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Dental Implant FAQs

Dental Implant FAQs – Richardson, TX

Answering Your Questions About Dental Implants

Many patients are turning to dental implants to restore the look and feel back to their smile. They’re the only comprehensive tooth replacement solution, replacing the visible portion of your tooth and its root. This amazing replacement option has unique benefits, but many people still have questions about them. That’s why we’ve included some frequently asked questions about dental implants in Richardson as well as their answers to give you the information that you need even before making an appointment.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

One of their biggest benefits is that dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care. A good at-home oral hygiene routine and regular dental visits are the best ways to maintain your dental implants. You should also avoid smoking or tobacco use as well as heavy consumption of alcohol because they are risk factors of implant failure. Using these tips, you can expect to enjoy your dental implants for decades to come.

Does the Dental Implant Procedure Hurt?

Many people hear about the dental implant procedure and automatically assume that it’s a painful process. However, the discomfort that you feel during surgery can be compared to a simple tooth extraction. While drilling into your jawbone sounds invasive, your jawbone doesn’t contain pain-sensing nerves, which makes the surgery a lot more comfortable than you may have expected.

Can Dental Implants Help with My Denture?

Yes! We can use dental implants to support your dentures, allowing for you to maintain your smile’s appearance with strong and sturdy function. With some strategically placed dental implants, Dr. Mirsepasi can anchor your denture to your jawbone to create the most comfortable and functional denture that you have ever experienced. This allows for the strongest biting power and the most natural feeling smile, giving you the confidence to eat, speak, and laugh.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

It’s hard to say whether or not you’re a candidate for implants without examining your mouth because of the many variables that can play a role in successful implant placement. However, most candidates will:

  • Have a strong enough jawbone to accommodate implants
  • Be committed to good oral healthcare
  • Attend routine checkups and cleanings at our office
  • Quit any poor lifestyle habits like tobacco use or heavy alcohol consumption

Even if it sounds like you’re not a candidate because of some of the reasons above, Dr. Mirsepasi still may be able to help! He can perform a bone graft to strengthen your jawbone and correct preexisting oral health issues to give you dental implants. The only way to know for sure is to visit our office, where Dr. Mirsepasi will examine your mouth carefully to provide the best recommendation for you.