Dental Implants FAQs

Are you or someone you know embarrassed by missing teeth? Many people have lost teeth and become confused about the different replacement options. Unfortunately, the resulting indecision can lead to no action at all for some people. It’s important to replace missing teeth to maintain the health and integrity of the remaining teeth.

Dental implants are an option that’s closest to your natural teeth. Many people have questions about this restoration, and I’ve got answers to some frequently asked questions. I want to help you make an informed decision.

Will People Know I Have Implants?

Dental implants are the closest replacement option to your natural teeth. We customize the crown connected to the implant to look like your natural teeth. Your implants will be undetectable to the naked eye.

Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

Before the procedure begins, you’ll receive local anesthesia, and if you’re anxious, conscious sedation is available to relax you. After the anesthesia wears off, over the counter medications will manage any sensitivity you may have. We expect you to have minimal if any swelling or discomfort.

How Long Does Complete Recovery Take?

Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. While you are waiting for a few months for the implants to fuse to the bone, you will be able to wear a temporary restoration to preserve your smile. When healing is complete, your implants can last a lifetime with proper care.

Are Dental Implants Worth the Expense?

The decision to get implants should be considered a long term investment in your overall bodily health. While there are less costly removable tooth options, they do not function like natural teeth or implant supported teeth, simply because they aren’t rigidly attached to anything.

How Do You Maintain Dental Implants?

Dental implants are cared for like your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and floss once a day. Be sure to schedule regular exams and cleanings. With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime.

Do you have more questions? We’re here to provide answers. To find out if dental implants are right for you, contact my office. My team and I look forward to serving you.

Dr. Pearce