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Frequently Asked Questions about Dental Implants in McKinney


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act as a permanent solution for people with missing teeth. They are as strong as your natural teeth, and let you eat anything you want without thinking about your teeth slipping when you talk, eat, and laugh. Implants give you a natural smile as well.

When do you need dental implants?

  • When you have missing teeth or severly broken or damaged teeth due to some facial trauma
  • When your dentures don’t fit properly.
  • When there is a sign of infection due to periodontal disease or other causes and the tooth cannot be saved.
  • When jaw bone seems to be deteriorating because of missing teeth.
  • When facial muscles start sagging due to lost teeth.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are made of titanium and they appear like the shape of screws. They are able to permanently attach to the jawbone through a procedure called osseointegration. This bonding is so effective that it enables dental implants to function like your original teeth and helps you to chew and bite normally again.

Why makes dental implants the best?

  • A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss
  • Prevents Bone Loss
  • Resembles Your Natural Teeth
  • Revives Bite Force
  • They can support other tailor-made restorations like dentures, bridges and crowns
  • Restores your smile's Natural Appearance
  • Enables Natural Speech
  • No worrying about cavities
  • Easy Maintenance
  • No Awkward Slippage
  • Supports Adjacent Teeth

Will dental implants last a lifetime?

Studies have revealed that properly positioned and properly-cared for dental implants can last for a lifetime.

What is the dental implants procedure?

  • The dentist removes the damaged tooth if it hasn't already come out.
  • The jawbone is prepared for surgery, which might include a bone grafting procedure, if you do not have adequate jaw bone to hold the Implants.
  • Once the jawbone heals, the implant is inserted into the gum line.
  • Once the jaw heals, the dentist will position the abutment (the piece that screws into the implant) and fix the artificial tooth on top.

What are dental implants made of?

Dental implants are built of titanium. An implant consists of three parts: the implant itself (a titanium screw that is positioned in the jawbone), the abutment (a connector between the implant and crown), and the crown (the portion that is visible and appears like a tooth).

How do I care for my dental implants?

  • Use a Soft Nylon Toothbrush
  • Say ‘NO’ to Abrasive Items
  • Floss Daily
  • Stay Away from Sticky/Hard Foods
  • Use a mouth-wash
  • Quit Smoking and Alcohol Intake
  • Schedule Regular Visits to your Dentist

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants depends on each patient’s case. That’s why the perfect way to get an appropriate estimate of what your average cost will be is by calling us to book a consultation. We look forward to restoring your lovely smile.

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