When patients first start thinking about dental implants, they usually get excited. The idea of replacing a lost adult tooth with a lifelike artificial tooth may sound too good to be true. Rest assured, at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ, dental implants live up tot their reputations.
Then some patients hesitate. A dental implant involves oral surgery. Isn’t it going to be incredibly painful? Is it going through a procedure like that worth it?
In a word, yes.
Dental Implants and Pain
The idea of surgery can be intimidating, and we get that. As with so many things, thinking about it is worse than the procedure itself. For most patients the discomfort level is minimal, and many say getting an implant didn’t hurt at all.
Implant surgery is done on an outpatient basis, meaning you’ll be back at home when it’s over. It’s usually done in the office. Your jaw is thoroughly anesthetized and you may opt for sedation. But patients are usually able to leave the office on their own two feet.
At dental implant, in case you’re new to the subject, is a metal post (usually titanium) that is inserted into your jaw. It fuses with the bone to form a solid base for one or more artificial teeth. One implant can support a single artificial tooth, while several can support a dental bridge or full dental arch. They look and function like natural teeth.
Millions of Americans are already enjoying the benefits a dental implants. At Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ we offer single-tooth dental implants and implant-supported dentures. We’ve placed them in patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West, who appreciate our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!