Rockwall Oral Surgery

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Are Dental Implants RIght for Me?

Have you lost a tooth recently that you are looking to replace? Are you looking at tooth replacement options and wondering which is the best? If so, you have probably come across dental implants and have found yourself wondering if dental implants are the right choice for you. 

Dental implants are the best form of tooth replacement, so we try to make them available to all our patients. If you are in good oral and overall health, you will qualify for dental implants. There are no age restrictions for dental implants.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant serves as the root component of a prosthetic tooth. During a minor surgery, the dentist will surgically implant a small titanium screw below the gum tissue, and into the jawbone.

For the next several months, the implant screw and your jawbone will fuse together, during the process of osseointegration. Once osseointegration is complete, we will attach a support structure, known as an abutment, to the dental implant. After the abutment is in place, we will fabricate and place your final restoration. Thanks to technological advancements, implants can be used to support crowns, partially fixed bridges, full-arch fixed bridges, and fixed dentures

Will the Procedure Hurt?

Thanks to advancements in technology and techniques, implant procedures involve less discomfort than ever before. We use local anesthesia to numb the area and eliminate pain. We also have several forms of sedation available, to put you in a deep state of relaxation. Some sedatives also produce an amnesic effect, meaning you will have little or no memory of the procedure.

Why Do People Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become the gold standard for tooth replacement treatment, because of their many benefits. For one, dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. Your implant-supported restoration will look, feel, and function just like your old teeth. When compared to other restorations, implants offer superior comfort, durability, and stability. Implants do not slip or click when you talk, laugh, or eat. For this reason, many patients find themselves with a greater self-confidence in social situations. Implants also prevent future bone deterioration, because they stimulate the jawbone, another major benefit over other restorations.For more information on dental implants or to schedule an appointment, call our office today at (469) 264-8921.