No Need to be Nervous About Dental Implant Surgery

you shouldn't be nervous about getting dental implants

If you’re considering implant surgery or have already scheduled it and feel nervous about the procedure, there’s no need to worry. Implant surgery is a routine dental procedure and with dental implants being one of the most popular and successful tooth replacement options, you can have confidence in your experienced restorative dentist. Dental implants can last a lifetime and have a natural appearance and as implant surgery causes temporary, minimal discomfort, they’re worth the investment. If you’re still nervous about undergoing implant surgery, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Precision planning

Implant surgery involves precision planning so the dentist can map out all the placement details before you even enter the office for the procedure. More involved dental implants sometimes require CT imaging or x-ray imaging to determine the exact implant placement and to help the dentist create a surgical guide to follow during the procedure. The details surgical guide shows the dentist where to make incisions that will form the channel to hold the dental implant. Experienced dental professionals have performed countless implant surgery procedures, perform them smoothly and know how to handle anything unexpected if it arises.

Local anesthesia

Implant surgery is actually an easier procedure than tooth extraction and usually only requires local anesthesia. Under the local anesthetic, the dentist numbs the implant site and surrounding tissues but you remain conscious. The dentist can tell you what he or she is doing during the procedure if you like so you know what’s going on. However, if you feel too anxious and afraid to undergo the procedure with just local anesthetic, the dentist can administer anti-anxiety medication or a sedative before starting.

Minimal post-op discomfort

With the pre-planned surgical guide the dentist uses and today’s innovative implantation techniques, dental implant patients experience minimal post-op discomfort. Dental implants require very little tissue disruption and the dentists stitches the incisions with self-absorbing sutures. More involved dental implant surgeries may need strong pain medications afterward but usually taking aspirin or ibuprofen is enough to alleviate any discomfort.

Fast healing

The site of dental implants heals quickly, which means any discomfort won’t last long. Implants have a 95-97% success rate and with traditional implants, you receive temporary prosthesis following the initial surgery and then permanent, life-like crowns within a few weeks. Immediate load implants work differently and give faster results in suitable patients, but the healing time can be just as fast.

The precise planning, minimal discomfort, fast healing, high success rate and lifetime longevity of dental implants make them a logical, safe choice for tooth replacement. At Chianese Dental, we believe in open communication with our patients and want you to feel comfortable during any dental procedure.

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