What exactly is an implant?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, or replaced teeth.
Will placing an implant hurt me?
No, there will be no pain due to anesthetic given by the dentist with very minor post-op discomfort. We will do everything we can to make you comfortable, provide you with anxiety medication to help you relax, but most patients who have received an implant experience little discomfort since the area is anesthetized prior to placement of the implant.
Will my implants look like real teeth?
Yes, because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
Will my implant(s) last?
Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are an effective long term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems.
How long is the recovery after implants are placed?
As you can imagine, this differs for every patient. Many patients say they don’t experience significant discomfort beyond swelling and don’t even need pain medication after the procedure. You will be on a soft food diet for a few weeks, which allows your implants to heal. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy all your favorite foods again