Is a dental implant procedure painful?
Most patients report only a slight soreness after implant placement. We will prescribe the appropriate antibiotics and pain medications to help your recovery be as easy as possible.
We understand that some people may be frightened of dental procedures and we offer sedation dentistry to help lessen those fears.
Can dental implants replace multiple teeth?
Yes! Dental implants can replace single teeth or multiple teeth. Just like we can make bridges on teeth, we can also make bridges on implants. Sometimes, you can get 2 implants to replace 3 missing teeth. If you are missing all of your teeth, we can sometimes place 5-7 implants and attach full arch bridges to the implants. In other instances, we can place 2-4 implants to help anchor removable dentures.
What is the difference between a fixed dental implant restoration and a removable dental implant restoration?
A fixed dental implant restoration is permanently cemented in the mouth and cannot be removed by the patient. A removable restoration (like an implant-supported denture) should be taken out at night for cleaning purposes and to give patient’s tissues a rest.
There are several factors that determine which treatment option is right for you. This includes your desires, your oral health, the amount and quality of your bone, and your budget.