Can I receive dental implants?
Most people who are healthy enough to undergo minor dental procedures are also healthy enough to receive dental implants. Sometimes, implant placement is impossible when extensive bone loss has taken place around the gums and jaw. If this is the case, your oral surgeon may still be able to place an implant after a bone grafting procedure.
To find out if you are eligible for implant treatments, you should have a consultation with a board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, such as Dr. Kovach at Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Once the treatment and recovery process is complete, your dental implants can be brushed, flossed, and cared for just like natural teeth. You may have to return to the office every couple of years for minor adjustments, but as long as you attend your regular dental visits, your implants should be fine.
How long is the recovery period after dental implants?
Dental implants are so secure because they integrate naturally with the bone in your jaw. Bone takes longer to heal than other tissues, which is why full healing takes a few months. Full recovery takes anywhere between three and six months, depending on the condition of your jaw, your age, and other factors.
It’s important to realize that this three-to-six month recovery period is referring to the amount of time it takes for the implants to be strong enough to endure full chewing forces. As long as you are careful not to chew hard foods around the implant site, most patients are back to their normal routines within a few days after surgery. The recovery after dental implant placement is easier than when having a tooth extracted.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of your dental implant procedure can vary depending on the number of implants you receive, your insurance coverage, and other factors. The only accurate way to know the cost of your implant procedure is to have a consultation with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, so be wary of advertisements for bargain or low-cost implants.
Are dental implants painful?
The procedure for receiving dental implants is usually performed under local anesthetic or IV sedation, which will prevent any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your oral surgeon will likely prescribe a pain medication to control any discomfort after the surgery, but many patients find that they do not need the medication. Usually, patients can return to their normal routines just a few days after the procedure.
Where can I get dental implants?
If you live near Willow Park, TX, Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers a wide variety of dental implant procedures to replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. Feel free to contact our office for more information.
Give our office a call at (817) 441-5000. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.