Are you put to sleep for a dental implant?
You can be asleep.
Having an implant is a surgical procedure which means anesthesia or sedation (oral or IV) will be used for your procedure.
Though some may choose to stay awake during the procedure, many opt into sleeping for the sake of comfort and relaxation..
Do you go under general anesthesia for dental implants?
It’s rare for patients to have general anesthetic for dental implant procedures. In most cases, general anesthesia is recommended for people undergoing extensive facial surgeries or reconstructive procedures.
How painful is dental implant surgery?
With numbed nerves, you can expect not to feel any pain during your dental implant procedure. You may feel pressure at times, but it should not cause you discomfort. For patients who have anxiety with dental procedures, oral sedation is available.
How long does a dental implant procedure take?
The procedure itself takes 1 to 2 hours and the healing time is 3 to 6 months. During this time the titanium alloy (the same material used in joint replacement) implant will heal around and merge with the surrounding bone tissue.
What is the downside of dental implants?
Dental Implants Require a Surgery for Placement The risks and complications you are taking for dental implants include infection, damage to other teeth, delayed bone healing, nerve damage, prolonged bleeding, jaw fractures and more. If you are willing to take these risks, dental implants might be right for you.
How bad is getting a dental implant?
Like any surgery, dental implant surgery poses some health risks. Problems are rare, though, and when they do occur they’re usually minor and easily treated. Risks include: Infection at the implant site.