Frequent Questions

At Pinnacle Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists, the surgeons and staff enjoy the wonders of implant dentistry on a daily basis. The art and science of dental implants are part of our daily life. As a dental implant patient, your perspective is vastly different. You may be embarking on a once-in-a-lifetime implant journey and you are preparing to make a sizeable investment. We respect and appreciate the weight of your decision and we understand that you may have many questions about the procedure, the expenses, and the final outcome of your treatment.

Am I A Candidate For Implants?

If you are considering implants, your must first be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. Most patients who are healthy enough to tolerate same-day surgery can also qualify for dental implants. If your oral healthy is not ideal for implants, additional procedures that are designed to improve the success of your procedure, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

What are the Advantages of Dental Implants?

Compared to dentures, partials, and bridges, dental implants are most similar to your natural teeth. They are supported only by the underlying bone, rather than adjacent teeth, clips, or clasps. Dental implants are also far less bulky than other forms of tooth replacement, making them more comfortable and natural-looking.

Can dental implants replace my bridges, dentures, and partials

Dental implants can be customized according to your specific needs. They may be recommended as an alternative to bridges, dentures, and partials. Implants can also be used in conjunction with other restorations.

What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used?

The majority of dental implants and bone grafts can be performed in the office under local anesthesia, with sedation.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Once the implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene (brushing and flossing) and keeping regular appointments with your dental specialists.

How Will I Feel After the Procedure?

Computer-guided implant surgery is done in an arthroscopic fashion without requiring any flap reflection. This benefits the patient in that there is less postoperative discomfort, less swelling and less bruising. Patients can often resume their normal activities the next day.