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Should You Get Dental Implants?

Dental Implants Plano, TX — Dr. Jason Roe

If you are one of the millions of Americans that have suffered from tooth loss or are on the verge of losing a very important tooth, a dental implant can be a great option. Dental implants have been around for half a century, but have become very mainstream in the last 20 years. Advances in dental technology have improved dental implant success.Dental implants are one of Dr. Jason Roe’s many services he offers. 

Now, in many instances, a dental implant can be placed at the same time that a problematic tooth has to be removed. Sometimes a temporary crown can be attached to the dental implant at the very same appointment.

That means that a patient can present with a problematic tooth such as a broken tooth, a tooth with a cavity, or an infected, painful tooth and receive a replacement the same day.

Dental Implants Are a Great Choice For Tooth Replacement

When presenting to have a diseased or problematic tooth removed, the dentist will evaluate to see if you are a candidate for an immediate dental implant.  If so, the tooth can be removed and the socket prepared for a dental implant.

The dental implant can be placed into the socket to serve as a root replacement for a new crown.  In conditions where there is sufficient bone and dental implant stability, the dental implant can be fitted with a temporary crown.

Oftentimes, the temporary crown is adjusted so that it doesn’t touch when one bites their teeth together. Patients are encouraged to be careful with the immediate temporary crown, but they are able to leave smiling with their new tooth in place.

For those faced with having to deal with missing teeth or loss of one of their top front teeth, this option can be a life-saver. Imagine losing a front tooth without a replacement plan in place. No one should ever have to walk around hiding their smile with their hand for fear of someone seeing them without a tooth.

Commonly Asked Questions

We receive many commonly asked questions from our patients when they are in our office. Here are a few that we receive:

How Painful is a Dental Implant?

Every patient experiences a different level of pain from their implant procedure. It is important to note that this is oral surgery and there is a recovery period. Just like any surgery, a patient can feel various degrees of pain or discomfort during the healing process. It takes 3 months for the implant to heal before we can place the crown.

How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?

As long as the implant doesn’t fail, it should be lost upwards of 25 years or more. There are some factors that can cause it to come out later in life, such as bone loss or periodontal disease.

Are You Put to Sleep For Dental Implants?

You can be put to sleep for your implant procedure as long as you go to an oral surgeon. In our office, we can sedate patients, but not to the level as an oral surgeon would. If the procedure isn’t complicated, many patients opt for mild sedation.

Will I Be Missing My Teeth While the Implant Heals?

No, we will provide you with a denture or partial to wear while your mouth heals. Since it takes 3 months before you can place the crown on the implant, you will need a solution. That is you will continue to wear your dentures or partial until healing is complete.

Dental Implants in Plano, TX Are Very Successful

An informed patient often inquires as to the success of dental implants.  Dental implants are very successful, they also look like natural teeth. Multiple studies over multiple years continuously reveal that dental implants often have success rates in the high 90th percentile. This means that although some implants do fail, the number of failing implants is very small.

With proper planning, attention to detail, patient compliance, and dentist oversight, dental implant success is very achievable. Having dental insurance is a plus to help with cost.

Contact Us

If you have a missing tooth/teeth and you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of  dental implants and how they can help you smile with confidence and chew with comfort, call Dr. Jason Roe in Plano, TX today at 972-962-9872. We are here for you and your dental care contact us today. 

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