Frequent Asked Questions
For all of us at Riverside Dental Center, our goal is make sure that every patient has the healthy smile of their dreams. A popular method in bringing this dream smile to life is through dental implant restorations. To better serve our amazing community here in Loves Park and Rockford, IL, we’ve put together these answers to frequently asked questions about the Dental Implant Procedure.
IS THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
With our expertly trained team, the Dental Implant procedure has minimal to no pain. While placing to your dental implant fixture, an anesthetic is applied which ensures a pain-free surgery. After the dental implant fixture is secure, any momentary discomfort you may feel will be treatable using over-the-counter pain medication.
CAN MY CHILD GET DENTAL IMPLANTS?
With younger patients tending to be in a continued state of growth and change it is advised that they should wait until the jawbone has stabilized.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO REPLACE A PREVIOUS TOOTH RESTORATION WITH IMPLANTS?
Every smile is different and the big factor in this case is the strength of your jawbone which can be affected by previous procedures.
WILL I HAVE TO REMOVE MY DENTAL IMPLANT TO EAT OR FOR ANY OTHER REASON?
Once your dental implant fixture has properly osseointegrated to your jawbone, it will stay permanently locked in place. At this point, you will not need to remove your implant for any reason.
ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS EXPENSIVE?
Dental implants may cost more than other tooth restoration treatments, however dental implants are likely to end up costing the patient less in the long run. Other restoration treatments, such as dental bridges and dentures, tend to last around seven years before needing replacement while Dental Implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
HOW CAN I SCHEDULE MY DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION?
Our wonderful team here at Riverside Dental Center is happy to answer your questions. Please give us a call to schedule your consultation.