same as caring for your natural teeth. Implants simply require consistent brushing and flossing and regular dental visits for routine cleanings.
- How long will my implants last? When cared for properly, dental implants should last for decades.
- Are dental implants safe? When used in qualified candidates, dental implants are an exceptionally low-risk restoration option.
In general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime.
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