|Dental Implant FAQ
Dental implants are screw-like titanium prosthetics designed to provide a replacement for the roots of damaged or lost teeth. Dental surgeons insert them in your jawbone to provide foundations for the dental crown containing artificial teeth to restore your smile.
Since the placement of a dental implant requires surgery, many people are often anxious about the procedure. At Brush & Floss Dental Center, you can meet the doctors performing your procedure to ask them any questions about the procedure and implant dentistry in general to get more assurance. We have answered some of the most pressing questions by our clients to give you some peace of mind before contacting us for the procedure.
What Does a Dental Implant Procedure Involve?
We administer local anesthesia to numb the gum tissue, where we will perform the procedure to provide you with pain relief. Once the anesthesia kicks in, we make a small incision in the gum and drill a tiny hole in the jawbone where the implant will go. Once the area is ready and healed, we implant the titanium foundation and let it fuse with the jawbone over several months. After this step, we place a crown containing your replacement teeth on the implant.
Do I Need to Be Sedated During a Dental Implant Procedure?
When you come in to meet the doctor for the initial consultation, we will examine your jaw to determine the most suitable anesthesia for your case. We typically use local anesthesia for the area in question but may recommend a mild sedative besides local anesthesia if you are more prone to pain.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Fortunately, anyone with a mature jaw and relatively good oral health can be a good candidate for dental implant surgery. In addition, you need to have a dense and healthy jawbone so that it can hold the implant tightly. The patient should also be committed to taking good care of their oral health, and should not have bad lifestyle habits like smoking and excessive alcohol use as these hinder the healing process.
Should I Get Dental Implant Surgery if I am Diabetic?
People with certain health conditions, including patients with diabetes, can face complications during dental implant procedures. We recommend consulting with your general physician and our dental surgeons before proceeding with getting it done.
What are the Benefits of a Dental Implant?
Dental implants provide you with the best replacement for missing and damaged teeth. They offer a permanent solution for your missing teeth. Artificial teeth work just as well as natural teeth and completely restore your smile. You don’t need to worry about maintenance besides routine oral hygiene, making it an excellent solution.
What Can I Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?
Depending on the complexity of your case, you may experience swelling, bleeding, and pain for some time after the dental implant surgery. Fortunately, these are things you can easily manage. Our dental surgeons provide you with a complete set of after-care instructions to help you heal properly. In case of any unexpected complications, you can always schedule urgent appointments with our experts to treat the issue immediately.
Are you looking for a dental implant procedure to replace your missing or damaged teeth and restore your smile? Call us at (203) 683-5253 so that we can examine your mouth and discuss your options with you.