Orange Beach, AL Dental & Tooth Implant FAQs


Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?

Yes, temporary teeth are an option. Especially for those with dental implants near the front of the mouth, many opt to have temporary teeth until they receive their permanent teeth restoration. Our Orange Beach dental and tooth implant team offers bridges or transitional implants during the healing phase. In some instances, you may be able to have the permanent teeth loaded onto the implant on the same day as your procedure. 

Do dental implants hurt?

No! Due to the local anesthetic used during surgery, you won’t feel any pain. After the procedure, some people don’t experience any pain while others might experience a little bit. This can normally be addressed by using over-the-counter pain medication. If you need prescribed medication, your dentist will discuss this during your appointment. 

Do dental implants feel like real teeth?

Dental implants will make you forget that you ever lost your natural teeth! They not only look like them but also function like your real teeth as well. 

Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?

It depends on the situation. Some of our clients only need a few hours to recover, while others need a few days. 

What are single-stage implants?

A single-stage implant is when the client only has one surgery in which the implant and the abutment are placed into the gums. You generally see this procedure when a client has good bone quality. 

More FAQ’s

What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

If you are missing a lot of teeth, you can receive an implant-supported overdenture which is essentially a denture that connects to the jawbone through dental implants. Many people choose this option over a normal denture due to it being more comfortable and longer-lasting. 

What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?

Dental implant surgery is a highly tested procedure that has been around for decades. Because of this, the success rate is 98% and the risk is low. Our Orange Beach, AL dental implant practitioner has over 20 years of experience along with continuing education, so you can feel safe and comfortable with the top dental implant office in Orange Beach!

How long do dental implants last?

At Dental Implants, we utilize the latest technology to ensure you receive the best quality implant. When taken care of properly, these dental implants can last upward of 25 years! 

When will I have my permanent teeth?

Following your dental implant surgery, you will receive your permanent restoration anywhere from 1 month to 12 months. 

How do I care for my implants?

Aftercare for your implants is the same as your normal dental routine.  By brushing twice a day and flossing once, along with your regular dental cleaning, you will be keeping the implants in pristine condition! 

If you have any more questions on dental or tooth implants, feel free to call our Orange Beach office today!

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