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Having decided on replacing the teeth you lost some time ago from your mouth and chosen dental implants as the best option for the replacements you would have researched the subject to understand what can be expected before the procedure. The information gathered would have told you everything about the pain, the expense, and the multiple visits you would have to make to the dentist’s office. Unfortunately, no information would have been provided to you about the dental Surgeon you have contacted for the procedure.

Inserting dental implants into your jawbone is not a child’s play and requires attention from a dental surgeon experienced in implant dentistry. Therefore it would be essential for you to search for a dental surgeon who is not only qualified but is also experienced at putting you at ease. You must be comfortable working with him or her for the duration of the procedure which can be a few months.

What Can You Expect from the Dental Surgeon?

Qualifications and experience apart the dental Surgeon must be capable of offering you comprehensive services to ensure you get everything you need. The location of the surgeon’s office must be convenient with a staff that will make you and your family feel welcome. The office must be equipped with advanced technology to make it one of the leading offices in town. The dental care you receive must be out of the ordinary regardless of whether you are getting orthodontics, dental implants or any other treatment that you need. It is imperative that you understand you will be visiting the office frequently over the next few months and therefore it must also have a comfortable environment. You should only book an appointment with the surgeon if he or she can satisfy the requirements mentioned above.

The Dental Implant Procedure

The surgeon will begin by taking x-rays and a 3D scan to determine the condition of the jawbone and your gums. This is to identify any issues which may be prevailing in your mouth. If you need to have a tooth extracted it will be done at the same time as the implant insertion. The surgeon will explain the type of anesthesia that will be used on you but in most cases, it is just local anesthesia that will ensure a pain-free procedure. You will, however, receive advice not to smoke or drink through a straw for the next 24 hours.

After the extraction is completed the surgeon will drill a hole into your jawbone. It will be similar to having a filling in a cavity. An incision may be needed in some cases to expose the bone. You, however, need not worry because the incision will be stitched after the procedure. A bone graft may also be recommended depending on the condition of your jawbone. It is a minor part of the implant process where artificial bone materials will be used during the bone graft. You can expect this appointment to last for about a couple of hours. You will, however, be fine to drive back home and continue with your daily routine after the procedure. You will be advised on a diet of soft foods for about a week.

Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

You are likely to feel any pain during the procedure apart from the pressure of the drill and some poking around by the surgeon. After the anesthesia has worn off you will feel as though something is wrong with your mouth but most people confirm it as a minor discomfort rather than pain. You will not encounter any problems going through with your daily routine after the procedure. The dental team at Marietta, GA, would have provided you all the information about how you can carry on with your daily activities after the implant is inserted.

Healthcare practitioners are required to educate you about what you can expect before getting dental implants as well as after. Therefore, you must be prepared to take notes during the initial consultations to understand everything about the implant procedure. If you are visiting Engineered Smiles you can confidently ask the questions you have in your mind and expect answers that will satisfy you. Collecting the information you need is your job and the only way you can understand everything is by asking questions which the dental office will be happy to answer.

Getting a dental implant is not just about having the placement inserted into your jaw. You need to understand how to care for the implant, what is the duration of the treatment, and any other information before you agree to the procedure. It is the best way to understand what you can expect before getting dental implants.

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    670 Johnson Ferry Rd
    Marietta, GA 30068

    (678) 801-6700

    (678) 903-2428

    Opening hours:

    Monday: 9AM - 6PM
    Tuesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Wednesday: 8AM - 5PM
    Thursday: 8AM - 3PM
    Friday - Sunday: Closed