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Are dental implants painful?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option based on the surgical placement of an artificial tooth root in your jawbone. Because many people associate surgical procedures with trauma and pain, they naturally wonder if receiving a dental implant will also be painful.

At Antelope Creek Family Dentistry, we are skilled implant dentists with extensive experience placing dental implants in Lincoln, NE. With the help of precise dental imaging and efficient techniques, our patients experience only minor to moderate pain.

When we place your dental implant’s artificial root, we complete the procedure in a short time with only a local anesthetic at the implant’s location. In the days following implantation, your jaw and mouth may feel sore, but that should diminish within three to five days. You can manage your discomfort with over-the-counter pain remedies like ibuprofen or acetaminophen during this time.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

When your implant’s artificial root has fully healed, we can attach the appropriate tooth restoration – a dental crown for a single tooth replacement or an implant-supported bridge for replacing multiple teeth. Because a dental implant’s foundation is secure within the bone, it may last a lifetime. Therefore, even if you need to replace the dental crown or bridge portion, your implant’s root should remain secure.

Contact Your Implant Dentists in Lincoln, NE

If you have additional questions about dental implants, or are ready to schedule your consultation with a trusted implant dentist in Lincoln, NE, we welcome you to contact Antelope Creek Family Dentistry today.

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