Dental implants are dental restorations that we use to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants are made up of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown. Dr. Samantha Leatherwood provides treatment with dental implants to improve the stability and aesthetics of the smile. She can help patients missing multiple teeth or even full arches of teeth with implant restorations at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. We will answer questions about dental implant treatment in our Denton, TX office below.
Dental Implant FAQs
Many patients have these common questions about dental implant treatment:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are a versatile treatment that provides durability, longevity, and improved oral health to patients with missing teeth. In addition, implants look and feel like natural teeth while helping to retain the bone and jaw structure. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants can prevent common problems shifting and misaligned teeth, speech issues, overcrowded teeth, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Are dental implants painful?
Local anesthesia is always used to numb the implantation area. Patients typically feel some pain or soreness after their implant treatment, but excessive pain is abnormal. Please contact our office if you are in severe pain or have any complications after the procedure. We can help patients with dental emergencies.
How long is the dental implant process?
It can take four to nine months to complete the full dental implant process. This time depends on whether or not you require additional services before receiving dental implants. Patients who need bone grafting services or need to treat a tooth or gum infection will need these problems treated beforehand. Dental implants also require time to fuse to the jawbone during a process called osseointegration. This process ensures that the implants are stable in the mouth.
Call Our Dental Office Today
Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you want to try a natural-looking dental restoration to replace missing teeth? Try restorative treatment with dental implants. Call Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for comfortable care today at 940.398.0181. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Leatherwood on our website.