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Dental Implants FAQsArgyle, TX

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

frequently asked questions about dental implants in Argyle, TX

As a professional dental office offering dental implants, we often encounter people with several questions about dental implants. Here are some frequently asked questions and their answers:

Are dental implants painful?

While you should expect discomfort during the initial healing phase, we perform the procedure under local anesthesia or sedation, minimizing pain or discomfort. Your dentist will provide appropriate pain management strategies for a comfortable recovery.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants can last forever if you care for and maintain them properly. The implant post will integrate with your jawbone, providing the most stable and long-lasting foundation for your replacement teeth.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are considered safe and effective. They are made from biocompatible materials, mostly titanium, which is well-tolerated by the body. The implant procedure is performed under strict sterile conditions by experienced dental professionals, minimizing the risk of complications.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for almost any adult in good oral health and sufficient bone density in the jaw. However, certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes, cancer treatment, or smoking, may affect the success of the implant. Your dentist will evaluate your overall health, your jawbone structure, and your oral health to determine if qualify for teeth implants.

Can the body reject dental implants?

Dental implants are made of several materials but the most popular is titanium, a biocompatible material that is well-tolerated by the body. However, in rare cases, the body may reject the implant due to underlying medical conditions or other factors. Your dentist will carefully evaluate your suitability for implants to minimize the risk of rejection.

How long does the dental implant process take?

The entire dental implant process, from consultation to placing the dental restoration, can take several months to a year or more. The healing and osseointegration phase is vital and will take several months, ensuring the implant is securely integrated with the jawbone.

Does dental insurance cover dental implants?

Dental insurance coverage for teeth implants will vary depending on your insurance provider and plan. Some plans offer to cover a portion of the cost, while some will not cover any portion of the cost of implants. It’s essential to check with your insurance company and discuss financing options with your dental professional.

How do I take care of my dental implant restoration?

In most cases, a dental implant-supported restoration requires the same type of maintenance and care as a traditional dental restoration and natural teeth. The most important thing you must do is maintain good oral health. Keeping your gum tissue and teeth healthy will help support the surrounding tooth structures and dental implants. Brush your teeth a few times daily and floss at least once daily. Also, visit your dentist twice a year.

Depending on the type of dental restoration you have, you may need to add a few extra cleaning steps to your nightly routine. For example, you must floss under an implant-supported dental bridge to remove food and debris.

Will you be able to notice my dental implants?

The dental implant fixtures are implanted in the jawbone, acting as replacement teeth roots. No one can see them, not even you. We will ensure your replacement teeth (the dental restoration) fit inside your mouth, match the color of your surrounding teeth, and are the appropriate size. This will ensure your new, false teeth are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

Can I replace my denture with dental implants?

If you replace your teeth with a denture, switching to dental implants is always possible. Many people struggle with dentures that do not fit properly. We understand this is the faster and cheaper option. However, dental implants provide a more secure option to replace teeth. Your Argyle dentist can place 2-8 dental implants in the jawbone and secure a denture to create a more durable and functional smile.