Many of us avoid going to the doctor as much as possible because of the fear of what they might find. This can also be said for the dentist because no one enjoys hearing they have dental problems; however, ignorance is not bliss, especially when that ignorance comes with major tooth pain. That moment where the possibility of dental implants becomes a reality may cause you concern, but worrying about potential complications is not necessary. Studies have shown that dental implants have a miraculously low failure rate. Dr. Raanan will be able to give you more insight into why concerns are unwarranted, and how knowledge about the process will bring you comfort.
Is Dental Implant Surgery Painful?
Luckily for us, we live in the 21st century where modern medicine is the best it has ever been. If you lived in the 1700’s, this might be cause for concern, but you are fortunate to live in a time where surgeries are virtually painless. Using local anesthesia, and possibly sedation, pain is mitigated to the point of almost nothing. There may be some discomfort, but most patients are surprised by how painless the procedure is. Also, the recovery time is not very long, and basic over the counter pain relievers will do the trick to make sure you are in no pain. For most patients, the pain subsides within three days of the surgery, and after a week, you will have forgotten all about any slight discomfort you may have had. Although pain is a valid fear, it isn’t something you need to worry about when undergoing a dental implant. Talk to Dr. Raanan about the procedure and how to best mitigate any fears of pain or discomfort.
What About The Possibility Of Infection?
Infection is a possibility in almost any surgery, but rarely ever becomes a problem. Infection is rare because doctors and dentists will prescribe antibiotics and antibacterial rinses and creams to help your body combat this unwanted possibility. If you follow your doctor’s instructions, and use the tools provided to you, there is no real concern about infection because you will have a strong defense against it.
Will Your Body Reject The Implants?
The idea of a foreign object becoming a part of your body may seem a bit off putting, and many patients have a concern about how their body will react to the metal implants being installed. Again, we are lucky to live in a time where much research and many studies have been done over a vast amount of years on these types of procedures, and the best materials and practices have been perfected. Dental implants use titanium because it has proven to be safest in the medical field, and history has shown us that there are very few adverse reactions.
Will Anyone Be Able To Tell My Teeth Are Implants?
Our appearance has a huge correlation to our self-confidence, and this is a major social anxiety for many patients that are undergoing a dental implant surgery. Fortunately, the procedure has advanced to the point that specific colors, shapes, and sizes can be elected to best fit your mouth, and give you the most natural look possible. The reason that this procedure is one of the most popular to replace teeth is because of how natural the implants appear. Unless your friends are dentists who continually poke around in your mouth, no one will be able to tell that you have dental implants.
Is The Maintenance Intense?
You may worry that having dental implants may necessitate a crazy maintenance routine to ensure they stay clean and healthy. As long as you brush and floss regularly, as you would real teeth, they will stay clean and healthy, and no inconvenient program is required. If you are interested in dental implants, and learning more about why you shouldn’t be concerned, contact Dr. Raanan and talk with him about it today!