CS Family Dentistry

Are dental implants painful?

Dental implants at CS Family Dentistry are not typically painful because our skilled and gentle dentist numbs the mouth and offers sedation options for patients. Patients do not feel anything during the procedure, but they may experience soreness after the procedure. 

How Does the Dental Implant Procedure Work?

First, Dr. Cowley reviews your medical history and performs a full-mouth examination. This allows him to determine if you can safely undergo the dental implant procedure, or if you require any pre-treatments, like bone grafting. 

If you are approved for the procedure, we will schedule a day and time that works best for you. 

Before placing the dental implants, we anesthetize the mouth and offer sedation for patients who would like a more comfortable and relaxing experience. 

Dr. Cowley then gently places the dental implant in the jaw so the biocompatible titanium post and the jaw can naturally fuse together. This occurs through a process called “osseointegration” and it can take several weeks or months to fully heal. During the healing process, Dr. Cowley can provide you with temporary crowns so you can still chew, eat, and speak with ease. 

Once you are fully healed, Dr. Cowley secures your permanent crowns to the dental implant, and you can immediately begin enjoying your new and improved smile. 

Contact Your Dental Implant Dentist in Bastrop 

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Do you wish you could enjoy your favorite meals without pain or discomfort? If so, please contact our Bastrop dental office to schedule a dental implant consultation. Dental implants may be just what you need, and we will be happy to help you!

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