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Dental Implant FAQs Plano, TX

Dr. Mark Sowell, Dr. Chen, and our dental care team will fully prepare you for any dental restoration procedure. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Chen and Dr. Sowell will address your dental concerns and answer questions. Every patient’s oral health concerns are unique and require an individualized and comprehensive dental implant treatment plan.

Dr. Chen and Dr. Sowell serve the communities in and around Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, Texas. We welcome new patients and encourage you to reach out with any questions. You will find affordable dental implants from Dr. Sara Chen and Dr. Mark Sowell at our Plano dental office. Restore the health and function of your smile and get your confidence back using dental implants.

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What Are The Benefits of Having a Dental Implant Procedure?

Dental Implants have many long-term benefits for patients. They offer a stable and natural-looking solution to missing teeth. They can replace the missing tooth without having to disrupt the surrounding healthy teeth as required when placing a bridge.

Dental implants can help prevent periodontal health deterioration, bone structure loss, and bite issues. Implants give patients confidence that their teeth are secure and will not slip while speaking or eating. Patients report having more confidence and a higher quality of life after replacing missing teeth with dental implants. To learn more about the benefits, visit Benefits of Dental Implants.

What Are The Alternatives To Dental Implants?

If you are not a suitable candidate for dental implants or prefer different treatment options, there are alternatives. You may elect to use dental bridges, cosmetic dentures, or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. However, these are mostly removable options that require special fittings and routine maintenance.

A fixed dental bridge involves placing crowns on the adjacent teeth to support a prosthetic tooth or teeth. This can be a good option for a patient who has healthy neighboring teeth that can support the bridge.

Removable cosmetic dentures are dental appliances that replace missing teeth and surrounding tissues. They can provide an aesthetic solution for individuals with multiple missing teeth but require daily maintenance.

In certain cases, orthodontic treatment may actually be an effective alternative to dental implants. By moving an existing tooth into the lost tooth gap, orthodontics can help improve both the function and aesthetics of your mouth.

Dr. Chen and Dr. Sowell can help you determine the right restorative dental procedure for your missing teeth. If you opt to not replace your missing teeth, it can lead to infection, bone loss, and other complex dental health concerns.

Will My Diet Be Limited After My Dental Implant Procedure?

Initially, yes you will have to adjust your diet to make sure that the dental implants adjust properly. We recommend restricting your diet to soft foods for a few days after your dental implant surgery. Your bone structure needs time to heal and secure the titanium posts. Eating difficult-to-chew food can irritate the healing process.

After about a week, you can resume your normal diet. Dr. Chen and Dr. Sowell will discuss specific post-surgery procedures with you that include a recommended diet.

What Material Are Implants Made Of?

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen use only the most advanced technology and materials in all dental restorations. Dental implants consist of titanium or a titanium alloy. Titanium is a biocompatible compound that the human body doesn’t reject.

The titanium is resistant to corrosion and very strong. Dentists also use titanium alloy in other dental applications, such as orthodontic wires, brackets, and dental instruments.

Today’s modern dental implants look more natural and are aesthetically pleasing because of the compounds. Many of our patients say that people can’t differentiate between their implants and natural teeth!

Are Dental Implants Permanent?

Yes, the dental implant post specifically is permanent and will last well past your lifetime. Our complete dental implants could last for over 30 years with proper maintenance and care. Although decay is not possible in dental implants, you should maintain the health of the surrounding gums, teeth, and bone. This will ensure a long-lasting dental implant restoration.

How Much Pain Will The Dental Implant Procedure?

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen are certified sedation dentists. We offer several different sedation dentistry methods. Our team will work to ease your dental anxiety and reduce pain to a minimum. Many of our patients are surprised at how painless the procedure and healing process is.

Dr. Sowell and Dr. Chen encourage patients to speak with them about their dental anxiety. Our dentists will find the right solution for anxious patients. Avoiding dental health treatments can lead to lengthier and more expensive procedures.

Do Dental Implants Require Special Care?

Treat dental implants like your natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing are essential to maintaining your dental implants’ long-term health and function. Keeping your gum and bone healthy and strong will help to maintain your implant for a lifetime. We will also recommend regular visits to Dr. Chen’s and Dr. Sowell’s Plano dental office for checkups.

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