Questions About Dental Implants
Replacing lost teeth with dental implants can offer several important benefits for your oral health, and at our office, we’re happy to answer questions you may have regarding your treatment.
Do I qualify for dental implants?
Most patients who’ve experienced tooth loss qualify for dental implants to replace the roots of their lost teeth. The implant posts are biocompatible, meaning they can bond with virtually anyone’s healthy dental ridge. However, before you can qualify for the implant placement procedure, we’ll ensure that your smile is free of health complications, such as gum disease, and that your dental ridge is strong enough to support the dental implant posts and restorations.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
While dental insurance may cover some of your dental implant procedure, the amount of coverage and eligibility for it varies greatly. Speak with your insurance company if you aren’t sure, and be sure to call our office to speak with our team if you have any additional questions.
Can I receive implants for my current restoration?
Dental implants are popular for patients who’ve recently lost teeth, especially for their ability to help you retain your healthy oral structures. If it’s been a while since you’ve experienced tooth loss and you already rely on a dental bridge or denture, then we’ll examine your oral health to ensure that upgrading to dental implants is a good idea.
How long will my procedure take?
What makes dental implants so advanced as a tooth replacement option is their ability to replace your lost teeth roots. To do this, implants must be placed so that the bone structure can fuse to the implant posts. This process, known as osseointegration, can take an average of 3-6 months, and your permanent restoration can be affixed to the implant posts and abutments once the healing process is complete.
Learn more by calling us today
If you have more questions about dental implants, then speak with our team today. To schedule your consultation, call the Texas Institute of Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery in Midlothian, TX, today at 469-649-8259. We also serve patients who live in Dallas, Mansfield, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Red Oak, Waxahachie, Ft. Worth, and all surrounding communities.