Dental Implant FAQs

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Is the dental implant procedure painful?

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No, Dr. Choi administers anesthesia before performing the procedure. In the days immediately following the procedure, you can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medication and ice packs.

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How long does dental implant recovery take?

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Dental implants showing bone material with healthy teeth and one dental implant in McKinney TexasRecovery time varies according to where you are in the procedure, as implants typically require at least three visits. When you receive the implant, you may also require a bone graft or sinus lift and tooth extraction during the same visit. Your surgeon attaches the abutment and crown during subsequent visits.

The recovery period for each step in the procedure lasts a few days. During this time, your doctor may prescribe an antibiotic to guard against infection. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication help you control swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In addition, you’ll keep the area clean by gargling several times each day with a mixture of warm water and salt.

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Are dental implants dangerous?

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No, dental implants have proven safe and effective for over three decades. The implant is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium, because it integrates with your jawbone (called osseointegration) and creates a solid foundation for the prosthetic teeth. It is strong, secure, and even improves jawbone health.

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What happens if I don’t get dental implants?

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your face changes, resulting in a sunken appearance, which typically makes you look older than you are. Of course, missing teeth exacerbate this appearance.

Dental implants help stimulate your jawbone, halting that shrinkage and improving your appearance.

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