Berkeley Prosthodontics and General Dentistry

Are dental implants painful?

Dental implants are the best choice when it comes to replacing teeth, and implant placement and recovery are not particularly painful. Most patients compare the process to the common discomfort associated with most dental procedures.

The area is numb before your Berkeley dentist begins work, and typically store-bought pain relievers will see you through recovery—a day or two of swelling and mild tenderness. If store-bought doesn’t do the trick, we encourage you to contact a member of our staff.

Dental implants are tooth root replacements made of durable titanium. Your dentist in Berkeley implants these posts (or a single post) into your jawbone, where it integrates over several months. Soon, your replacement tooth is attached to this post with an abutment, and you have a new smile.

Dental Implants Feel Like Your Natural Teeth 

Your dental implants feel like your natural teeth, so having dental implants is not painful. They are so much like natural teeth that you may forget they’re implants!

Simply brush and floss normally, and visit your dentist twice each year for thorough exams and teeth cleanings.

If you have any questions about dental implants in Berkeley, CA, or if you would like to schedule an exam, reach out to us today! We look forward to transforming your smile at our 94704 dental office.


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Important information regarding COVID-19 Safety

Welcome back!  Your health and well-being continue to be our highest priority, and we are ONLY open because we have carefully planned and revised our office procedures to greatly minimize the risk of infection for our patients and our team members.

Our team closely follows guidelines set forth by the CDC, OSHA, ADA, and Berkeley City in regards to existing and new personal protective equipment (PPE), updated engineering, modified administrative protocols, and extra safety practice protocols. You can expect to see some changes for your next appointment, such as pre-appointment respiratory screening, daily temperature-taking, social distanced office area, more air purification and ventilation in each operatory, staggered and lengthened appointments, and more physical barriers installed to keep the office a safe environment for everyone.

We ask that everyone 12 and older must have face cover on when you arrive at our office, and to help social distance, we may ask you and your family, companion, to wait in your car during any wait.

Thank you for your cooperation! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Amy Au and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team