Will it hurt?
Most dental implant procedures involve less discomfort than a tooth extraction. When we see patients for follow-up visits, most of them tell us how surprised they were with how little discomfort they had! (TRUE!) Our office is equipped with doctors and a staff trained to safely provide conventional methods of anaesthesia as well as a variety of intravenous sedation anaesthesia options. Operative procedures will seem both pleasant and brief when effective local and IV anaesthesia is chosen.
Implant treatments range from the immediate replacement of an extracted tooth to over six months when jaw surgery and bone grafting is needed. The average treatment is three to six months. Most of the time required to complete implant treatment is taken up just waiting for the bone to fuse completely with the implant. This usually takes a few months and goes on below the gum line without any feeling or awareness. In more complex cases treatment may be longer.