Most patients report that the implant procedure itself is not painful. The placement of the implants involves making a small incision in the gums and then inserting the implants into the jawbone. This part of the procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, so you should not feel any pain during this part of the procedure.
Yes, like natural teeth, dental implants will need to be brushed and flossed on a daily basis in order to keep them clean and free of plaque and bacteria. In addition, it is important to visit your dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings so that any problems can be detected and treated early on.
No, dental implants are not the same as dentures. Dentures are false teeth that are held in place by suction or adhesive and can be removed at any time. Dental implants, on the other hand, are titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone and allowed to fuse with the bone over time.
No, dental implants are not done in a single appointment. The implant procedure itself is typically done in one appointment, but there is a consultation phase and an additional appointment for custom fitting your implants.
Zygomatic implants are a type of implant that is used in patients who have lost all of their teeth in the upper arch. Unlike traditional implants, which are placed in the lower jawbone, zygomatic implants are placed in the cheekbone.
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