It is not unusual for the situation to arise in which a patient is confronted with a dental implant being recommended. Perhaps they fractured a tooth all the way down the root, perhaps they cracked the tooth root over a period of time, perhaps they fractured a tooth along the gum line, perhaps their tooth is loose, or perhaps they have a failing root canal treatment. At this point, patients will often ask, what it is like to get a dental implant?
Well, to be honest with you, I have never had a dental implant. So how can I possibly answer this question? I do have the benefit of many patients who have experienced getting a dental implant through my referral to our gifted specialists. Since we restore or build on top of these dental implants, I do have the opportunity to ask my patients about their implant experience.
I can honestly let you know that the experiences for them have been quite fine. Oftentimes, they indicated an extraction was more uncomfortable than the dental implant placement. I can understand this. You see, an extraction results in an open wound. This will be uncomfortable to some degree. However, when a dental implant is placed, the result is a closed wound. There is no openness to it. There is often a healing attachment or abutment placed over the dental implant, and the gums fits tightly around this. As a result, there is no wound exposed.
In rarer instances, patients may need some kind of bone graft or may need a greater volume of bone added to their existing extraction site. This is different than simply having a dental implant placed. In these rarer instances, there may be more discomfort.
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