Mobile, AL Dental & Tooth Implant FAQs


Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?

Yes, our Mobile dental and tooth implant team offers temporary bridges or transitional implants while you are waiting for the surgical area to heal. Depending on the case, advanced technology allows us to sometimes even load your permanent implant that same day as your surgery! 

Do dental implants hurt?

During the procedure, our Mobile, AL dental and tooth implant specialists use a local anesthetic so you won’t feel any pain. Most clients report little to no pain after the procedure. If you are experiencing any discomfort, this can normally be taken care of with over-the-counter medicine. 

Do dental implants feel like real teeth?

Yes! They are designed to feel and act as your natural teeth would. This means you don’t have to stick to a specific diet or worry about damaging them by what you eat. 

Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?

It depends. Some people can return to work after a couple of hours, while others might need to recuperate for a few days. 

What are single-stage implants?

Single-stage implants are when the implant is placed into the jawbone and the healing cap placed within the same procedure. This type of procedure helps with aesthetics and takes away the need for a second surgical procedure.

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What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

Our office provides the option of an implant-supported denture which provides you with a full arch of artificial teeth that are attached directly to the jaw bone through dental implants. These are generally preferred over normal dentures since they won’t slip around your mouth, and allow you to enjoy the hard and chewy foods you love. 

What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?

There is very little risk associated with our Mobile, AL dental implant surgery. It can be compared to that of other minor surgeries such as an infection or injury to your teeth. This type of procedure has been performed for several decades. With a 98% success rate, you can feel safe and comfortable receiving your new dental implants! 

How long do dental implants last?

When well taken care of, dental implants can last up to 25 years! This is why it’s important to choose a reputable dental implant specialist. At Dental Implants in Mobile, our procedures are backed by years of experience and education. 

When will I have my permanent teeth?

You may receive your new permanent teeth as early as 1 month and up to 12 months. It depends on a variety of factors. 

How do I care for my implants?

Dental implant aftercare is easier for our Mobile, AL patients than you might think. Your daily brushing and flossing along with every 6 months dental cleaning is enough to keep them in great shape. 

We want you to be as informed as possible. Call our Mobile office today to get any of your questions answered!

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