Dr. Charles Schof of the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence is dedicated to providing the very best dental care for patients in Mandeville.
As an expert implant dentist, he has years of experience working with both standard dental implants and implant supported dentures, like Hybridge dentures. If you’re interested in an alternative to dentures and dental bridges, you’re in the right place.
In this blog, the Mandeville Center for Dental Excellence will answer a few frequently asked questions about dental implants and implant-supported dentures. Let’s get started!
The short answer is yes. Dental implants require oral surgery to place the post. However, advances in dental technology have allowed doctors like Dr. Charles Schof to provide fast and accurate placements, which result in quicker recovery times and better overall restorations.
For the first two days after the dental post is implanted, patients may suffer from some swelling, pain, and discomfort. However, this usually fades within a few days, and prescription medication can help address serious discomfort.
After about a week, you should feel relatively normal and be able to return to normal activities with no restrictions. Make sure that you follow Dr. Schof’s instructions for a proper recovery in order to minimize risk of infection and discomfort.
In a word, yes! The post of the dental implant bonds permanently with your gum tissue and jaw bone and cannot be removed. In addition, the dental crown that attaches to it is built from durable porcelain, which has a lifespan of 30+ years, with proper care. It can also be created in a single appointment using PlanScan® technology.
The success rate of dental implants is 98%, thanks to advances in placement techniques, material design, and surgical technology. This means that the vast majority of patients will experience no adverse effects when getting a dental implant, and it will likely last you the rest of your life.
This depends on the kind of denture you get. There are two primary types of implant dentures.
Implant overdentures essentially “snap” into place, adhering to 4 or more dental implants placed in the mouth. This allows them to be removed, if desired, but still provides a solid platform that is more secure than denture adhesives.
In other cases, patients can opt for a “fixed denture”, which is permanently attached to the posts and abutments of the dental implants. This can be removed, if necessary, but only by a dentist.
Consult Dr. Schof to determine whether overdentures or fixed implant restorations are right for you.
As a leader in the world of implant dentistry and restorative dentistry, Dr. Charles Schof is an ideal choice for you, whether you’re considering implant dentures or a traditional dental implant.
Don’t wait. Get the smile you’ve always wanted and don’t let missing teeth affect your lifestyle. Contact us for an appointment now at (985) 626-4401, or come to our office at 240 Dalwill Drive, Mandeville, La. 70471.