Here at Advanced Family Dentistry, we want to ensure that our patients are educated and informed about their treatments and procedures, and that includes answering their questions. But when it comes to dental implants, we understand that this treatment can bring up all sorts of inquiries. To help ease your anxiety or curiosity, we’ve listed the most common questions we’ve received below and have answered them for your convenience. Check it out below and let us know if you still have some questions!
In general, children and young teens are not recommended for dental implants, due to their bodily development. Their jaws and skulls are still growing in form and volume, so placing a dental implant could be risky. If your child or teen has lost a permanent/adult tooth, please schedule a consultation with us to discuss possible solutions. If they happen to be eligible for implants, it will be discussed with Dr. Taler at that time.
The best way to determine your readiness for implants is by asking us! It also makes more sense if you are already missing teeth or are at risk for losing teeth. There are certain criteria that Dr. Taler and our team search for to know if a candidate is ready, such as: number of teeth missing, jawbone volume, gum tissue support, oral disease, and more.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for that consultation with Dr. Taler, where you’ll have your oral health evaluated and have a comprehensive discussion on dental implants.
Not quite; immediately following surgery, you may experience soreness, light swelling, and some minor pain as you heal. At this time, it’s not recommended that you jump right into solid food, as it could impact the healing process of your implant and cause you more pain. Instead, stick to soft foods like yogurt, cheese, soups and stews, smoothies, and more. For more information on what is safe for you to eat, feel free to contact us.
No; not just anyone can place a dental implant for you. In fact, it’s best that you seek out an experienced provider such as Dr. Taler, with successful cases under his belt. Most patients agree that they would feel more comfortable with a dental implant provider who has received focused training from accredited institutions. Trust in Dr. Taler to provide you with viable dental implants, and feel free to ask about his accreditations and honors from various organizations.
No – during the implant placement itself, a local anesthesia will be administered, as well as a deeper form of sedation to keep you calm and relaxed during the entire placement. We recommend that you have a friend or family member transport you to and from our practice, as the effects of the sedation may not wear off right away.
If you have dental anxiety, ask us about other sedation dentistry options we have here at Advanced Family Dentistry. We can help curb your anxiety and better prepare you for implant treatment.
Not at all! Rarely will any patient need something other than a toothbrush, toothpaste, or floss to keep their teeth and implant clean. You can clean you implant as you would with your natural teeth, just be sure to attend regular cleanings here. During these hygiene appointments, we’ll take a closer look at your implant and make sure that it’s cleaned in the spots you can’t quite reach.
For patients in Fishers, IN who have more unanswered questions, we encourage you to get in touch with one of our friendly team members at Advanced Family Dentistry. If you have more complex dental implant related questions, we would be happy to schedule you for a consultation with Dr. David Taler. Call us today at (317) 849-1223.