A good deal of misleading dental information is available online, especially about dental implants. This can lead to confusion and even causes some patients to postpone getting the transformative treatment they need. At Refresh Me Dental Center, we’re dedicated to providing customized tooth replacement solutions including single dental implants, full arch dental implants and preliminary treatments—under one roof. In addition to answering questions at your first complimentary consultation, we developed this dental implant FAQ in LaGrange, GA to help you prepare for your first visit. Our caring implant dentist Dr. Chuck Pitts welcomes questions because he believes you should be an informed partner on your journey to a restored smile and better health!
In addition to a local anesthetic, IV sedation or nitrous oxide can make the procedure more comfortable, especially if you have dental anxiety. Once the numbness wears off, most patients experience mild pain that is typically less than tooth extraction.
Dental implant treatment can range from a few months to over a year. In many cases, implants are surgically placed soon after the consultation and treatment plan are complete. If you need bone grafting, it may take several months for the sites to heal before dental implant surgery. After the implant is placed, it takes three to six months to fuse with the bone. Soon thereafter, the abutment and then the crown are placed. All-on-4™ enables getting implants and temporary teeth in one day!
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