Dental Implant FAQ

As the golden standard for tooth replacement these days, dental implants are as close as it gets to natural teeth, both functionally and aesthetically. Implant teeth help preserve facial structures and prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are lost. Implants are placed inside the bone, preserving the integrity and contour of the jaw and preventing bone resorption. This also preserves the health of the adjacent teeth and gum tissues, allowing you to feel and look as if you have your natural teeth.

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants have revolutionized the way we replace missing teeth. We insert a titanium screw into your jaw which then fuses with the bone to ensure stability and durability. We then place an abutment on the implant which will serve to hold the crown in place. The crown is the part of the artificial tooth that is visible above the gumline.

Is a dental implant painful?

Your safety and comfort is our primary concern. Any discomfort associated with implants is similar to regular bone grafting procedures, and Dr. Szutz sufficiently anesthetizes you before surgery, so you won’t feel a thing. You may experience some degree of bruising, but most of our patients are surprised by how easy their recovery is. Any mild pain can be easily managed with over the counter pain medications, like Ibuprofen and Tylenol.

Are dental implants permanent?

Implants are made of titanium which is biocompatible with bone and fully integrates with the jaw through a process called osseointegration. The fusion of bone and metal provides a solid attachment which enables completely natural eating, chewing, and biting.

Can dental implants be done in one day?

Same-day dental implants allow you to walk out the door with a new set of teeth in one visit. First, it’s important you come in for a consultation in which we get a clear picture of your current health, gathering imaging, and your medical and dental histories. We sketch out a treatment plan with you that is tailored to your needs and concerns, and then we schedule your same-day dental implant procedure. During the surgery, we’ll place temporary crowns that will protect your teeth and allow you to eat and speak comfortably. You’ll return for permanent crowns once complete healing has taken place.

Teeth in a Day

We are proud to provide Teeth in a Day, a life-changing procedure for patients missing all or most of their teeth. This innovative treatment involves attaching a full arch prosthesis to your jaw with only four dental implants in one surgery. A trusted, efficient, and economical alternative to traditional dentures, Teeth in a Day has been successfully performed on thousands of patients for decades.