Fairhope, AL Dental & Tooth Implant FAQs


Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?

Yes! Depending on the location of the dental or tooth implant, our Fairhope technicians may offer you a temporary bridge or transitional implant while the area heals. There are also cases where your permanent restoration can be put onto the implant the same day. 

Do dental implants hurt?

The surgery is completely painless due to a local anesthetic used. After the procedure, you may feel a little discomfort. The use of over-the-counter medication can generally subside any discomfort. If there are any further prescriptions needed, our Fairhope dental and tooth implant specialists will discuss those with you at your appointment. 

Do dental implants feel like real teeth?

Dental implants not only feel like your real teeth, but they also look and function like them too. No need to worry about a special diet; you can continue eating all the foods you love. 

Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?

The amount of downtime recommended after the surgery can range from a few hours to a few days, depending on the type of sedation, the location of the dental implant, and your pre-surgery health.

What are single-stage implants?

A single-stage implant is when only one surgery is needed. The dental implant is placed in the gums, and the abutment is attached in the same stage. This is typically completed when someone has great bone health.

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What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

For those who are missing a lot of teeth, we offer implant-supported dentures. This allows you to have a full arch of artificial teeth that is connected to the jawbone through dental implants. 

What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?

This procedure has been around for decades and has a 98% success rate with very low risks. At Dental Implants in Fairhope, we utilize the latest technology to ensure you feel comfortable and are kept safe.

How long do dental implants last?

With the proper care, dental implants can last up to 25 years! Our office ensures you receive the highest quality implants to last the rest of your life. 

When will I have my permanent teeth?

 Anywhere from 1 month to 12 months is typically when a client will receive their permanent teeth. The variance depends on a variety of factors. 

How do I care for my implants?

Dental implants from our clinic in Fairhope require the same type of aftercare as your normal oral health routine! This means that twice-a-year dental cleanings and twice-a-day brushing and flossing are enough to keep your implants healthy and strong! 

Dental Implants in Fairhope is excited to provide you with a beautiful, natural-looking smile! Have more questions? Feel free to call our office today!

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Our staff of dentists and technicians in Foley is excited to help you on your journey to better oral health. Call our Foley dental clinic today to schedule a routine cleaning.