The professionals at Simpson Dental Associates have the answers you need to a number of questions you may have on implant dentistry and other smile services we offer in Charleston, WV. Be sure to check back on this page often, and we invite you to call or email our office. Our patients rely on our knowledge and experience to help improve your smile and the health of your teeth.

Here are some frequently asked questions on IMPLANT DENTISTRY:

Q. What are dental implants?
A. Dental implants are artificial, titanium substitutes for missing tooth roots. They are placed in the bone just like the tooth they are replacing. There are different designs for different applications.

Q. What are the advantages of implants?
A. Because implants do not need other teeth for support, they do not require attachment to adjacent teeth. They can be used to secure a denture or span an area where there are several missing teeth. They are also the ideal replacement for a single missing tooth.

Q. Can I expect discomfort with dental implants?
A. Most patients report little or no discomfort with the surgery required to place the implants. Most return to work the next day. Complex cases may require a little more recovery time. You may feel a little pinch during the numbing, but otherwise we predict you will be perfectly comfortable.

Q. I’m still not sure about dental implants. What do you recommend?
A. We advise you to speak to someone who has had an implant procedure. Because we have so many satisfied implant patients, many agree to speak to other patients to answer questions. They are happy to share their experience!

Here are some common questions about IMPLANT-SUPPORTED DENTURES:

Q. What made you consider dental implants?
A. Actually, I heard Dr. Simpson on TV talking about solving peoples’ denture problems with dental implants. I had suffered for years, having difficulty eating the foods I know I should and liked.

Q. What sort of problems were you having?
A. Well, I had to really watch what I ate. My lower denture would move around. I was always the last to finish a meal and I felt I looked older than I was.

Q. Was the surgery painful?
A. Actually, the only thing I felt was a little tingle when I got numbed. After that I did not feel a thing. Even after I only had a little soreness. The surgery was much easier than I thought it would be.

Q. Would you do it again knowing what you know now?
A. I wish I had done it years ago. It has been the best thing that I have ever done for myself. I highly recommend implants to other people. Dr. Simpson and his staff were fantastic.

Our dentists at Simpson Dental Associates have been placing and restoring dental implants in Charleston, West Virginia, for over 25 years, providing beautiful solutions for missing teeth. Talk to us to find out how implants may help you. Call our office at (304) 342-6162, or schedule your appointment with Drs. Mark and Christen Simpson!