Dental implants are often recommended to patients who have significant tooth damage for their natural appearance, durability, and comfort. Modern dental implant procedures involve surgically placing a titanium post into the jawbone and allowing new cells to bond to the post over time for even greater stability.
Dr. Eric Friedman and Dr. Boris Friedman are both experts who can assess your condition and devise a plan for dental implants that will look and feel natural. While the process of receiving dental implants may seem intimidating, it is considered a routine surgery with minimal discomfort and a short recovery time in most cases. Here are three reasons dental implant surgery is not a worrisome prospect.
1. Precise Planning
Before any surgical procedure begins, Dr. Friedman may use X-rays and CT scans to perform a complete assessment of your teeth and gums to determine the best course of treatment. Every step of the implant surgery is planned beforehand, including exactly where the implants will be placed and where the incisions will be.
2. Local Anesthesia
While dental implant surgery may seem like an involved procedure, it is actually less invasive than a tooth extraction. Most healthy patients can complete dental implant placement under local anesthesia. Overly anxious patients may benefit from an additional sedative or anti-anxiety medication.
3. Minimal Postoperative Discomfort
Thanks to modern implantation techniques and detailed preliminary planning, the actual surgical process is only minimally disruptive to healthy tissues. In most cases, Dr. Friedman will close the incisions with self-absorbing sutures, and patients can find adequate pain relief with over-the-counter NSAID medications.
If you have experienced tooth damage or loss, dental implants can restore your smile and make eating and speaking comfortable again. Drs. Friedman and Friedman use the most advanced technology available to make sure the implantation surgery is as comfortable as possible. Contact our office today for a consultation to learn how minimally-invasive dental implant surgery can improve your quality of life.