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5 Post-Op Questions After Dental Implant Surgery

August 14, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 7:21 pm

Dental instruments for dental implant surgery in Scripps RanchIf you’ve chosen to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, you’re making a wise investment. The first step to rebuilding your smile involves a surgical procedure to place titanium posts in your jawbone. It’s normal to have a few concerns about the recovery, but there isn’t anything to fear. Here are the answers to 5 common questions patients have after dental implant surgery in Scripps Ranch.


Can I Get Dental Implants If I Smoke?

August 5, 2021

Filed under: Scripps Ranch Cosmetic Dentistry — Tags: — Dr. Greg Friedman @ 6:08 pm

Person holding a light cigarette Over 500,000 people annually are choosing dental implants over traditional tooth replacement options. As the only treatment to replicate the entire tooth structure, they offer unmatched benefits, including over a 95% success rate. When used on the ideal candidate and placed by a qualified professional, they are proven to last for decades. Generally, if you have good oral and overall health, you can advantage from the procedure; however, there’s one lifestyle habit that might throw a kink in your plans. Smoking and dental implants can be a bad combination. If you haven’t kicked the habit yet, here’s what you need to know about the road ahead.


Dental Implants, Scripps Ranch Dentist, MOD Squad Dental

February 10, 2014

implant.vs.bdgeWhy Go With Dental Implants?

Many people choose dental implants for missing teeth replacement. When trying to make a decision about whether or not to have dental implant surgery, it is important to know why the procedure may be more beneficial to you than other types of dental replacements. Certain conditions and circumstances may make dental implants the better option, such as:

  • Having more than one missing tooth
  • Having a jawbone that has reached full growth
  • Having ample amounts of bone to secure the implant
  • Having healthy oral tissues
  • Being unwilling or unable to wear dentures
  • Wanting to improve your speech
  • Being able and willing to commit several months to complete the process

Unlike traditional dentures and bridgework, dental implants do not cause any damage to the bone. Additionally, all of the material used for dental implants are safe and do not cause any decay.

Are They Safe

Dental implants are considered safe for the majority of people. Individuals with certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, should check with their health care provider prior to having dental implant surgery. Fortunately, most individuals with these conditions will receive the green light for the procedure, as long as certain precautions are met. Dental implant surgery is not recommended for children as their jaws have not yet reached full growth.

What Are The Risks?

As with any surgical procedure, there are some health risks associated with dental implant surgery. Complications are relatively rare and when they do occur they are generally mild, requiring minimal treatment. Possible health risks associated with dental implant surgery include:

  • Infection occurring at the implant site
  • Damage to surrounding teeth or blood vessels
  • Nerve damage
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Tingling
  • Sinus problem

If you are interested in dental implants or the process, phone Jess today, 858-547-0070 for your complimentary consultation.