Tiger Family Dental

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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If you are new to Sedalia and need a family dentist, you probably have some questions about our dental office and the care we provide.

Here are some of our common questions, but if you do not see yours listed here, use our handy contact form to send us an email or just pick up the phone and give us a call. All questions are welcome. We want you to feel confident in your choice of dentists.

Dental Implants


Dental Implants are Routine and Comfortable

One of the biggest misconceptions about dental implants is that they are an invasive, painful procedure...that's not the case at all! The placement of dental implants is a routine, comfortable experience that can be done with local anesthetic very much like a filling or crown. With any procedure at Tiger Family Dental, it is our priority to make it a comfortable, pain-free experience, and dental implants are no exception. Dental implant appointments are typically less than one hour in length, and minimal to no pain.


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Minimal discomfort after the procedure is common, but over the counter anti-inflammatories (Ibuprofen, Aleve) will help with any discomfort that may occur. Resorbable sutures are commonly placed following implant placement, they will not require another appointment as they will fall out on their own in typically 2-5 days.

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Don't let the fear of pain keep you from achieving the smile you deserve! Schedule your free consult today to see if dental implants would be a good option for you!


We Don't Take Extractions Lightly

We never take an extraction lightly because all your teeth play an important role in your oral health. Despite our best efforts, however, we may have to extract a tooth due to decay, fracture, periodontal disease, or trauma.

If you have had an extraction at another office but have not yet discussed a proper replacement option, we can help.

Replacing teeth is necessary to maintain adequate bone to support the jaws.


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Without replacement, your adjacent teeth can tip into the gap in your smile, and your opposing teeth can grow down or up excessively without the tooth to oppose it. This process can expose the root of your tooth, which creates sensitivity and increases the risk of decay in your root. Eventually, it can lead to more tooth loss, perpetuating the cycle.

It is best to replace your tooth as soon as possible after an extraction, but even if it has been awhile, we can still help.

Implants Prevent Bone Loss

Implants can serve to replace your missing tooth and prevent the consequences of tooth loss, including the possibility of losing other teeth. Additionally, dental implants protect your bone density by mimicking your natural tooth. When tooth loss occurs, bone loss often follows. Dental implants stop this process and protect your oral health, the appearance of your smile, and your facial structure. Call today to schedule a consultation.


Living with full tooth loss can be devastating. Even with removable dentures, it is not quite the same as having your natural teeth. At Tiger Family Dental, we hold no judgments and sympathize with your situation.

The good news is that dental implants are a great solution to full tooth loss, and you don’t even have to get a lot of implants!

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small, titanium screw. Our top Sedalia, MO implant dentist implants this thin screw into your jaw, and it bonds with your jawbone after a few months. When bonding is complete, you are ready for a natural-looking restoration tooth.

In the event of full tooth loss, a few dental implant posts, usually about four, are strong enough to support an entire denture!

Because implant posts bond with your jawbone, they also support jawbone health—meaning your jawbone without tooth roots can diminish and leave you with a sunken appearance. Dental implant posts help combat this issue.

Also, with dental implant-supported dentures in Sedalia, MO, you don’t have to worry about slippage or adhesives.

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If you would like an exam with our top cosmetic dentist in Sedalia, MO to learn whether dental implants are right for you, give us a call!

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*Tiger Family Dental will be opening May 4th*

 We have made several modifications to follow guidelines and some staff are playing different roles. We will not have full availability to schedule. If your appointment was cancelled due to COVID-19 our office will call you to reschedule. We are having to make several adjustments to the schedule to follow guidelines. We kindly ask for your patience during this time. Thank you, TFD