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What is the Recovery After I Get a Dental Implant?

There are many reasons that patients may be concerned about getting a dental implant, we have talked about cost already.  Realistically, many patients have a big concern about pain.  Honestly, just thinking about having something placed under your gum tissue into the bone can make many people nervous.

The strange thing is that while we send most patients home with pain medication, but a large percentage of them don’t need it!  Most times, ibuprofen or Tylenol is all that is needed and many people take nothing for pain, because there isn’t much at all.  Hard to believe, but true in many cases!  We are happy to help with any pain needs that patients have, but there are many dental implant situations that simply don’t require any pain medications.

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How Can I Afford Dental Implants?

When most patients think of dental implants, their mind immediately jumps to the cost.  Many people think that the cost of dental implants is very high.  Well, it is…and it isn’t.  When it comes to value and longevity, there is no better way to spend your dental dollars.  Dental implants over more than 50 years of research and application in patients, have been proven to be more than 95% effective for a LIFETIME.  Nothing else that you can spend your money on even comes close to lasting that long, except maybe your house – and even that needs money to upkeep.

There are also many ways to finance dental implants today.  No interest financing plans have made it easier than ever to get the best care you can have – dental implants.  A free consultation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants is normally the way to get started.  Imagine eating corn on the cob again by summer!  There has never been a better time to get new teeth with dental implants.

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What About Mini Implants?

Mini implants are not actually new to dentistry. They have been around and successful for many years.  There are two main benefits to mini implants:  cost and size.  The cost with mini implants can be up to as much as half of the cost of conventional dental implants.  There are many different scenarios where the size of mini implants is a benefit.  Replacement of small missing teeth or tight spaces is an application.

Many patients wonder if mini implants have proven to be as effective and long-lasting as conventional implants.  The answer after years and years of research and placement of tens of thousands of mini implants is definitely, yes!  They are as effective when placed properly and the patient is compliant with what is required.  The main requirement is regular dental check ups, avoiding smoking and cleaning well around the dental implant.  When it comes to choosing whether dental implants are right for you, mini implants are a valid choice.

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