If you’ve been living with missing teeth, you might have heard about the benefits of dental implants. They’re reliable, life-like, and long-lasting. Perhaps you’re nearly sold on this game-changing teeth replacement solution — but what if fear of the dental implant procedure is standing in your way? Well, at Beaumont Family Dentistry, we’re committed to providing a more comfortable dental implant placement procedure.
Thanks to our highly skilled dentists, state-of-the-art dental technology, and dental sedation options, we’re able to maximize both precision and patient comfort.
Read on for more information about dental implants from Beaumont Family Dentistry. Then, come experience our commitment to patient comfort by calling any of our three offices in Lexington, KY:
What Is The Procedure For Placing Dental Implants?
When we’re talking about your comfort during dental implant placement, it helps to get a better understanding of what the process is.
First, some basics. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the visible portion of the tooth (called the crown) and the bony structure that connects your tooth to your jaw bone (the root). So, it stands to reason that if you’re looking for the most secure way to replace a tooth, you want to replace both parts. Well, it’s possible with a dental implant!
Dental implants are small posts made of biocompatible metal that serve as artificial tooth roots. When you come to Beaumont Family Dentistry for a dental implant, we’ll first review your dental and medical histories to make sure you’re a great candidate for this treatment. We’ll also assess your jaw bone to ensure it’s dense enough to support the artificial tooth root.
When it comes time to actually place the dental implant, we’ll thoroughly numb the area to ensure your comfort. Then, we’ll gently insert the dental implant into the jaw bone.
We’ll then give the implant some time to heal. During this period, a process called osseointegration will occur, allowing the bone to actually fuse to the dental implant. This is what allows dental implants to be so secure and reliable. Your prosthetic essentially just becomes a part of you!
Then, you’ll come back to have the dental implant restored. During this phase of your treatment, we’ll top your dental implant with an abutment, or connector piece, that holds an artificial tooth (or set of teeth) in place. A dental implant often anchors a dental crown, which is a single-tooth prosthetic. But dental implants can also be used to hold dental bridges in place.
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
Thanks to anesthesia that thoroughly numbs the area, there’s usually little discomfort involved in the placement of dental implants. In fact, many patients say that the procedure is less painful than a routine tooth extraction.
How Can I Experience A More Comfortable Dental Implant Placement Procedure?
We’re glad you asked! At Beaumont Family Dentistry, we’re proud of the comfort amenities we offer. We think you’ll enjoy them too.
When Dr. Takacs started her practice, she wanted to provide a patient experience like no other. That’s why you’re able to enjoy Tempur-Pedic® padded dental chairs, fresh-baked cookies, and even professional hand and arm massages during your procedure.
You can also request:
- Paraffin hand wax dips
- Warm blankets
- Soft pillows
- Headphones and music
- Safety glasses
- Coffee or tea
- Towels after treatment
- Lip balm
If you’re looking to further minimize stress and discomfort, we also offer three forms of dental sedation. Those include:
- Nitrous oxide: You’ve probably heard of this fast-acting sedative, which is also known as “laughing gas.” If you opt for nitrous oxide, we’ll place a small mask over your nose and ask you to take a few deep breaths. You’ll soon feel overcome by a sense of mild euphoria.
- Oral conscious sedation: If you’re looking for a deeper sense of relaxation than nitrous oxide can provide, ask us about oral sedation. With this form of dental sedation, we’ll have you take a pill prior to your treatment. By the time your dental work begins, you’ll feel ready for the procedure. You might also feel a bit sleepy or groggy.
- IV sedation: This is the deepest form of sedation we offer. With IV sedation, the medication is administered directly into the bloodstream. You’ll soon feel as if you’re in a dream, and you’ll have a pain-free and stress-free experience.
Call Today For A Dental Implant Consultation
Have we piqued your interest? If you’re interested in learning more about the ways we strive to provide a more comfortable dental implant experience — before, during, and even after placement — come in for a visit. You’ll meet our team, and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have.
Plus, dental implant consultations are free! You’ve got nothing to lose and everything to gain. Call us today at any of our three locations, or use our easy online form to request an appointment.