Dental One Associates of Dunwoody
5901-B Peachtree Dunwoody Road NE, Suite 250, Atlanta, GA 30328

Face the Facts about Dental Implants

Dental implant and teeth, isolated on blue medical background

Do you have questions about teeth implants? Find all of the answers in this go-to guide.

1. How long does dental implant surgery take?
While the amount of time depends on the case, implants dentistry is usually a very simple procedure that takes less than one hour.

2. Is the procedure painful?
Relax, most patients receive a local anesthetic before treatment to ensure the procedure is painless. Some patients experience minor discomfort once the anesthetic has worn off, but implants dentistry specialists say this discomfort can be eased with an over-the-counter pain medication.

3. Is it okay to eat after implant surgery?
In general, you want to avoid exposing the post-surgical site to food immediately after getting teeth implants. But be assured that most dentists provide detailed instructions about diet and care throughout the healing process.

4. How long will it take to heal after getting dental implants?
Each person and case is different, but implants dentistry experts say that healing typically takes between two to nine months.

5. How long will dental implants last?
You’ll be happy to hear that implants can last for many years with the proper care. In fact, some people have had their implants remain strong for more than 40 years.

6. Is it expensive to get teeth implants?
While implants tend to cost more than other restoration options, they also last much longer, which makes them a more cost-effective choice of care. If price poses a problem, ask your dentist about financing options like DentRite®, which is a discount dental plan that offers significant savings on dental procedures for individuals and families.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Dunwoody today at (404) 381-1490 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Dunwoody, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Dunwoody.

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Patient Reviews
My hygienist, Sima, was the most gentle, efficient, and thorough that I’ve ever had in my life.
Albert B.
I’d definitely recommend Dr. Sarah Thornton and her wonderful staff without any hesitation. They are efficient, great at what they do and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way — […]
Deepika R.
Overall a great experience at this office! All of the staff Members were Very nice and helpful! I had so many questions and Jessica was able to answer all of them!
Geraldine M.
Service at a level that is second to none! Awesome staff very friendly and attentive by far the best dental experience I have ever had!
Billy M.
Friendly knowledgeable staff. Dr. Thornton is great!
Michael M.
First off I would like to say thanks to doctor Sarah and her team for doing an awesome job. I have been terrified of the dentist for many years due to a bad experience, but doctor Sarah has changed […]
Jarvis D.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch even […]
Nona L.
Location and the customer service.
Brittany J.
I am very pleased with the dental care I receive.
Martha H.
I love all the staff and dentist there
Michael C.
Best. Dental practice. Ever!! This is the best dentist office I have ever been to. The staff is Amazing and make you feel right at home. I have recommended this office to everyone, and will continue […]
Chris R.
The entire staff was friendly, knowledgeable and explained everything about my care and options :-) I was nervous about my appointment and they put all of my fear aside.
Michele O.
The staff was friendly, accommodating, and efficient!
Mary W.
Dr. Thornton is the best. Have never had a better experience getting fillings (which isn’t fun).
Kyle S.
Staff always friendly when I come in.
Carolyn W.
You treated me very nice and you made me feel comfortable. You also provided services to me even though I did not have all the money. You did a excellent job cleaning my teeth. You were very […]
Karen V.
I hate the going to the dentist but I love this office and the staff!!! They truly treat you like you are the only one they treat!!
Billy M.
They were friendly, honest, not pushy, and welcoming. I had a great experience.
Patrick G.
Amazing, professional and friendly staff! So great, I actually look forward to going to the dentist. The staff is why I stay loyal to this practice.
Shane S.
The pleasant experience and post follow ups
Antione M.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (404) 381-1490
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