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Is the implant placement painful?
No, it is usually done under local anesthesia. Most procedures can be done in your dentist’s office.

How much pain will I feel after implant placement?
The discomfort you may feel should be minor. Your dentist may prescribe medication to alleviate any pain you may have.

How long does it take to place dental implants?
Usually 30-60 minutes, depending on the location and the number of implants.

What can I eat after having an implant placed?
Your dentist will outline a diet for the next few days including some soft foods.

How long does placement, healing and construction of the replacement teeth take?
The entire process usually takes from 3 to 9 months, depending on your treatment plan.

How do I care for my implant?
Home care for your implants consists of brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits are required for long-term health and success.

How long does an implant last?
If your body accepts the implant, it should last many years if cared for properly. Many implants have been in place for more than 40 years.

If my body rejects an implant, what happens?
The implant is removed and the site is allowed to heal. Another implant can usually be placed after healing.

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