Here at Atlanta Dental Spa, we understand that our Atlanta, GA patients may want to know all the details before choosing to proceed with the dental implants installation process. For that reason, we have compiled this list of frequently asked questions to help our valued patients understand the process, benefits and other important facts about dental implants.
A: Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Currie implants directly into the patient’s jawbone. Most dental implants are made up of a fixture piece, an abutment piece, and a crown. Once these three pieces have healed, they become a permanent and natural-looking replacement tooth.
A: Our dental implants installation and healing process usually takes anywhere from three to nine months. Additional time may be necessary if supplemental procedures are required.
A: The level of pain often depends on the patient and their individual pain tolerance. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia in Dr. Currie’s office, in much the same way as a filling. Once the anesthesia takes effect, patients usually feel only mild discomfort. After the procedure, any residual pain can usually be well controlled with over the counter pain medications.
A: It is important to avoid chewing on the dental implant site for the first few days. Patients should eat soft foods and drink lots of water. Dr. Currie will provide a diet and written instructions on how to care for your new implants after the procedure.
A: Atlanta Dental Spa offers many helpful payment options to ensure that our Atlanta, GA patients get the best treatment available, regardless of their insurance coverage. However, dental implants are usually not covered by dental insurance companies. Some medical plans may offer partial payment depending on when and how your teeth were lost.
A: Many dental implants have now been in place and functional for many decades. Proper installation and care will ensure that they last for many years beyond the typical replacement time for tooth replacement options like dentures.
A: One of the best parts about dental implants is that they require no extra care or maintenance. In most instances, they can be cared for by brushing and flossing just as you normally would. They can also be inspected at the same time as your regular check-ups with your dentist.
Dental implants are a wonderful way to replace missing teeth and restore a functional and confident smile. That being said, patients often feel the need to ask questions about dental implants, how they work and if they are a good treatment option. Dr. Currie and his wonderful staff encourage all their Atlanta, GA patients to ask questions. If you would like to know more about the dental implant process or your financing options, feel free to check out the rest of our dental implants website or call one of our knowledgeable staff members for more information. When you are ready to schedule your free consultation, give us a call today to get started on your best smile ever with dental implants from Atlanta Dental Spa.
Atlanta Dental Spa
3189 Maple Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Tuesday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Wednesday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Thursday: 7:30AM – 4PM
Friday: 7:30AM – 4PM