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.

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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