Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Chances are, if you’re healthy enough to undergo minor dental procedures, you are also healthy enough to receive dental implants. Sometimes, if there is extensive bone loss around the gums and jaw, a bone grafting procedure is necessary before placing a dental implant. See our page on Bone Grafting for more information on this type of oral surgery.
If you are considering dental implants, give us a call to schedule a consultation at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Just like natural teeth, dental implants require regular brushing and flossing. You may need to see us every few years for minor adjustments, but if you see your dentist regularly, your implants should remain in great shape for years to come.
How long is the recovery period?
Dental implants are a permanent, lifelong solution because they integrate with the bone in your jaw. Bone takes longer to heal than other tissues. Full recovery for dental implant surgery can take between three and six months, depending on your age, the condition of your jaw, and other factors.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants are a long-term investment in your health. As such, they tend to cost more than other tooth replacement options. The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. Calculating the final cost of your procedure involves considering several factors, such as the number of teeth being replaced, the need for additional procedures, and your insurance coverage. The best way to find out your payment is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bale.
Are dental implants painful?
Dr. Bale and his surgical team at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery will administer a local anesthetic or IV sedation for your dental implant surgery. This will prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Dr. Bale will likely prescribe pain medication to control any discomfort after the surgery, but many of our patients get right back to their normal routine without the medication.
Where can I get dental implants?
If you are interested in dental implants and live near Russellville, AR, or in Pope County and the surrounding River Valley area, we encourage you to visit us at Lakeside Oral, Facial and Dental Implant Surgery. We offer a wide range of dental implant procedures to replace a single tooth or several teeth.
Feel free to give our practice a call at (479) 968-1334. One of our staff members will be pleased to help you.