What You Need to Know About Dental Implants
If you are getting an implant treatment, you might be wondering what you need to know about dental implants. There are a few things you should know before you walk in to get your treatment to ease your mind. Here are a few of those things.
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants | What They’re Made Of
The majority of dental implants nowadays are usually made of some sort of titanium. There are other options where they can be made from other substances, depending on the case at hand, but the majority of implants used at Teach Dental Group will be made of titanium, which is a very biocompatible substance. What biocompatible means is the body has a very slim or very low-risk chance of having any sort of anaphylactic or allergic response to the material.
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What You Need to Know About Dental Implants | If They’re Painful
I had a patient come in the other day inquiring about a dental implant, and she’s had some prior dental history issues with extractions, infection, post-operative pain and issues that have kind of put her aside from doing any kind of surgical procedure. I tried to reiterate to her, with confidence, that unfortunately I wasn’t there to handle her previous dental situation, and I felt sorry for her that she had issues with pain with prior procedures. I tried to reiterate and I tried to talk to her about how simple and how non-invasive an actual implant being placed into a patient can really be.
Again, a lot of times if you’re interested in a dental implant or want to come to the office, we can discuss all the risks, the benefits, any questions that you might have, just so you have a solid foundation and idea of what actually is going to happen. A lot of medications that we use to deal with any kind of post-operative pain can be easily managed with over-the-counter medications that are used to take care of normal headaches. If a certain situation might require a stronger medication, those issues will be addressed for those specific circumstances.
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants | If They’re Safe
I can reiterate, with 100% confidence, that it is a very safe procedure, much like many normal dental procedures that people come into the office and see me for. Whether it’s fillings, crowns, bridges, even surgical extractions, implants kind of fall in the same category of these normal procedures that take place. They’re not done in a hospital setting; they’re done right here in the office and that is one of the other reasons to just try to reiterate to the patient that this is a safe procedure and all the risk, benefits and questions that patients have about the safety of implants will be thoroughly discussed prior to beginning any treatment.
What You Need to Know About Dental Implants | Their FDA Approval
All implants that are going to be used at this practice are FDA approved, and have gone through rigorous amounts of scientific control study to be used in the human body. A lot of times, the only issue that can really happen with certain implants are failures, but these are things that can be discussed during the times of treatment planning, to know if you’re a good candidate to receive a dental implant. Please call our Buffalo dentist office today for a free consultation.