Your Consultation With Our Implant Dentist
When you visit our office for your initial consultation, you’ll meet with one of our implant dentists, either Dr. Stovall or Dr. Jonelle. They’ll start by asking you some questions about your smile goals and reviewing your dental history.
You’ll also be given a complete dental examination during your consultation. Our CBCT imaging technology generates clear pictures of your smile to help us determine your best treatment option.
If you decide that dental implants are the way to go, we’ll schedule your treatment right away. At this time, we can provide you with an estimate of your overall cost of treatment.
Your Sedation Options
Your comfort is important to us, and we want you to have a pleasant experience every time you visit Stovall Dental. If dental anxiety is an issue for you, we offer sedation dentistry to help you remain calm and eliminate any discomfort.
For your convenience, we feature the following sedation options:
- Nitrous sedation (also called laughing gas)
- Oral conscious sedation
- IV sedation
Before your treatment begins, you can talk to our team about the right sedation option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does the dental implant procedure take?
The dental implant process typically requires anywhere from six to eight months to complete. Most of this time is to allow your gums and jaw to fully heal after the initial surgery. However, the treatment time for dental implants can vary depending on several factors, including the number of implants being placed and whether a supplemental procedure is required.
At your initial consultation, Dr. Stovall will provide you with a customized treatment plan that includes an outline of all necessary procedures, as well as a time estimate.
Is getting dental implants painful?
Before placing your dental implants, Dr. Stovall will apply a local anesthetic to numb the area around the surgical site so you won’t feel a thing. We’re also happy to offer nitrous oxide, oral, or IV sedation for any patients who have sensitive teeth or suffer from dental anxiety.
You may experience some soreness and discomfort after your surgery, but this should fade quickly as your mouth heals. If necessary, you can use over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen to provide relief.