Dental Implants: Not As Scary As They Sound

Written by Nancy

Dental procedures are wrongly notorious for being painful and this is why bigger procedures such as root canals, dental implants and surgical procedures can cause panic in the minds of the patients, sometimes leading to them ignoring the issue until it’s too far-gone.

Here, we address a very popular procedure: dental implants. Have some concerns regarding implants? Here are some common misconceptions we attempt to clear:

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

We have always found our patients to express that the procedure was much easier than what they had anticipated. With technology today, dental implants are virtually painless, with patients receiving local anesthesia.

The truth is that a lot of times the pain depends on other factors such as the level of your procedure (whether it is complex or easy) and how far the situation has progressed. It also depends on how quickly you heal—for example some patients with diabetes may take longer to heal from the surgery. Lastly, the expertise of your dentist plays a role in how much pain you go through during a procedure.

Even if you experience discomfort after the surgery, over the counter medication and painkillers always help.

Are Dental Implants Expensive?

Let’s compare dental bridges that you need if you don’t get a dental implant. That’s the thing about dental health. What you ignore today could cost you a lot tomorrow.

Dental Implants are a one-time procedure and cost less compared to dental bridges which need replacements.

Do Dental Implants take Long?

Dental implants may take a few months. That being said, they provide a long term and permanent solution to missing teeth.

It can take longer if done with some other procedure but it is usually a small compensation and your doctor can easily hide the gap in the healing time with false teeth.

If you still have some questions, feel free to call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Lavi, who has an experience of over 15 years in dentistry.  She can clear any misconceptions you may have and suggest a suitable treatment in a comfortable environment at Waterfront Family Dentistry for your needs.

We provide a range of services such as dental implants, root canals and extraction services in Frisco, TX. So get it touch today or visit our website to book your appointment to find out whether you are a suitable candidate for dental implants!

About the author



I’m Nancy and no, I didn’t always look like I do in that picture on the right. My foray into health and fitness began as a brace-faced, 16 year-old who was too afraid to wear a two-piece at the beach because I felt my body paled in comparison to my much more toned friends.

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