Dental Implant FAQs
Implant Dentistry & Dental Implants Los Algodones– Frequently Asked Questions
The loss of even a single tooth can have a serious impact on a person's ability to chew properly, and it can result in a lack of confidence in one's appearance. Many of our patients who previously suffered from gaps in their smile have found that replacement teeth anchored to dental implants provide many advantages over dentures, including increased long-term durability, hassle-free maintenance, and improved bone retention.
Below are answers to dental implant FAQs: questions about the procedure and implant dentistry our patients from Yuma, Arizona and Palm Springs often ask. If you are considering tooth replacement at Dental Implant Center and have questions not addressed below, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jose Valenzuela and find out how we can help you look and feel better.
Am I a candidate for implant dentistry?
Many factors can affect whether you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. When you visit our clinic near Palm Springs, California and Yuma, Arizona, Dr. Jose Valenzuela will thoroughly evaluate your tooth replacement options. It is particularly important that a patient has retained enough bone to properly support the implant; however, many patients who have been told they do not have enough bone material to retain dental implants in the past are now candidates for treatment with mini dental implants. Patients who suffer from uncontrolled diabetes, certain blood and bone disorders, or bone marrow cancer may not be candidates for implant dentistry.
How long does dental implant treatment take?
Treatment time for dental implants varies widely depending on the particulars of each case. Typically the entire process takes between five months and two years to complete. During your initial evaluation, Dr. Valenzuela will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.
Is dental implant treatment painful?
In most cases, the placement of dental implants causes only minor discomfort; many patients are surprised at how little pain they experience during treatment. We offer advanced conscious sedation options for patients receiving implant dentistry treatment at our clinic near Palm Springs and Yuma, Arizona. Dr. Valenzuela will ensure your tooth replacement treatment will be as comfortable, relaxing, and pain free as possible. After the initial implant placement surgery, most patients are able to return to their usual daily activities within one day and require only mild pain medication.
Are dental implants difficult to maintain?
Dental implants are exceptionally easy to maintain. Once your replacement teeth are anchored to your new implants, simply care for them as you would properly care for your natural teeth, including regular brushing and flossing along with regular dental visits during which your implants will be examined and professionally cleaned. No extra steps will be required to maintain your new, healthy smile.
Serving Yuma, Arizona and Palm Springs — Contact Us for Tooth Replacement Solutions
Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Jose Valenzuela if you are considering dental implants or if you have any unanswered questions about implant dentistry. Serving Yuma, Arizona and Palm Springs with advanced tooth replacement and cosmetic dentistry solutions that restore dental health and beauty, Dr. Valenzuela and his staff at Dental Implant Center look forward to helping you attain the smile of your dreams.