Dental Implant FAQs
Do dental implants hurt?
No. Dental implant placement is done under anesthesia, making it a pain-free procedure. However, you may have some soreness following surgery for a day or two.
When will I have my permanent tooth?
On the day of surgery, you may be sent home with a temporary tooth while the implant heals. Your permanent crown will be placed 3-12 months after the dental implant is placed.
Do I need bone grafting?
Many patients do require bone grafting prior to having a dental implant placed, but everyone is different. Your oral surgeon will determine your need for bone grafting during the consultation and exam phase.
How do I care for my dental implant?
Caring for dental implants is just like caring for a natural tooth: brush twice and floss once daily.