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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

You may be thinking about dental implants if you’re in need of tooth replacement. Maybe you don’t understand what your dentist recommended to you, or you’re just curious about more information on the procedure. Either way, we’re covering some of the most frequently asked questions that we get at Rockwall Oral Surgery. Read on to learn more!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are, in essence, an artificial tooth that screws into the jaw. The implants are inserted using a titanium screw during minor surgery. The oral surgeon will put this screw below the gum tissue and into the jawbone during the procedure. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

If a patient is in good health overall, they will qualify for dental implants. There is no age restriction for the implants as we try to make this excellent tooth replacement option available for everyone. However, smoking or other systemic diseases may interfere with the dental implants and decrease your tooth replacement options.

Who Can Implant Them?

Not every dentist can provide the option for a dental implant procedure. To ensure the implant’s best possible outcome, dental implant experts, like our professionals at Rockwall Oral Surgery, should be chosen for ideal results. To ease your mind, we invite you to speak with our team of professionals by calling us at (469) 264-8921.

Are Dental Implants as Strong as Natural Teeth?

There is no reason to worry about not enjoying your favorite foods when you have dental implants. You can eat and drink without any worries. In fact, these implants are strong and are immune to tooth decay. Most dental implants will still need to be cared for, much like regular teeth brushing and flossing during your morning and night routine.

Will the Procedure Hurt?

The dental implant procedure uses local anesthesia to numb the area to be treated and eliminate any pain. Some patients may request sedation to relax them further, which may be made available for some patients. Please consult with our experts to choose the right option for a pain-free procedure.

Learn More About Dental Implants

Ready to learn more? Visit our website. If you’re in need of dental implants, please call Dr. Pollock at Rockwall Oral Surgery to make an appointment with our team. You can reach us today at (469) 264-8921. You can also visit our contact page or reach us via email at info@dentalimplantsurgery.com.