Here are a few of the most commonly asked questions about dental implants. If you have a specific question that is not answered below, please call our office and we will be happy to assist you. Read our dental implant FAQs about treatment in our Amherst, NY dental office on this page.
Dental Implant FAQs in Amherst, NY
Is the dental implant procedure painful?
Most of our patients say they are amazed at how comfortable they were during and after their treatment. Amherst dentist Dr. Karl Neuhaus is highly experienced in implant dentistry and offers sedation options for your complete comfort. They will discuss your personal concerns during a consultation so you will know and understand what to expect on the day of your procedure.
How long is the recovery time after the surgical procedure?
There is generally little to no discomfort following the dental implant surgery. Our dental office staff will call in any necessary prescriptions in advance to prevent swelling and discomfort. Most patients will need 3-6 months between phases to allow for complete healing of the gum tissue.
What can I eat after dental implant surgery?
We recommend a soft food diet for a few days to minimize discomfort and reduce the chance of infection.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Dental implants are not subject to decay but do require healthy supporting bone. Good oral health and regular dental cleaning/exam visits are required to prevent gum disease/bone loss to ensure long-term health and success.
How long do dental implants last?
Once the implant has integrated with your bone, it should last 30 years or more with good oral health and preventative care. The first dental implant placed more than forty years ago was still with the patient when he passed away in 2009.