Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?
Posted on September 22, 2016 in Dental Implants
With unmatched stability, no-hassle maintenance, and natural-looking results, dental implants are our most popular method for replacing a missing teeth. During the first stage of the procedure, a titanium post is placed in the jaw bone, serving as the root for the porcelain crown that forms the visible part of the tooth. Over the course of a few months, the titanium post will fuse to the jawbone, providing unparalleled stability.
To help ensure patient safety and comfort during this procedure, Dr. Michael Kosdon works very closely with a trusted oral surgeon. The position of the post is carefully planned and positioned for a precise fit, and a local anesthetic or IV sedation is used to maximize your comfort. The implant placement itself typically only lasts a few minutes and most patients feel absolutely nothing. Afterward, an oral medication can be taken to easily manage any discomfort, though many patients do not need this medication after a few hours. Most patients return to work and their normal daily activities the following day. To learn more about the dental implant procedure, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon today.