Dental Implants FAQ
Fountain Valley, CA


Diagram of dental implant in lower jaw at Bijan Family Dental Practice in Fountain Valley CA 92708-5647
Dental implants are screw-like titanium posts that function as tooth root replacements. They act as a robust base for artificial teeth that are designed to match your natural teeth.

Implants are a long-term solution for missing teeth, and can even last a lifetime if properly cared for. With dental implants, you can have your bite force restored to allow you to eat painlessly and with confidence. Here are some frequently asked questions about dental implants:

Who is a candidate for dental implants?


Anyone who has lost one or more teeth is a candidate for dental implants. However, in order to be eligible for one, your teeth and gums should be healthy enough. Moreover, the jawbone needs to be strong as an implant requires good bone density to provide adequate support.

If you are thinking of getting a dental implant, refrain from drinking or consuming tobacco products as it impacts the ability of your blood to clot, which can lead to complications during surgery.


What are the advantages of a dental implant?


Some of the primary advantages of dental implants include:
•  Dental implants look and feel just like your natural teeth, making them virtually invisible.
•  As they are a permanent treatment, they enable you to speak without worrying that your teeth may slip.
•  When an implant is placed, your jawbone naturally fuses with it over time, making them highly comfortable.
•  Implants enhance your smile and help you feel more confident.
•  They allow you to eat your favorite foods painlessly.
•  Implants can be cared for just like your natural teeth by maintaining good oral habits.


Is it painful to get a dental implant?


Dental implant surgery is typically performed under an anesthetic, making it a painless procedure. You may feel pressure during some moments, but it is usually not uncomfortable. If you suffer from anxiety during dental procedures, your dentist may provide oral sedation, if available.


How long does a dental implant procedure take?


The time period for a dental implant procedure depends upon factors such as:
•  Your dental health
•  The types of teeth being replaced
•  The number of teeth concerned
•  Whether you need a tooth extraction before undergoing implant treatment


Dental implants are usually installed in two phases, and the whole procedure can take approximately 3-9 months. In case you get a tooth extracted or bone grafting done beforehand, it could take longer as the site has to heal before implants can be placed.

Another option for many patients could be mini dental implants. Mini dental implants are a type of dental implant, often used when your bone is too weak to hold a standard dental implant, helping you to avoid the need for a bone graft.

What can I eat right after dental implant surgery?


For the two days following your dental implant surgery, only consume soft foods and liquids such as cooked cereals, yogurts, cottage cheese, ice cream, milkshakes, and pudding.


Are all dental implants successful?


Yes, most dental implants are successful. Data gathered over the last 30 years shows that 97% of dental implant surgeries are successful. Implants are made of titanium, which is compatible with the human body and allows the jawbone to fuse with it easily.


Dental implants have many benefits, one of them being that they closely resemble natural teeth, making them virtually unnoticeable. If you have a tooth or two missing, or your tooth is damaged beyond repair through restorative procedures like root canal therapy or dental sealants, dental implants may be the solution you are searching for. Schedule an appointment with us at Bijan Family Dental Practice by calling us at (714) 421-4494 today.

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