If you have decided on dental implants, congratulations. Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. With this system, you are not only getting a new tooth but a new tooth root as well.
Your implant dentist in Medina, OH wants you to have a healthy and attractive smile, which is why we offer tooth replacement options in Medina, including quality dental implants.
As you await your surgery, however, you may be wondering what it will be like, or what you should expect.
What to Expect
Before implant surgery, and before you decide on dental implants, a consultation with your dentist is in order. Your dentist examines your mouth to make sure implants are a safe and viable option. Considerations include the state of your jawbone and position of your upper sinus. In some cases, you’ll need pre-treatments to bring you into candidacy for dental implants.
If you are found to be a good candidate for dental implants, we schedule your treatment.
Dental implant placement is not complex or painful. Your dentist numbs the area and surgically implants a thin screw made of durable titanium. The titanium integrates with your jawbone over a period of months. When bonding is complete, your dentist attaches a replacement tooth—a dental crown—to the implant.
The process is not painful, but you may experience soreness for a few days following the placement of your dental implants. Your dentist recommends a pain reliever to see you through—typically, ibuprofen or acetaminophen.
After we place your crown, you simply brush and floss twice each day and come into our dental office for checkups and teeth cleanings on schedule. No other maintenance required!
For Dental Implant Surgery in Medina, Contact Our Dental Office
If you’ve made the decision to get dental implants, or if you have additional questions about the process, a member of our team is here to chat with you today.