Dental Implants Are the Preferred Treatment for Missing Teeth
For reasons that most dental professionals can’t understand, a dental implant procedure seems to have a reputation as being a scary one. Whether it’s from conversations over coffee or stories from friends and family, the truth behind a dental implant procedure is that it is far preferred over the alternative of wearing dentures.
Get the Answers You Need
At Promont Dental Design, we’re committed to making every one of our patients feel comfortable not only in their dental decision, but during their dental visits in general. That’s why we’ve listed the following most commonly asked questions about dental implants – it’s our way of helping you feel more comfortable in knowing that you’ve made the right decision.
Why is the dental implant procedure becoming more and more popular? A happy, healthy smile is on the top of everyone’s priority lists, and dental implants provide the most natural looking and functioning tooth replacement for one or more missing teeth in modern dentistry.
A friend mentioned something about bone loss…what’s up with that? When someone is missing one or more teeth in their jaw, the bone that had been supporting the teeth can become weakened. So, why is this a concern when it comes to cosmetic dentistry? Because a deteriorating bone can not only impair your ability to eat and chew comfortably, but it will change the natural shape of your face.
How long is the dental implant process? Each patient will be different depending on how many teeth need to be replaced, the strength of the bone that will be supporting the implants, and other considerations such as age, general health, and medical history; however, as a rule of thumb, the process can take anywhere between several months to over a year. When you visit our Frisco dental office for an examination, we’ll be able to develop a treatment plan that is more tailored to your specific situation so you won’t have such a wide timeframe.
Does the dental implant procedure hurt? Again, every patient will experience the implant procedure differently. Some patients do not require any pain management, others require sedation and post-treatment pain medication. Because of this extreme variation, Promont Dental Design will listen to your concerns and take them into full consideration before treatment even begins.
I think I’m ready to learn more. Now what? Our dental care team will schedule a consultation to answer any remaining questions you have about dental implants – or any other dental concern – in our friendly Frisco dentist office.