Dental implants are one of the best restorative procedures we can offer here at Rejuvenate Dental Arts in Bethel. They might seem terrifying since they involve screws, but we wouldn’t call them scary at all. The results we get from them are truly great.
At Rejuvenate Dental Arts, we understand you might have some questions about them. It’s our priority that our patients know everything about procedures they might get. This helps manage expectations and allows them to make the best decisions for them.
Implants have been proven to be safe. A dental implant is considered a very reliable option for replacing missing teeth. Implants now arguably have the edge over other choices like dental bridges and dentures.
How long do implants last? The answer depends on how well you take care of them. Implants are treated exactly like natural teeth. Take good care of them, and they’ll last the rest of your life. On the other hand, with poor care, they’ll develop plaque, and you might even get infections and bleeding.
We can’t provide a general timeline for patients because it wouldn’t be accurate. The timetable is set based on each patient and the status of their oral cavity and bones. Usually, we put in the implants then attach the false teeth to them a few months later.
There are “immediate” implants that allow attaching the false teeth to the implants in the same sitting. These are more expensive and aren’t for everyone. If you’re interested in knowing more about them and whether or not they’re suitable for you, we can discuss it after we assess your condition.
Implants, like most other dental procedures, aren’t painful. While attaching the screw to your jaw bone, we’ll apply local anesthesia. This should numb your jaw and gums so that you don’t feel any pain. For the first few days after the implant is put in, you might feel some slight discomfort. It’s not pain, but more of a sensation that something is there that wasn’t present before.