4 Reasons NOT to Worry About Your Upcoming Implant Surgery

If you are scheduled to have dental implant surgery soon, you might be a little anxious. Don’t be! This procedure is quite routine, very common, and one that we at Bergen Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery perform every day.

Here are four reasons not to stress about this surgery:

In most cases, dental implant surgery is a minor procedure. A dental implant is an artificial tooth root (a metal post) that is surgically attached to the jawbone beneath your gums. The attachment of the crown to the post itself is typically very simple and the procedure for a single tooth can be completed in as little as an hour. While complications can happen, they are rare.

Surgery is routine. The preparation before dental implant surgery makes the entire process simple. Before the implantation process, we use X-ray or CT imaging to determine where each implant will go and have a very specific plan in place. In other words, this procedure is carefully planned—and one we’ve performed successfully hundreds of thousands of times.

Recovery isn’t too painful. With proper planning and pain relievers during and after surgery, most patients experience minimal discomfort from dental implant surgery. Minor swelling and bruising around the gums is to be expected, but most patients are surprised by how easy and painless the process is.

Dental implants are far more reliable than other options. If you’re concerned about management of dental implants, you’ll be happy to know that they are stronger, more permanent, and far more durable than a bridge. Unlike a bridge, where crowns are connected to fill the space created by missing teeth, dental implants are like individual teeth. You can floss and brush around them easily. They’re also fused with your jawbone and far less susceptible to decay or other problems.

To learn more about dental implants, schedule a consultation at one of our offices: Hackensack: 201.343.8297, Westwood: 201.664.5656, or Ridgewood: 201.444.4137. We’ll explain the procedure step by step and put your mind at ease.