Dental Implant FAQs

Dental Implant Surgery in Sarasota & surrounding Areas

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Your potential candidacy for dental implants can be assessed during an evaluation by your periodontist. Certain criteria must be met before replacing missing teeth in this fashion. If your jaw bone has suffered from loss of bone at the site of the missing teeth bone grafts may be required prior to becoming eligible for bone grafts. If you take certain medications or have medical conditions, or are a smoker, there may also be additional requirements to secure your safety and to ensure the success of your dental implants.

Are dental implants painful?

Our patients experience minimal pain and discomfort thanks to the use of a local anesthetic. Dr. Ryan Taylor may also prescribe a pain medication after the procedure or recommend an over-the-counter anti inflammatory. Every patient is different and your situation can be discussed during a consultation for dental implants in the Sarasota, FL office.

How soon can I go back to work after replacing missing teeth?

Normally patients can return to work the very next day. Dr. Taylor can help you figure out the best plan of action for your lifestyle.

How long does the entire process take?

After implants are fixed at the site of the missing teeth it can be three to six months while the jaw bone integrates with the dental implants. Multiple visits are usually necessary to replace missing teeth in Sarasota, FL.

Are dental implants safe and effective replacements for missing teeth?

Dental implants are made up of titanium which is biocompatible, to safely integrate with your jaw ensuring the safety of your replacement teeth. Dental implants are successfully integrated with the bone in 97% of cases.

Can dental implants be used with dentures?

Definitely. Dental implants are a flexible solution to missing teeth. A single tooth or multiple missing teeth can be replaced. You could also have bridges, dentures, or full arches being supported by dental implants. With dental implants you have more options available to restore your lasting, natural smile.

Do dental implants require special maintenance?

Once your dental implant procedure is complete, caring for your implants requires no special care. All that is needed is good oral care and the same regular dental check-ups needed by your natural teeth.

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