Warning: Illegal string offset 'keywords_time' in /home/dental/public_html/wp-content/plugins/internal_link_building.php/internal_link_building.php on line 102

My teeth are moving into the gap. I have the choice of having a dental implant, or drilling two perfectly healthy teeth to make a bridge. I am slightly dental phobic and would not cope well with lots of pain during either procedure.

Which one should I choose?
Thanks all. Costs are unimportant. I would rather have a healthy mouth long term. Just concerned at the pain during insertion..I don’t numb up well on the lower jaw (maybe should have mentioned that!)

Mini Dental Implants, Dental Mini Implants

Related posts:

  1. How Much Should a Single Dental Implant Replacing a Molar Cost?
  2. Dental Implant Surgery : Denture Risks
  3. Calling All Those Who've Went Through MINI DENTAL IMPLANT Procedure!?!?

5 Responses to “How Painful Is the Dental Implant Procedure?”

  1. LittleMermaid says:

    There is less pain from a dental implant than pulling a tooth. If you were able to tolerate that, then the implant will be a breeze.

    I would certainly not sacrifice the other two teeth to do a bridge. On average, a bridge lasts between 10-20 years, where the implant would last over 30. In my office a complete implant procedure would actually only run a few hundred dollars more than a 3 unit bridge, so the cost isn’t really a factor in the choice for most patients.

  2. Dental Commando says:

    Neither procedure should be painful as anaesthetic is used although postoperatively the implant might be sore for a while. Personally I would go for the implant as it removes the need to drill sound teeth. It is however a less pleasant operation and requires more visits to the dentist so if you are a dental phobic you may be better off with the bridge. Talk your options through with your dentist.

  3. sunnypearlrose says:

    There is very minimal pain after a dental implant surgery and no pain during the procedure either. In most cases, a patient can walk out of the office ready to go back to work. Absolutely go for implants rather than a bridge.

    Since you are dental phobic, you can be prescribed a valium or halcion to relax you during the procedure.

  4. joel c says:

    Sounds like the pain will be minimal either way. How is the cost? Implants are pricey from what I hear.

  5. Chris C says:

    Don’t let the cost be a factor if at all possible. Get the dental implant. You will be much better off in the long run. Find a good periodontist or oral surgeon that specializes in implants. One implant and the right drugs should be a piece of cake. My dad has an implant retained upper denture and I used to sell them. Not being offered an implant as a single tooth replacement option is irresponsible on the part of a general dentist. Don’t grind down two healthy teeth if you don’t have to.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge