Dental Implants FAQ

Frequently Asked Dental Implant Questions in Burke, VA

Why choose Nova Dental Anesthesia for Dental Implants?

Advantages of Implant Placement at NOVA Dental Anesthesia

  • Free implant consultation and second opinion
  • Unlike other dental offices, the implant and restoration of the implant will be done by the same dentist
  • The implant will be placed by an experienced implantologist
  • Comprehensive post-operative care and follow-up after each step to ensure that all conditions are ideal for the longevity of the implant
  • Use of high-quality dental implants
  • With our complete range of sedation options provided by our in-house dentist anesthesiologist, there’s no reason for any discomfort during your procedure
  • Give us a call today! NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919

Will I have temporary teeth during the healing phase?

If the implant site is near the front of your mouth, we have a variety of temporary options such as
bridges and transitional implants to get you through the healing phase. In some cases, the permanent tooth can even be placed onto the implant at the same time as surgery.

Do dental implants hurt?

During the dental implant surgery, you will be properly anesthetized at all times you will not feel a thing! We offer a
wide range of sedation options from oral sedation to general anesthesia. The best sedation option for your individual needs can be discussed during your free sedation consultation. And after surgery, you will be relieved to know that most of our patients experience very little, if any, pain that is usually managed well with over-the-counter pain medications. Any necessary prescriptions will be discussed during your visit.

Do dental implants feel like real teeth?

Yes! Your dental implant will feel, look, and operate just like your natural teeth. You will be eating all
of the foods that you used to enjoy with your new, permanent tooth before you know it!

Will I need to miss work for dental implant surgery?

Patients typically take anywhere from a few hours to a few days off of work, depending on the type of sedation, the implant site, and their pre-op health.

What are single-stage implants?

In some cases, we are able to place the implant and leave the soft tissue surrounding it as is. This way, we can avoid a second surgical procedure to uncover the dental implant during the
abutment/restoration stage.

What if I am missing a lot of teeth?

If you are missing many teeth, implant-supported dentures can give you a full arch of prosthetic teeth attached to just a few implants. This option is a great solution for those who need the number of teeth provided by a denture, but do not want the hassle associated with it.

What are the risks and complications associated with dental implants?

Dental implants have a success rate of up to 98% and the procedure has been around for decades,
with continual improvements and discoveries made all along the way. The risks are very low, and closely resemble those of other minor surgical procedures (infection, injury to adjacent teeth, etc.)

How long do dental implants last?

Studies have shown that properly placed and well-cared-for dental implants can last as long as 25
years. Advanced technology and experience enable us to give you the very best shot at keeping yours for life!

When will I have my permanent teeth?

Permanent restorations are placed as early as 1 and as late as 12 months following implant surgery,
depending on your case.

How do I care for my implants?

Care for your implants just like you do your natural teeth: by brushing twice, flossing once daily, and routine dental examinations. Take good care of them and they will take care of you!

Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants!

NOVA Dental Anesthesia has over 20 years of experience with improving patient comfort, smiles, and changing lives. For more information about Implant Dentistry, please contact our Northern VA office.

NOVA Dental Anesthesia Phone Number 703-672-6919