Due the guidelines and restrictions from the State of Texas and the Texas Dental Association we will be limiting our services to essential procedures only. We will be continuing any procedures of an emergency nature, address ability to eat, reduce pain, and followup on previous procedures. If you are experiencing symptoms like bleeding gums, pain, or an ongoing bad taste please contact us. Routine checkups and hygiene cleanings will be suspended until after April 21st, 2020.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

Placing a single implant may take as little as thirty minutes, while a complex surgery requiring multiple replacements can take more than 3–4 hours. After the implant is placed, the patient schedules a follow-up appointment several months later to allow the implant to properly heal and fuse with the jawbone.

 

Improved appearance. Dental implants look and feel like your own teeth, Improved speech (with poor-fitting dentures, the teeth can slip within your mouth, causing you to mumble or slur your words), improved comfort, easier eating, improved self-esteem, improved oral health, durability, convenience.

 

In the past, a bridge was your only choice, and still involves more than just the missing tooth. The adjacent teeth need to be "prepped" by removing most of the enamel in order to fabricate the bridge. With dental implants, however, the dentist replaces just the individual tooth for a result that is stronger and permanent.

Some insurance plans cover implants, and some do not. ... The crown attached to the abutment of a dental implant can be covered under some dental plans. Some medical insurance plans are beginning to cover aspects of dental implants, especially if there are medical complications as a result of tooth loss.

 

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