Let’s say you’re in need of a tooth replacement and are considering a dental implant. Does the thought of oral surgery make you uncomfortable? Or maybe you’re concerned about the invasiveness of the procedure? We want to put your mind at ease by ensuring that dental implants aren’t scary at all. Here are some facts about dental implants to keep your anxiety in check.
Dental Implants Have a High Success Rate
Dental implants are a highly successful procedure with long-term effectiveness. The failure rate of a dental implant is only about 5%, meaning fewer complications than other tooth replacement technologies.
Overall Safety of Dental Implants
Dental implants have been used to replace teeth for decades. Dental implant surgery is more efficient and safer than ever before, making it a common procedure. Complications from dental implants are rare. Complications from dental implants that may occur are usually minor, and can be avoided with proper dental care and routine appointments.
You Must be a Good Candidate
To ensure the best possible outcome for a dental implant, your dental team will work with you to find out beforehand whether this solution is right for you. A prior consultation will include a dental examination and imagery services (X-Ray) to determine your unique candidacy.
Dental Implant Pain
One of the most common questions we get is regarding possible pain from dental implant surgery and recovery. We will apply local anesthesia before the procedure to ensure comfort. Additional anxiolysis (nitrous oxide) can be applied for additional comfort.
Each person’s experience is unique, but we commonly hear that the pain of getting dental implants is less than expected. Most people can return to their normal daily activities the next day following dental implant surgery.
Following a dental implant procedure, patients can sometimes experience swelling, minor bleeding, or bruising. The amount of pain patients experience post-surgery also varies, but it is usually well-managed with over-the-counter medications.
Like all medical procedures, dental implants do come with risks. We want you to know that dental implants remain a common and safe tooth replacement technology that has been relied on for decades. Feel free to contact us with additional questions and concerns. Our team will work with you to ensure you feel good about making the right decision for your oral health.