Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? If you’re interested in dental implant treatment but have questions about implant cost, implant pain, or implant treatment in general, we can help. We provide dental implants for patients in Fullerton, CA, and welcome patient questions about their restorative care. Here, we will review some of the most common questions that patients have about implant treatment.
Q&A: Dental Implants in Fullerton, CA
Learn more about implants with answers to these popular patient questions:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Look and feel natural
- Improve bite function
- Provide permanent results
- Support healthy bone tissue
How much are dental implants?
The costs of implant treatment will vary from patient to patient.
Many factors go into implant cost:
- Implant type
- Number of implants used
- Restoration type (crowns, bridges, dentures)
- Type of sedation
Patients who require bone grafting services or additional services to ensure their implants are healthy will require more time and an increased cost. After an examination and a consultation, we can give an estimate of the cost of your implant treatment.
How long is dental implant treatment?
The implant treatment itself can take one to two hours, depending on how many implants are required to support dental crowns, bridges, or dentures.
However, it can take three to six months for the implants to heal. Over this time period, the implant posts fuse with the jaw bone tissue to create a stable foundation for false teeth.
Can I replace all of my teeth with dental implants?
We can provide implant-secured dentures. We can secure a full tooth arch with four or more dental implants, although the implant posts themselves will not replace every single tooth. The dentures will restore the appearance of each tooth with false teeth.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
Patients are under anesthesia and sedation during implant surgery, so they will not feel any pain. For the first 48 hours following implant surgery, you may feel discomfort or sensitivity. After treatment, we recommend over-the-counter pain medications.
How do you sleep after dental implant treatment?
We do not recommend that patients sleep on their stomachs following implant treatment. Instead, patients can sleep on their backs with their heads elevated.
How do dental implants fail?
Implants often fail if patients develop an infection around the implant. Known as peri-implantitis, this infection can loosen the implant and cause pain around the implant. Other signs of implant failure can include gum recession, difficulty eating, and swollen gums.
Do dental implants impact MRI machines?
No, your dental implants should not impact your MRI reading. Implants are made of titanium or titanium alloys and do not contain iron, which means they cannot be magnetized.
Are you interested in dental implants? Do you have any more questions about implant treatment? Call Fullerton Craft Smiles Dental for treatment today at (714) 888-7008. Feel free to schedule a dental appointment with us on our website.