When people are weighing whether or not to get dental implants, many wonder how comfortable they really are. By that they might be referring to whether or not the procedure is painful, but they also could be referring to whether the implants feel comfortable and natural in their mouth once the procedure is complete. You have questions, we have answers. Let’s dive in!
The Dental Implant Procedure
To give you the short answer to ease your concerns: Getting dental implants should not hurt. Yes, it involves surgery, and it requires placing the implant into your jaw, but thanks to modern dentistry’s gifts of things like local anesthetic and dental sedation, you shouldn’t experience any pain during this. It’s like with root canal therapy as well; many people are worried about the pain that might come with the procedure, but the risks that can occur by not taking care of your smile are what can really cause you pain.
Post-Dental Implant Procedure
Once the dental implant has been placed and the anesthetic has worn off, it’s not a given but it is normal to feel a little bit of discomfort. As long as you follow your dentist’s recommendations for what to do and not do after the procedure, any discomfort should go away in a few days and should be entirely manageable with something like an over-the-counter pain medication.
Your New Smile
One of the many benefits of dental implants is how natural they feel as part of your smile. You can eat like normal with them, you can brush and clean them like normal. Basically, having a dental implant shouldn’t feel much different from how your other teeth feel.
If there’s anything else you’re wondering about dental implants that has you on the fence about whether to get the treatment or not, don’t hesitate to ask us. The River Vista Dentistry team would be more than happy to offer their professional recommendations to guide your smile journey. Call or email us today to set up a consultation or an appointment!