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Dental Implant Surgery FAQs
Wondering if getting a dental implant is the right choice for you because you are missing a tooth? When you are missing one or more of your teeth, it is important that you find a tooth replacement option as soon as possible, as just one missing tooth can lead to experiencing a number of oral issues. Dental implants are one of the more popular tooth replacement options people are choosing nowadays, which does require them to be surgically implanted. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, dental implants are the most natural-looking and natural-feeling replacement for missing teeth.
Dental implant surgery FAQs
The following is a list of some of the more frequently asked questions people have about dental implant surgery.
#1 – How are implants inserted into the jawbone?
A dental professional will strategically insert a part of the implant, a titanium post, that will act as the new tooth root into the jawbone by making a small incision into the patient's gum line. Once this first part of the implant surgical process is completed, the replacement tooth will be added to the top of the post, allowing for a new artificial tooth.
#2 – Is dental implant surgery safe?
Yes, the surgical process for inserting dental implants into one’s jawbone is indeed considered to be safe. Anyone who is interested in getting dental implants must first be approved for the surgical process, which means that a dental professional has already determined that they are in good overall health. It is recommended for those living with high blood pressure or diabetes to get approval from a health professional before contacting a dental professional.
#3 – Is getting dental implants painful?
Getting dental implants requires a surgical process, which means that patients can expect to experience some degree of discomfort and/or pain after the surgical process has been performed. While a dental professional can prescribe medications, the majority of patients simply choose to take over-the-counter pain relievers.
#4 – How long does the surgical process take?
It takes anywhere between an hour and an hour and a half for one dental implant to be surgically inserted. If someone is in need of two or more dental implants, then they can expect the entire surgical process to take about three hours to complete.
Are dental implants the right choice for you?
Have you decided that getting a dental implant is going to take care of your missing tooth problem? Now that you understand what is involved with getting one or more dental implants, do you feel that you are a good candidate for the surgical procedure required? There are many benefits to getting any missing teeth you have replaced, with the most important being that you can once again have a healthy mouth, as a healthy mouth is one that has a full set of teeth.
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