What to Expect When You're Getting a Dental Implant

What to Expect When You're Getting a Dental Implant

If you’re planning to get or are considering a dental implant, you may be wondering what to expect. Though it might seem scary, dental implants follow a safe and effective tooth replacement procedure that has a success rate of 95%

There are three parts to dental implants: the post, the prosthetic tooth cap, and an abutment connecting the two. The post is screw-like, acting as the new root of your tooth. Your dentist surgically implants it in your jawbone, and the post fuses with your bone as it heals to stay in place and support the prosthetic. 

After your jaw has healed from the post implantation, your dentist adds the abutment. Depending on your specific needs, your prosthetic may be a crown or a bridge. Once your prosthetic is in place over the post and abutment, your dental implant works just like your natural teeth. 

At Dental Studios, in Summit and Westfield, New Jersey, our team of skilled dentists has a proven track record of effectively restoring missing or damaged teeth for patients using advanced dental implants, including the cutting-edge All-on-4® system for a full arch of teeth.

It’s important to understand what to expect during and after the surgery before undergoing a dental implant procedure. Take a moment to learn more about this excellent tooth replacement option.

Implants are safe and effective

Dental implants consist of a biocompatible metal known as titanium, ensuring that your body accepts the implant and promotes bone growth around it. This biocompatibility prevents corrosion or metal shedding, minimizing any associated risks

Additionally, dental implants have a great track record of effectiveness. With several decades of use in treating oral health problems, long-term studies indicate a success rate exceeding 95%.

Understand your procedure

The specific process of your dental implant procedure is tailored to the number of teeth needing replacement and the specific type of implant best suited for your needs. At Dental Studios, we provide a range of options, including single implants, All-on-4 implants, and other implant prosthetics designed to support dentures.

We understand the importance of addressing any concerns or questions you may have. Your dentist takes the time to thoroughly review these with you during your initial consultation and at any step along the way.

Ask about sedation options

Your dentist uses a local anesthetic during the post implant procedure to ensure that you don’t experience pain. If you have anxiety about any part of the process, you can take advantage of our sedation dentistry options. 

Options for sedation include nitrous oxide, oral sedatives, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Talk to your Dental Studios provider to determine which option is best for you. 

Post-operative pain is minimal 

You’ll be glad to know that you’ll experience minimal tissue disruptions after your surgery. This means that while you may have some local discomfort and inflammation in your jaw, over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to soothe it. 

If you want to learn more about dental implants, contact Dental Studios in Summit or Westfield, New Jersey through our online appointment tool or give us a call today!

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