Arcadia Dentistry
Matthew Milana, D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

How can we help you?

We love to answer any questions our patients may have about cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, sleep apnea treatment, or any other of the dental services we offer in Phoenix, AZ.

At Arcadia Dentistry, patient education is a priority to us. Informed patients are less anxious regarding dental procedures and are active participants in their oral health. Please feel free to contact us and let us know if you have any questions that are not addressed below. 

 

Dental Implants

No matter your current oral condition, almost anybody can be a candidate for dental implants to restore missing teeth. 

If you have one or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may be the best tooth-replacement option for you. The implant anchors to your jaw bone and starts acting like a tooth root. Dental implants are an attractive and functional tooth restoration. 

Who Is a Good Implant Candidate?

Using our digital x-ray, we can determine if you have enough bone structure to support a dental implant placement. If Dr. Milana finds that you need more bone structure to support the dental implant, he may recommend bone grafting therapy to support the implant. We will go over all your dental options with you in order to restore permanent dental health and tooth function. 

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation!

If you have a missing tooth that shows when you smile, we can discuss your candidacy for a dental implant. Call our Phoenix dental office today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Milana. Together we can create a smile treatment plan to reach your specific smile goals!

Do you have one or more missing teeth and are considering restoring them? Aside from the obvious impact of how a gap in your smile appears to others, there are also oral health concerns that are tied to missing a tooth. 

One of the most popular treatments for filling the gap remains dental implants. They are durable, reliable, and permanent—three great traits if you're ready to invest in your smile. 

Unlike dental bridges and dentures which sit above the gum line, dental implants in Arcadia, AZ fuse to your jaw bone and act like a tooth root. After the surgery, the healing process might take several months, after which patients can feel secure knowing their dental prosthetic will never shift or fall out. 

Your dentist in Arcadia, AZ can help determine if dental implants are the right option for you.

Will the Dental Implant Process Hurt?

Dr. Matthew Milana and his entire dental team work hard to create a warm and welcoming environment for patients. We always administer a local anesthetic to the site to numb the area, ensuring that patients never feel anything throughout the procedure. 

The only time that could potentially be uncomfortable is right after the surgery, which is typical for any surgical procedure. Your dentist in Camelback East can prescribe any necessary pain medication or recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever to help patients feel relaxed.

The Healing Process

Once the anesthesia wears off, patients might take a pain reliever if there is any pain. 

  • Do not use straws for 24 hours after the surgery
  • There will be minor swelling for the next few days
  • The day after the procedure, rinse your mouth with salt water several times a day
  • Avoid hot food or beverages for 48 hours
  • Stick to a liquid diet for up to 48 hours
  • Avoid smoking—smoking can hinder healing
  • Use over-the-counter medication for discomfort

Call to Schedule Your Appointment

Through anesthesia and sedation dentistry, patients will never feel any pain or discomfort. If you are interested in restoring your missing teeth, give our Phoenix, AZ dental office a call today.

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