Dental Implants: Is sedation dentistry an option?

sedation dentistry CharlottesvilleAre you looking into dental implants as a tooth replacement option? If so, you probably have questions about the procedure. Many patients wonder what they will experience during treatment and if they will be comfortable throughout their procedures. One way that we can ensure a positive experience for our patients is with sedation dentistry.

Sedation is used in various medical and dental procedures to increase physical and emotional comfort. When it comes to placing dental implants, our oral surgeon may administer sedation in the form of nitrous oxide or with prescription medication. Sedation dentistry will calm the mind, relax the body, and enhance the potency of analgesic medication.

If you have questions about your treatment and what to expect, call our office to speak with a member of our team.

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?

There are plenty of reasons to consider dental implants for replacement teeth. These lifelike and biocompatible prosthetics are unique because they replace the lost root structure of teeth. Other prosthetics only address the loss of visible tooth structure.

By replacing the roots of teeth, the restorations or prosthetics attached to dental implants are secured by the jawbone. This means that a person’s replacement tooth will not move during oral function. It also means that neighboring teeth will be supported by the dental implant and its restoration.

An additional benefit to choosing implants is the fact that dental implants keep the jawbone stimulated. Many patients who have endured tooth loss develop bone loss. Bone deterioration occurs after losing teeth because the roots are no longer present to keep bone active.

Will My New Teeth Look Natural?

Dental implants can look exactly like biological teeth. In fact, a dental implant with a tooth-colored restoration can look better than your biological tooth. The restorations attached to dental implants can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain and porcelain fused to metal. Restorations made from porcelain perfectly mimic natural tooth structure while providing a durable biting surface for optimal oral function.

Call us at Charlottesville Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center for questions about sedation dentistry or to reserve a tooth loss consultation with our oral surgeon.