Getting a dental implant can be an exciting event! You’re taking a step that contributes to a healthier smile that looks more attractive and functions like a natural tooth.
Our periodontist routinely performs the implant placement procedure under local anesthesia so you can drive yourself home. If you are getting a single implant, you should expect your visit to last about an hour, with additional time needed for multiple implants.
Does getting a dental implant hurt?
Dental implant placement is not painful. First, it’s an efficient procedure because Dr. Hsu uses 3-D digital imaging to plan precisely where and how to position the implant.
Also, we will numb the area in which we’re placing the implant so that you won’t feel anything except some mild pressure. After implant placement, most patients typically experience only minimal discomfort for a few days. Instead of brushing, Dr. Hsu will prescribe a mouth rinse that you will use to keep the tooth clean.
How long will it take for my implant to heal?
We will schedule you for follow-up visits at our Temple City dental office at two weeks, one month, and 3-6 months after implant placement. At the 3-6 month visit, Dr. Hsu performs a quick test to verify that your implant has integrated into bone and has the stability needed for restoration by your dentist.
If you would like more information about getting a dental implant, please call Smile Again Periodontics, and we’ll be happy to help you!