Can I receive dental implants?
If you are missing teeth, having teeth extracted, or have damaged teeth that will soon need replacing, dental implants may be the right solution for you. In most cases, if you are healthy enough to undergo an extraction, you are healthy enough to receive dental implants. Visiting our office for a consultation is the best way to know for sure if dental implants are right for restoring your smile.
Will I feel pain during dental implant treatment?
During your consultation, our team will discuss all your options for anesthesia. Patients typically receive a local anesthetic to numb the surgical area. If you’re worried about pain, you can choose to undergo IV anesthesia and sleep comfortably through the procedure.
After the procedure, minimal soreness and swelling are normal and may be cause for discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication usually relieves this pain, though we may also prescribe narcotics for pain.
How long is recovery after dental implants?
Each recovery differs based on the patient’s individual condition and treatment plan. It’s important to let your dental implants heal properly because it allows the implant post to integrate with your jaw. This integration is the foundation of the restoration and is key to the success of your dental implants.
After the initial placement procedure, most patients return to their normal routine within a few days. Your post-operative instructions will help you navigate recovery. However, the dental implants can take up to three months to heal fully. During this time, it’s important to follow your post-operative instructions and maintain a soft food diet.
Where can I find dental implants near me?
We are proud to offer patients dental implants at our practice in Dallas, TX. We provide the highest quality of care and look forward to restoring your smile and oral function.
If you have other questions about dental implants, please contact our office. We look forward to speaking with you.