Dr. Joe Field receives hundreds of questions about the dental implant process every day. In order to make things easier for our current and prospective Bay Area dental implant patients, Dr. Field answers some of the most frequently answered questions below.
If you have additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office. We’re happy to take your questions and schedule you for a consult so you can find out more.
Dental implants are one of the best treatment options for restoring missing or broken teeth, and are becoming a popular choice among patients looking to restore their smile. Dental implants dental implants look natural, and feel and function just like your normal teeth. And because they’re fused with your jaw bone, your dental implants are permanent, giving you a beautiful, perfect smile that lasts a lifetime.
Most patients report that neither the dental implant process nor the healing period is as bad as they expected. Dr. Field goes above and beyond to ensure the comfort of all his patients. You’ll be provided with dark glasses to offset the overhead lights, headphones to drown out sound (especially important for patients who feel unease at the sound of the drill), and you can also opt for additional services like aromatherapy, chair massages, and paraffin wax hand treatment.
During the implant procedure, Dr. Field will administer local anesthetic or IV sedation so that you’ll feel no pain while your implant is being placed.
As your recover from your implant surgery, you may feel some pain and swelling, but the discomfort is usually mild enough to be managed with over the counter medications. Pain-sensitive patients are always encouraged to ask Dr. Field about prescription medications and other pain-reducing techniques to help ease the recovery process.
Getting dental implants to replace missing or broken teeth doesn’t mean you have to put your life on hold. Dr. Field can often provide same-day treatment, so you leave the office with beautiful, natural-looking teeth in a matter of hours. While you may experience 24-48 hours of discomfort immediately following your surgery. If you follow the after-care instructions provided by Dr. Field, you should experience a quick and relatively painless recovery,with most post-op symptoms subsiding in a matter of days, or up to a few weeks.
Yes! Many people have metal sensitivities and allergies, while others simply prefer not to use metal implants. Dr. Field works with both titanium and zirconia implants, so if you have metal allergies or would prefer metal-free implants, feel free to ask Dr. Field about the best options for you during your consultation. And remember that no matter which type of implant you choose–be it titanium of zirconia–your dental implants will be just as strong as your original teeth (if not stronger), and provide you with a permanent, natural-looking smile.
The cost of treatment depends on whether you need a single dental implant or multi-unit implants. For more complex procedures such as full mouth restorations and dental implants and Invisalign combination treatments, costs also tend to vary.
While patients tend to worry that dental implants will break the bank, most are pleasantly surprised to discover that implants are actually quite affordable.
Whatever you do, don’t forgo the treatment you need simply because of financial concerns. Dental implants do more than fix missing teeth and restore your smile: they’re a permanent investment in your oral health and your overall health. We help our patients from all over the Bay Area pay for their dental implants, and we work with a variety of budgets. We’ll help you maximize your dental benefits and show you the many options available to finance your treatment.
If you have concerns about paying for dental implants, see our Costs and Financing page for more information. Our goal is to make dental implants affordable for all of our Bay Area patients, and we’ll work with you tomake sure that you get the treatment you need.
Our goal is to make dental implants affordable for all of our Bay Area patients, and we’ll work with you to make sure that you get the treatment you need.
Our patients are not limited to Los Altos. We see people from all over California’s greater Bay Area, so it’s entirely feasible for you to travel to our office for an implant procedure.
If you have any additional questions or concerns about your missing teeth, or how dental implants can work to restore your smile, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule a no-obligation consultation with Dr. Joseph Field today.
99 3rd Street
Los Altos, CA 94022
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Tuesday: 7AM – 6PM
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Thursday: 7AM – 5PM
Friday: 8AM – 5PM