Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients are candidates for dental implants if they are healthy enough for a minor dental procedure such as a tooth extraction. Sometimes, when there is some bone loss in the jaw, some additional work is required for the implants to be successful. If this is the case, you may have a bone grafting procedure before receiving dental implants. See our section on Bone Grafting for more information on this beneficial treatment.
If you think you may want dental implants, please give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of the oral surgeons at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Once your recovery is underway and your oral surgeon gives you the go-ahead, you can brush and floss your dental implants just like your natural teeth. You may need to come in to the office every few years for minor adjustments, but if you see your dentist regularly and take great care of your oral health, your implants should last a lifetime!
How long is the recovery period after dental implants?
Your recovery time will depend on your age, the condition of your jaw, and a few other factors. The time for a full recovery from dental implant surgery may take between three and six months because the implant must fuse with the bone in your jaw. Bone takes longer to heal than other tissues, which is why healing takes a bit longer. The wait is worth it — dental implants are a permanent, lifelong solution precisely because they integrate with the jaw bone. This healing time doesn’t mean you can’t chew right away! You can get back to your normal routine within a few days of surgery — just be mindful of chewing hard foods around the implant site until you’ve achieved a complete recovery.
How much do dental implants cost?
The final cost of your dental implant treatment will depend on a few things: the number of teeth being replaced, the need for additional procedures such as bone grafting, and your insurance coverage. The very best way to find out what this revolutionary tooth replacement solution will cost you is to come in to our Avon, CT, office for a consultation with one of our experienced oral surgeons.
Are dental implants painful?
The oral surgeons at Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will administer a local anesthetic or IV sedation for your dental implant surgery. You will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your oral surgeon will likely prescribe a pain medication to control any discomfort after the surgery, but many of our patients get back to their daily routine without requiring the medication.
Where can I get dental implants?
If you are live near the Avon, CT, area and are interested in dental implant treatment, we recommend you give our practice a call to schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons. Our surgeons are dental implant specialists and offer a wide range of dental implant procedures to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth.
We are always happy to answer your questions. Feel free to give Avon Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery a call at (860) 674-8079. A member of our front office staff will be pleased to help you.