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Dental Implant FAQs

1. What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are artificial tooth replacements. A metal post is surgically implanted into the patient’s jawbone, and a prosthetic tooth is attached to this post.

2. What are the advantages of dental implants?
Dental implants are a more permanent way of replacing teeth. Dentures, on the other hand, can slide around in the mouth and be uncomfortable. On occasion, you may also forget your dentures. Dental implants are permanent, so you will never forget them! Also, dental implants are designed to look, feel and function like your natural teeth.

3. Who is qualified to place my dental implants?
An implantologist, a periodontist or an oral surgeon can place implants for you. After the implant is in place, a restorative dentist can affix your prosthetic tooth to your implant.

4. Will getting my dental implants be painful?
No, the procedure is not painful because you will be under local anesthesia. After the procedure, the implant site will be sore, but you will receive post-operations instructions to help alleviate the discomfort.

5. How long will it be before I can go back to work?
Usually, patients can return to work the very next day. We will be happy to discuss the details of your post-op, at-home care plan.