If you are thinking about having a dental implant, you probably have a lot of questions. Dentistry at Lake Nona has put together some of the popular questions we are asked by our patients. We hope this helps you understand the process and if you have any questions or concerns, please contact Dentistry at Lake Nona.

Why should I get a dental implant?

shutterstock_218714932A missing tooth or uncomfortable dentures can make chewing and eating difficult. With dental implants you won’t have any problems eating or embarrassed by gaps from a missing tooth. Implants are secure and comfortable, they don’t slip like dentures, and they keep the jawbone from deteriorating, Dental implants can help you have a great smile, which can give you a big boost in confidence. They are a great long term solution to dental problems.

Can anyone tell that I have a dental implant?

Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. Dr. Ahmad at Dentistry at Lake Nona will match the shape and color with your existing teeth so nobody will ever notice.

How long will my dental implant last?

If taken care of, brushed and flossed regularly, a dental implants should last a lifetime. They still need regular dental check-ups, just like your natural teeth.

How painful is dental implant surgery?

In most cases, pain management includes taking over the counter medication, such as Advil or Tylenol. If you are having more than one dental implants or bone grafts, prescribed pain medication may be given for any discomfort.

How safe are dental implants?

For those who are healthy enough for surgery, dental implants have been proven safe. The process begins with a consultation with Dr. Ahmad from Dentistry of Lake Nona. During the consultation Dr. Ahmad will ensure you are a good candidate for dental implants and you have enough bone to sustain the procedure.

If you have any questions or want to make an appointment for a consultation, contact Dentistry at Lake Nona.