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  • Full Mouth Reconstruction

    • What Does Full-Mouth Reconstruction Mean?
      A full-mouth reconstruction is the replacement and rebuilding of any teeth in the mouth that are heavily decayed, broken, or missing. It will help restore the mouth's health and function and give you a beautiful smile. There are many treatments available to patients and reading about the process and what is available is helpful.
    • How Long Does a Full-Mouth Reconstruction Last?
      A full-mouth reconstruction may include one or more operations, and the length of time it takes will vary from patient to patient. Common procedures in a full mouth reconstruction include gum treatment, tooth extractions, implants, and more, all of which can be done at Winterset Dental Care.
  • Dentures

    • Can You Talk Normally With Dentures?
      After about a two-week adjustment period, you will be able to talk and eat as normally as you did before. Dentures sit differently in your mouth than natural teeth, so it may take some practice to get used to them.
    • Do Dentures Feel Normal?
      Dentures feel very normal, but they may feel different in the beginning. Denture wearers should expect a few weeks of adjustment before feeling comfortable with their new teeth.
    • Can You Tell if Someone is Wearing Dentures?
      It is very difficult to tell that if someone is wearing dentures, as they are made to fit your mouth and look like your natural teeth. The only time someone may be able to tell you are wearing dentures is if the fit is wrong or there is staining.
  • Sedation Dentistry

    • What's the Difference Between Oral and IV Sedation?
      Both oral and IV sedation reduce anxiety and help ease patients into a state of relaxation for comfortable dental care. Oral medications are taken by mouth, usually 1 hour before the appointment, and are very effective for simple dental procedures like cleanings, cavities, and root canals. IV (Intravenous) sedation requires an experienced dentist to place an IV line in a vein and provides a deeper relaxation for more extensive dental care requiring longer appointments.
    • How Long Does the Duration of the Sedation Last?
      The effects of sedatives will vary from patient to patient. Oral sedation is expected to last for approximately 1-3 hours after taking the medication and IV sedation can last anywhere between 2-8 hours. As soon as the IV injection is removed, patients begin to wake up after 20 minutes and fully recover within six hours of receiving the IV.
    • Are You Conscious During IV Sedation? How Would You Know?
      IV sedation puts you in a state of semi-consciousness where you won't be fully aware of what's happening but may hear sounds or feel certain sensations throughout your procedure. Patients can respond to verbal cues from the dentist and staff, but will most likely not remember anything once the procedure is over.
  • Teeth Replacement

    • What is the Most Affordable Option to Replace My Teeth?
      Dentures are the most affordable method to replace a full set of teeth. Winterset Dental offers partial and complete dentures, as well as Snap-In Implant Supported Dentures and other Implant Denture Options.
    • Which Teeth Replacement Option is Best for Me?
      The best way to find out which option is best for you is to schedule a Free New Patient Consultation with us so that the doctors can examine your teeth and discuss the different options available to you.
    • Does Dental Implant Treatment Hurt?
      After the implant is placed you might feel some pressure or mild discomfort during your healing process. This generally goes away after a few days and many patients experience little to no pain after this short period.
  • All-on-4

    • Are All-on-4® Dental Implants Permanent?
      The All-on-4® Dental Implants procedure gives you permanent new teeth that can last a lifetime with proper oral care.
    • How Long Does it Take to Heal After All-on-4® Dental Implants?
      After the All-on-4 ® Dental Implants procedure, you may experience some swelling and discomfort for 3–5 days. A week post-surgery, most patients report feeling little to no pain. Your jaw bone and gums may take up to 6 months to completely heal.
    • Is It Hard to Talk With All-on-4 ® Dental Implants?
      All-on-4 ® Dental Implants permanently stay in place, so they are unlikely to affect speech patterns and natural voice. After a short adjustment period, they should look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
  • Dental Implants

    • What is a Dental Implant?
      A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium. It is placed in the jawbone, and a crown, dental bridge, or denture is attached.
    • Is the Procedure Painful?
      Most patients report little to no discomfort. Often, they return to work and daily activities the next day. The doctors are committed to patient comfort and offer IV and deep sedation, as needed.
    • What Success Rate Can I Expect?
      For a healthy individual with good oral hygiene and good health, dental implants have a predictable success rate above 95 percent.
    • Will They Look Like Normal Teeth?
      The teeth attached to dental implants are designed using only high-quality materials that look, feel and function like natural teeth.
    • Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
      Anyone who is in generally good oral health and has adequate jaw bone to support the implant is a good candidate for dental implants. The best candidates for implants are those who maintain regular and thorough oral hygiene routines and visit their dentist regularly.
    • Are Dental Implants Covered By Dental Insurance?
      Depending on your provider, dental implants may be covered by insurance. The best way to know if you are covered is to contact your dental or medical insurance provider to find out.
    • Are Dental Implants Common?
      Because dental implants are one of the most effective and reliable treatment options to replace missing teeth, they are very common in the United States.