At Alpha Dental Practice, we believe that patient education is one of the key components to long-term health. We love answering our patients’ questions and helping them understand more about their oral health. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions:
Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt?
Not at all! The dental implant surgery is completely painless. You will be under general anesthesia during the surgical procedure, meaning you’ll be asleep the entire time. During the following weeks, you may feel a bit of mild discomfort, but over-the-counter painkillers can usually alleviate any pain.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are the longest lasting tooth replacement option on the market. But in order to keep them healthy for a lifetime, you’ll need to take proper care of them. Diligent brushing, thorough flossing, and regular dentist visits should be the cornerstone of your healthy oral health routine. Practicing these habits will ensure that your implants last as long as they can—they can be lifelong if you treat them right!
Can I Get Dental Implants if I Wear Dentures/Bridges?
Absolutely! A lot of our dental implant patients are former users of dentures or bridges. However, if you have jawbone deterioration or other oral health issues as a result of your missing teeth, you will need to pursue supplemental treatments prior to your dental implant surgery.
How Long does the Implant Process Take?
The actual time you will spend in the chair is relatively short—it only takes an hour or two to place each piece of the implant. If you don’t need a supplemental procedure, the entire process can take between two and four months, as the implant and jawbone need to fuse together.
Can my Child/Teen Get Dental Implants?
If your child is under 18 and has lost a permanent tooth, you will need to find a temporary option until they are finished growing. When their bodies are still developing, their jawbones shift and move, and dental implants could impede that process.
Bring Your Dental Implant Questions to Alpha Dental Practice
More and more Coral Springs, FL residents are choosing dental implants over traditional tooth replacement options. Our patients are constantly amazed by the simplicity of the process, given its stunning results. If you have additional questions about dental implants, financing, or your eligibility, call our office to schedule a consultation today.