Undergoing a dental implant treatment can be a scary thing, especially when you don’t have the proper information about the surgery. To help put your mind of ease, Dr. Waltuch and the expert dental team at Advanced Implant Dentistry and Oral Restoration have created a list of frequently asked questions about the dental implant procedure. Continue, reading to find out other patients are asking about this procedure.
Q: Does the procedure hurt?
A: Minimal to zero discomfort is what most patients say about the treatment. Typically, the dentist that is performing your treatment will use a local anesthetic to numb your mouth before the treatment. This will allow you to not feel anything during your surgery.
Q: Will I be able to eat normally?
A: For the first few days after your operation, the dentist will have you follow a slightly altered diet from what you’re normally used to. This diet is implemented throughout the recovery stage. Once your implant has fully healed, you will no longer have any food restriction.
Q: Will my insurance pay for dental implants?
A: This answer depends on the type of insurance plan that you have. There are a lot of plans that cover dental implant treatments or at least a portion of the process. The treatment should be considered a medical necessity in order for your policy to cover your treatment.
Q: How long will my dental implants last?
A: Dental Implants are known to last a lifetime, in order for you to achieve this you will have to follow a proper dental hygiene routine and schedule regular dental checkup appointments. Since your implant and crown are meant to replicate your original natural teeth, you should care for them as such in order to keep them healthy as possible.
Q: How do I care for my dental implants?
A: Fortunately, caring for your dental implants at home doesn’t require the use of specialty tools or products. You should care for your Implants as if they are your original teeth, this means you should follow a structured dental hygiene routine like brushing and flossing once or twice a day.
Q: Will my dental implants match my natural teeth?
A: Absolutely, without question! Dental Implants are created to aesthetically and functionally mimic your original teeth.
More Information and questions: We hope that these select questions and there answers help you with your dental implant journey. For more information on our dental implant treatments, contact our offices in Cedarhurst, New York to schedule an appointment with Dr. Waltuch.