Before you have any dental procedure, you should always trust you can ask your dentist the real questions. Your dentist works with dental implant patients every single day. At Rockville Dental Arts, Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz knows just how important it is to not only take care of your teeth, but to help you do so by answering the questions you need answers to so you can move forward with long term dental health.
Do you have important questions? Do some of them feel silly? Our entire dental team understands that dental implants aren’t what you do every day, and we are here and ready to tell you more about the work we are passionate about doing for our patients. Do you want to know what to expect after your procedure? Do dental implants hurt? How long do dental implants last? Will people know I have dental implants?
Whatever your questions are, we’re here for you. Our website, including this post, is full of helpful information to get you started, but remember you can contact our Rockville Dental Arts office here in Rockville, MD at any time.
Will People Know I Have Dental Implants?
Your dental implants will look like your natural teeth. You will care for them in the same way. This means that you won’t have to think about having a dental implant every day, because it will be just like your natural teeth. If you barely have to think about it, there’s no need for anyone else to know unless you tell them.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss.
You will need to care for your implants as you would your natural teeth. When asked, “how long do dental implants last?”, we always have to answer with an important reminder that dental implants were designed to be similar to your natural teeth. It will be important to practice excellent oral hygiene. Your dental implants will require being brushed twice daily, flossed once a day, and maintained with regular dentist visits for examinations and cleanings once every six months.
How long do dental implants last for smokers and people who drink a lot of coffee? In this case, patients may have a more difficult time maintaining the coloring of their dental crowns in the long term. You can always talk to your dentist and work with them to keep your dental implant in the best shape possible so it can last a lifetime.
How long do dental implants last when they are well cared for? They are designed to last for over twenty-five years or more. They are meant to be a permanent solution for tooth loss. Take excellent care of your dental implant with the help of your professional dentist, and your smile will be in good hands for the long term.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
If you are ever worried about pain during any dental procedure, make sure to ask your dentist right away. There is no need to sit in the dentist office in fear. If you have concerns, please speak up.
Do dental implants hurt during the procedure? At Rockville Dental Arts, we use the best anesthetics available so our procedures are pain free. We want you to have a comfortable experience and be happy with your dental work.
Do dental implants hurt after the anesthetics wear off? You may have some mild tenderness or swelling in your gums. Our patients do not report having to do more than take a couple Advil during their recovery. You will need to take antibiotics, which we will prescribe not for the pain but so that you avoid infection during your recovery.
Pain After Dental Implant
You should not experience pain for more than a few days after having a dental implant. Dental implant surgery recovery is generally very easy. Most patients report minimal to no pain for up to 2 days after implant surgery. If you have significant swelling after dental implant surgery then something may be wrong. Be sure to take your antibiotics as directed to reduce the chance of infection. Swelling could also be a sign of dental implant rejection.
If you have throbbing pain after dental implant procedure then you will want to take pain medication. 800mg of Ibuprofen every 8 hours will do wonders for mouth pain. The dental implant recovery should only take a day or two. If you have pain after a few days then it’s probably time to contact your implant dentist and get checked out.
Ask Our Dental Team Anything
There are no silly questions when it comes to your dental health. Do dental implants hurt? How long do dental implants last? These are questions we want to make sure our patients have thorough answers to that make them feel safe and confident before they go in for their procedures.
If you have any further questions about your dental implants or anything else with your dental health, please contact our Rockville Dental Arts office today! We can help answer your questions on any part of the dental implant process or schedule an appointment for you to come in.