Dental Implants

What to expect when considering Implants. 

Attend A Free Consultation

Every dental implant procedure begins with a free consultation.  At this consultation, Dr. Sullivan will create a customized treatment plan for you.  We will also verify the cost of this smiling saving treatment. We want you comfortable and well informed – you will not have to worry about any surprise fees.

Pre-Procedure Exam

When you have decided that you are ready to move forward with dental implants, you will meet with a prosthodontist, who will finalize your treatment plan and begin to prepare everything you’ll need for your transformation.  Once this exam is complete you are ready to schedule your procedure.

Dental Implant Procedure

This your big day – when you walk out of the procedure your dental implants will be in place and you will go home with a temporary set of teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

Post-Procedure Check-Ups

It is important to keep in mind there is a recovery period following your dental implant procedure.  Typically patients will be on a soft food diet for serval weeks to a few months with their implants heal. During this time, the typical patient will return to the office for several checkups to ensure that everything is healing properly.  All post-procedure check-ups are at no additional cost.

Receive Your Permanent Teeth

This this the final step, your smile will be complete.  When your mouth has finished healing and your new denture implants are stabilized, we will replace your temporary teeth with your new permanent teeth.

Dental Implant FAQ

You can expect to feel some pain when receiving a dental implant. However, people who undergo the procedure often say that having a tooth removed is more painful. A dental implant requires that your dentist make incisions in your gums. You will receive local anesthesia to numb your mouth during the procedure.

Dental implants are designed to last a long time — upwards of 25 years — and are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution. Implant alternatives typically last between 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

In some ways, dental implants are stronger than real teeth. They are made of titanium- one of the strongest metals around. They don’t decay like natural tooth structure can. However, that doesn’t mean people never encounter problems with their implants.

For over 30 years, dental implants have been used to replace teeth missing and badly damaged teeth. With dental implants, you can eat, laugh, sneeze, and live as if they are your real teeth. Dental implants are not only a reliable tooth restoration, they are also the strongest tooth replacement option.