Is it Safe to Get a Dental Implant?
Yes, it is safe to receive a dental implant. Research has revealed specific metals that most individuals can safely tolerate and that easily fuse with the jawbone. However, we realize that some patients may have metal allergies, and Dentist of Long Beach will be happy to review your dental implant options with you if this is the case.
Is Getting a Dental Implant Painful?
At Dentist of Long Beach, we use anesthesia to comfortably sedate our patients. After the dental implant surgery is complete, some pain and soreness may be experienced, as well as some slight swelling. However, ice packs can help reduce any swelling, and over-the-counter medications can help manage any inflammation or pain.
How Soon Will I Recover from Getting a Dental Implant?
Most patients report that any soreness or pain typically subsides within one to two weeks after their dental implant surgery. However, it is important to remember that the implant needs time to integrate with the jawbone, and this process may take anywhere from six to eight months on average.