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A 41-year-old member asked:

I am getting dental implants. what to expect?

4 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Dental Implants: The answer to your question is best answered by the dentist(s) who are actually treating you and are aware of exactly what they plan for you.
Dr. Robert Landman
Dentistry 33 years experience
Best answer ^^^
Mar 7, 2015
Dr. Sam Markzar
Dentistry - Periodontics 28 years experience
Many positive things: When implants are done properly, ...Meaning thoroughly planned using all diagnostic and planning tools such as ct scan and models with collaboration of a surgeon (periodontist or oral surgeon) ; your experienced general dentist, or prosthodontist, then you can expect things to go very smooth ; predictable. The implant success is mainly related to how carefully every thing is pre-planned.
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
Dentistry 44 years experience
Simple and painless : Dental implants are routine and a specialist can place them with ease and without significant trauma. The most difficult part is waiting for your final teeth. Most patients are shocked at how easy the procedure is and how painless an experience. Don't put it off, it will change your life for the better!
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Implant dentistry : The implant dentistry is the best. While any dental surgery does come with some discomfort, patients generally find that the pain of dental implants is minimal, and the results are well worth the recovery process.However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants, so it’s important that you visit your implant dentist for examination and x-rays. Good luck.

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A 50-year-old member asked:

Seniors with dental implants, what to expect?

6 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Regarding ?: Dental implants have been mainstream for many years, an integral part of restoring the mouth just as routinely performed as root canal therapy, crowns, and fillings. Don't expect any major issues, expect minimal pain, and a restoration that will feel like your own tooth.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are dental implants? Is it painful to get them?

6 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 30 years experience
Dental implants: Dental implants are small titanium screws placed in the jaw bone to help retain and secure a prosthesis(crown or denture) in the mouth.
A 45-year-old member asked:

Can you get an infection from dental implants?

9 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Absolutely: Dental implants are foreign bodies that are surgically implanted into your bone. There is always the possibility of infection.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What is it like to get dental implants?

8 doctor answers15 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ashish Naik
General Practice 17 years experience
Not bad: Simple dental implants are usually an easier process than a tooth extraction. There are times when additional procedures like sinus lifts and grafts have to be done that may bring on some mild post op discomfort or prolonged healing. Overall, they are a rey predictable procedure.
Buffalo, NY
A 57-year-old male asked:

How can you get dental implants if you have periodontal disease?

10 doctor answers22 doctors weighed in
Dr. Larry Gottlieb
Dentistry 42 years experience
Not the same: Implants and natural teeth are different. There is no periodontal ligament in an implant. The highly polished titanium is usually resistant to inflammation that is associated with periodontal disease. That said you do need to keep implants clean and free of plaque.

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