The Most Commonly Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Interested in dental implants in Rochelle Park? Before you book a consultation, check out the answers to the six most common questions about dental implants. 

Read through them to find out everything you need to know about the procedure and whether it’s the right solution for you.

1. Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Yes, dental implants are a permanent tooth replacement procedure. Though the dental crown can sustain wear and tear over the years and need replacing, the other two components (the metal post and abutment) rarely need changing. 

This only happens in cases of trauma to the mouth, which damages these elements.

2. Do Dental Implants Hurt?

Dental implant surgery doesn’t hurt at all. You’ll be under local anesthesia and even sedation if necessary. You can experience some pain once these wear off, but the discomfort usually goes away in a few days.

3. Does It Really Take Six Months to Heal from Implant Surgery?

The healing timeline can vary from patient to patient, but yes, it takes an average of six months to fully heal from implant surgery.

Once the metal post is implanted into the jawbone, your body enters a process called osseointegration. During it, all the tissues (bone and gums) heal and fuse to the implant. This keeps the post firmly in place, just like a natural tooth root.

You can prevent any delays in healing by:

  • Not smoking
  • Chewing on the other side of the mouth
  • Not disturbing the implant side
  • Skipping the gym a few days after your surgery, etc. 
  • Following your dentist’s recommendations

4. Are Dental Implants Good for Your Oral Health?

Dental implants function just like natural teeth. They help the rest of your teeth keep their position and prevent changes in alignment. Also, implants can stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and supporting your overall oral health.

5. What’s the Dental Implant Failure Rate?

Dental implants only have a 3% failure rate. Dentists carefully screen patients beforehand and look at bone and gum health, possible titanium allergies, underlying medical conditions, and more.

6. Is It Hard to Care for Dental Implants?

Once you heal from your implant surgery and get the abutment and crown, the dental implant is just like a natural tooth, so it doesn’t require any special maintenance.

You take care of it just like you take care of your natural teeth.

  • Daily brushing and flossing
  • Using a soft-bristled toothbrush and cleaning all corners of the mouth carefully (including the tongue and inside of your cheeks),
  • Cutting back on sweets and hard foods
  • Eating more fresh vegetables and fruits, etc.

Dental Implants at Rochelle Dental

Find out if dental implants are right for you by seeing Dr. Viccaro or Dr. Lo for a short consultation.

To get started, you can request a visit to Rochelle Dental online.

Or feel free to call us at (201) 843-7474 for more information about our services.

Are you located in Paramus? We are a short drive away. Learn about what makes us stand out from other dentists in Paramus? 

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