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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Announcement from Berkeley Prosthodontics (updated May 18 , 2020):

Dear Berkeley Prosthodontics Patients,

In light of the evolving pandemic and strong suggestions by public health officials, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close our practice from March 16, 2020 to June1, 2020, for now. We do not make this decision lightly, however our top priority is the health and well-being of our patients, families, staff and community. If you have an appointment scheduled with us during those weeks, our office will be in touch to help reschedule your appointment. In the case of emergency situations, we WILL have a dentist on call.

If you need emergency dental care, please call Dr. Au’s emergency dental line at 1-925-529-4704.

We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves and the guidance from the county, state and the CDC. For now, we will determine on a weekly basis when it is appropriate for us to return to our normal business hours.

Again, please understand that we are making this decision with the health and well-being of our patients, our families, our team and our community in mind.
We thank you for your patience during this challenging time and wish all of you continued health.

Amy Au, Barbara Curtis, and the Berkeley Prosthodontics Dental Team