Dental Implant FAQs: An Excellent Choice for Oral Restoration


By Alicia Kennedy, D.D.S.

Dental implants are one of the most highly sought solutions for replacing missing teeth. Individuals who have dentures or a missing tooth may opt for one or more dental implants as they are the foundation of a very natural and discreet treatment solution. Implants have also proven to be permanent and reliable.

Take a look at our frequently asked questions to find out if dental implants are right for you. To find out more, or to see if you’re the ideal candidate, give our La Jolla office a call at (858) 454-6148.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and follow-up, dental implants can last a lifetime. Once again, they are permanent and reliable.

Is the actual implant procedure painful?

Most people find the dental implant process very manageable in terms of pain. Generally, patients can take over the counter medication the days following the procedure to help with any soreness. In some cases, we may prescribe stronger medication depending on whether bone grafts or multiple implants are needed.

Do dental implants require special care like bridges and dentures?

Dental implants act just like natural. It’s this quality that makes dental implants so attractive in the aesthetic and physical sense. You can brush and floss just as you would with all your teeth.

Am I healthy enough for dental implants?

Most patients are good candidates for dental implants. Initially, a thorough examination is conducted to ensure the individual is healthy enough for the procedure. It is a common and effective treatment that is suitable for virtually everyone.

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