Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you’re missing one, two, or many teeth, dental implants in Plano are by far the best option in tooth replacement. Are you considering getting them for your smile? Find out (almost) everything you need to know about this comprehensive solution for missing teeth in the Antoon Family Dental FAQ!
How do dental implants work?
A dental implant is actually a post that is implanted beneath your gum line where it takes the place of a missing tooth’s root. A single implant can support a dental crown, while two or more implants can be used to support a bridge or a denture. By replacing the missing tooth’s root as well as its visible crown, dental implants provide a truly comprehensive solution to tooth loss.
What are dental implants made out of?
The dental implant post is made out of titanium, a material that promotes the growth of new bone tissue to provide a sturdy foundation for your replacement tooth or teeth. A connecting abutment is often used to attach the prosthetic tooth to the implant post.
What’s the procedure for dental implants?
Dental implant procedures are usually completed in two phases. First is the surgical implantation, where the gum tissue is opened and each implant post is placed with extreme precision. During a recovery period of four to eight months, the jawbone grows around the implant. After this process is complete, the dental implants are exposed and abutments attached. The prosthetic tooth replacement is affixed on top after one more brief healing period.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a number of benefits compared to non-implant-retained options like a traditional bridge or denture. Some of the most considerable advantages include:
- Restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile without difficulty
- Promote better oral and overall health
- No need for denture adhesives to provide security
- Look and feel like your natural teeth
- Can last for many years with proper care
What is the cost of dental implants?
The cost of your dental implant procedure will depend on a few factors, including whether or not you need a bone augmentation procedure beforehand, how many teeth are being replaced, and where in the jaw the missing teeth are located. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Antoon to get an estimate so you know just what to budget for your implant procedure.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Many adults who have recently lost their teeth and are in reasonably good oral and overall health can benefit from dental implants. To find out whether or not they are a great option for your smile, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Antoon’s office! Request an appointment with your Plano implant dentist today.