AWARD-WINNING DENTIST FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS IN LEESBURG, VA
DENTAL IMPLANT DENTIST SERVING THE LEESBURG, VA AREA
Cosmetic dentistry, including dental implants, are significantly more comfortable and less invasive than in the past. This is thanks to groundbreaking research conducted by scientists, dentists and neurophysiologists.
A dental implant is now a secure, natural-looking replacement option for missing teeth. It consists of two parts. First, the titanium root is surgically placed. Once healed, the restorative crown (the visible part of the tooth) is attached to the implant. Some dentures can be attached to implants also.
Regardless of the number of teeth the implant is replacing, your new teeth won’t slip, rock or move at all because they are permanently held in place. place.
Come experience Deidra Bird Kokel, DDS and you will see we offer comfortable dental care with a smile to patients near the Leesburg, VA area.
KEEP UP YOUR ORAL HYGIENE
Caring for your original teeth and oral hygiene is just as important after you get your implant as it was before. Taking good care of your teeth means your implant will last and look great longer.
IS THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
The dental implant procedure itself does not cause pain, because you will receive either local or general anesthesia throughout the process. If you choose to have local anesthesia, you will remain awake while your mouth and jaw area are numbed. Because of the anesthesia, you will not feel any sensation or pain, although you will be aware of drilling sounds and pressure while the implants are being put into place. If the idea of sounds and pressure makes you nervous, you can ask Dr. Kokel about additional sedative options to help you relax, or you can consider having the procedure completed under general anesthesia. With general anesthesia, you will be asleep and unaware of any sensation, pressure, or sounds while your new dental implants are being placed.
As with any type of surgery, you should expect a certain amount of soreness after your anesthesia wears off and you begin the healing process. The exact location of possible discomfort will depend on where your implants are put, and Dr. Kokel will be able to explain more specifically what you can expect based on the details of your individualized procedure. Dr. Kokel will also discuss possible painkillers and other steps that you can take to alleviate any discomfort – for example, Ibuprofen (aka Motrin) is commonly recommended.
Of course, if at any time you begin to have unusual pain, increased discomfort, or soreness that lasts longer than it should, contact Dr. Kokel immediately to confirm that you’re not experiencing complications with your implants and also to discuss additional pain relief options.
Most patients who receive dental implants report that their recovery was easier and less painful than expected and, more importantly, that the temporary discomfort was worth it when they experienced their final new smile and bite.
As with every dental procedure we perform, our patients’ comfort is our top priority. If we recommend cosmetic dentistry, such as an implant, we will discuss the entire procedure and all your options from start to finish. Please call our office and ask for a consultation. Dr. Kokel and her team would love to give you all of the options that are available to make your smile brighter..
Dental Implants Before & After