Dental Implant Questions

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Dental implants can have a positive impact on the health and appearance of your dental health. Dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. Here Dr. Nugent will answer some common questions about dental implants.


Q: What To Expect During Dental Implant Surgery?

A: Dr. Nugent will have explained the entire procedure and what to expect. Dr. Nugent will get you completely numb so that you feel no pain. Some patients elect to have some type of dental sedation. Dr. Nugent will surgically place the dental implant into the jaw bone. Sometimes sutures are needed to close the gum tissue. Other times no sutures are needed.


Q: Is the procedure painful?

A: NO, do not be afraid of the tooth implant procedure. Dr. Nugent will get you completely numb before he gets started. Although Dr. Nugent will write a post-surgery pain medication prescription, most of his patients elect NOT to fill the prescription. Patients usually elect to just take over the counter pain medications for soreness.



Q: What can I expect after the anesthesia wears off?

A: Most patients just report that the surgical site is “sore”. Pain relievers or anti-inflammatory such as ibuprofen can be used to take away the discomfort.


Q: How long will the procedure take?

A: Mostly, dental implant procedures take an hour. However, this duration might change based on some underlying factors. Some of the determinants of the time length of the process are the location of tooth replacement, and the number or replacements.

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Q: What will I be able to eat after surgery?

A: After an implant surgery, it is advisable to stick to a soft yet healthy diet. Experts also recommend one to keep his or her body well hydrated. Dr. Nugent will give you detailed post-operative instructions before you leave the office to help you understand how to facilitate proper healing of the implant and protect the surgical site.

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Q: How long is the entire process of having an implant placed and receiving my dental restoration?

A: It take several months (usually 3 to 4 months) for the bone to fuse with the dental implant.



Q: How long can I expect my dental implants to last?

A: Dental implants are designed to last forever. Dental implants will never get decay and will never need a root canal.

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Q: Can my body reject a dental implant?

A: In some rare cases, the jaw bone may not fuse to the dental implant. Then Dr. Nugent will remove the dental implant, clean out the implant sight and place a slightly larger dental implant. In most cases, the area will heal and the new dental implant will become incorporated into the jaw bone.



For residents of Pasadena, Texas you should visit Michael Nugent DDS for dental implant surgery. His team will be happy to help you understand the dental implants process and have a positive impact on the health and appearance of your teeth. Visit us at 3421 Burke Rd Ste A, Pasadena, Texas 77504.