Dental Implant FAQs

Here at Redwood City Dental Care, we strive to help our Redwood City and Dublin, CA patients achieve a smile that they can be proud of. In order for our patients to make the best decisions in regards to their oral health, we believe that it is necessary that they are well versed and well educated in the treatments that are available to them. In order to help with this, Dr. Ihab Hanna is happy and willing to answer any questions about treatment with dental implants that his patients may have. However, we’ve begun to notice that some questions tend to get asked far more than others. So, in order to make things a little easier on our patients, we’ve put together a list of our most frequently received questions and answered them below. If you have a question that you do not see answered below, please contact our office and speak with one of our helpful team members.

Are dental implants stronger than real teeth?

It turns out that dental implants can oftentimes be even stronger than your natural teeth. Thanks to osseointegration, your dental implants are capable of working and feeling just like your natural teeth. And, thanks to the porcelain and titanium used to make the various pieces of a dental implant, they can provide replacement teeth that are stronger, better looking, and immune to dangerous oral conditions.

What if my child loses a permanent tooth?

Unfortunately, the majority of children, and even some teens, will not be able to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. The reason for this is that, as we grow from youth to adulthood, our jawbone is in a state of growth and change. Until the patient’s jawbone is done growing, they will not be able to pursue treatment with dental implants.

Does the dental implant process hurt?

For the most part, no, your dental implant treatment will not be painful. During the implant procedure, an anesthetic will be used to ensure that you are comfortable and experiencing no pain as your implant fixture is placed. While it is not unusual to feel some soreness in the implant area during the recovery period, we have been told by previous patients that they experienced no more pain than what would come from a tooth extraction.

How long does the treatment take?

It is true that the dental implant process tends to take much longer to complete than other teeth restoration treatments. In fact, the dental implant process takes an average of four to six months to complete. This naturally varies depending on whether or not you need a supplemental procedure before you will be able to proceed with the implant procedure. However, due to the results possible with dental implants, our patients agree that the results more than make up for the extra time needed to complete the process.

How can I find out if dental implants are right for me?

Have you done the research and would like to find out if dental implants are the right solution for your personal needs? Then you will need to contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with dental implant provider Dr. Ihab Hanna. During your consultation, Dr. Hanna will perform a comprehensive examination of your oral health, using the data gathered to determine whether or not you will need a supplemental procedure before being able to proceed with implant treatment. He will also use this time to answer any and all additional questions you may have regarding the treatment. If you would like to begin your journey to a beautiful, restored smile using dental implants, please contact us today.