What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. They provide a stable foundation for supporting prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, offering a permanent solution for tooth replacement.

Are dental implants safe?

Yes, dental implants are a safe and effective treatment for replacing missing teeth. The procedure has been used for decades, with a high success rate. Our skilled team at Rowlett Family Dentistry and Orthodontics uses advanced technology and techniques to ensure your safety and the success of your dental implants.

How long do dental implants last?

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, even a lifetime. Factors like good oral hygiene, regular dental check-ups, and avoiding harmful habits (like smoking) contribute to the longevity of your implants.

What is the dental implant procedure like?

The dental implant procedure involves several stages. It begins with a consultation and planning, followed by the surgical placement of the implant(s) into the jawbone. After a healing period, during which the implant integrates with the bone, a custom-made prosthetic tooth (crown) is attached to the implant. The entire process can take several months, but the result is a stable, long-lasting tooth replacement.

Does getting dental implants hurt?

The surgical placement of dental implants is typically performed under local anesthesia, so you won’t feel pain during the procedure. Afterward, some discomfort and swelling are common but can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Our team at Rowlett Family Dentistry and Orthodontics will provide you with post-procedure care instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants can vary depending on the number of implants needed, additional procedures (such as bone grafting), and other factors. During your consultation at Rowlett Family Dentistry and Orthodontics, we will provide you with a detailed cost estimate and discuss payment options to help you plan for your treatment.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Some dental insurance plans may cover a portion of the cost of dental implants, but coverage varies. We recommend checking with your insurance provider to understand your benefits. Our team at Rowlett Family Dentistry and Orthodontics can assist with insurance claims and help you explore financing options if needed.

Can anyone get dental implants?

Dental implants are suitable for most people, but certain conditions can affect eligibility. Healthy gums and sufficient jawbone density are essential for successful implant placement. During your consultation, we will assess your oral health and determine if dental implants are right for you. If not, we can discuss alternative tooth replacement options.

How do I take care of dental implants?

Taking care of dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups are crucial to maintaining implant health. Avoiding excessive pressure and harmful habits, like smoking, can also help prolong the life of your dental implants.