Let’s Talk About Dental Implants
Hello and welcome to the All Smiles blog!
Today we want to talk about an important topic: tooth loss in adults.
If this ever happens to you, it will be traumatic and embarrassing to say the least. But it can also adversely impact your health and wellness too.
Missing teeth really should be replaced as soon as possible to avoid bite problems, bone deterioration and other issues. In our Jacksonville, TX dentist’s office, we can replace one or more missing teeth with beautiful, high-quality crowns, bridges, dentures, and dental implants.
The latter is probably the best all around method that we currently offer.
To better highlight this innovative treatment, we have assembled a few of the questions that patients often raise during a dental implant consultation. Read on, and then be sure to get in touch to schedule your appointment with our team. We’ll give you plenty to smile about!
How Do Dental Implants Work?
The procedure involves a two-part process. In the first part you will have an implant (the root) surgically inserted into your jawbone. After sufficient healing/fusion has taken place, you will have a crown placed to complete the look of your great new smile.
Will The Implant Surgery Be Painful?
No! We will do everything possible to make it a pain-free and pleasant experience for you. That includes employing sedation dentistry techniques to guarantee that your visit is smooth and comfortable.
Are Dental Implants Comfortable?
Yes! Our implants are crafted to feel like your natural teeth. The artificial tooth, or crown, is custom-made to fit your mouth. It will be the right size, shape, and color to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Nothing else will feel this close to real teeth.
Will Dental Implants Last Forever?
We are happy to report that dental implants are, in fact, designed to last a lifetime but they will require some maintenance, just like your real teeth.
Brushing twice a day for two or more minutes, flossing and rinsing regularly, and visiting the dentist every three to six months will keep you on the right path.
What Are Mini Implants?
If you don’t have enough bone to support a conventional dental implant and you’re looking for an alternative to bone grafting, mini implants may just be the solution for you.
As the name implies, mini implants are smaller than full/conventional implants and are designed to expedite treatment. Mini dental implants can be placed and loaded in one appointment. Like their larger counterparts, each tiny rod (usually made of titanium or other biocompatible materials) is placed strategically to act as tooth root to replacement teeth such as dentures, crowns and bridges.
Are Implants The Best Solution For Me?
Honestly, the only way to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you is to schedule a consultation with our team. When you pay us a visit in-person, Dr. Folden will be able to examine your mouth, take digital X-rays, and assess your bone structure.
After that, we can move forward if it is the right treatment for your current needs.
Can I Start Now?
Yes, you can! Contact us online or call our office at 903-625-9297. We’ll take care of the rest!