Dental Implant FAQs
Dr. Mark Sowell and his dedicated oral health care team fully prepare you for any dental restoration procedure. During your one-on-one consultation, Dr. Sowell will address any of your dental concerns and answer all of your questions. Every patient’s oral health concerns are unique and require an individualized and comprehensive treatment plan.
Dr. Sowell serves the communities in and around Dallas, Plano, and Frisco, Texas. We welcome new patients and encourage you to reach out with any questions about getting affordable dental implants by Dr. Mark Sowell. Restore the health and function of your smile and get your confidence back.
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, and bite. Implants give patients confidence that their teeth are secure and will not slip while speaking or eating. Commonly, patients report having more confidence and a higher quality of life after replacing missing teeth or dentures with dental implants.
What Are The Alternatives To Dental Implants?
Yes. You may use bridges, dentures, or partial dentures to replace missing teeth. These are removable options that require special fittings and cleaning. Dr. Sowell will help determine the right restorative dental procedure for your missing teeth. You may also opt not to replace your missing teeth.
Missing teeth can lead to infection, bone loss, and other complex dental health concerns.
Will My Diet Be Limited After My Dental Implant Procedure?
We recommend restricting your diet to soft foods for a few days after your implant procedure. 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. Sowell will discuss specific post-surgery procedures with you.
What Material Are Implants Made Of?
Dr. Sowell uses only the most advanced technology and materials in all dental restorations. Dental implants are made of titanium or a titanium alloy and topped with a ceramic dental crown. Today’s modern dental implant materials offer more natural and aesthetically pleasing results.
Many patients say people can not differentiate between their implant and natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Permanent?
Your dental implants could last for over 30 years with proper maintenance and care. Although decay is not possible in dental implants, it is important to maintain the health of the surrounding gums, teeth, and bones to ensure a long-lasting implant.
How Much Pain Will The Dental Implant Procedure?
Dr. Sowell is a certified sedation dentist. Offering 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 encourages patients to speak with him about their dental anxiety to find the right solution for them. Avoiding dental health treatment 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. Regular visits to Dr. Sowell’s Plano dentist office are always highly encouraged.