Our dental office wants you to get the most out of your smile. That is why Dr. Mark Givan offers dental implants in Fort Worth, Texas, to help you restore missing teeth. Learn more about this treatment by calling our practice at 817-926-5556 and scheduling an appointment with our knowledgeable and friendly dentist and team.
Dental implants are recommended by many dentists as an excellent tooth replacement option due to their durability, dependability and versatile applications. Regardless of the number of teeth that need replacing, dental implants can offer a durable and attractive repair. Each of these implants is made up of two elements, the first of which is an implant post: a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone where the lost tooth or teeth were once located. This screw serves as a stand-in for the tooth’s root, making sure that your restoration is kept securely in place. Usually, a healing period is needed after the screw has been inserted to allow the bone to meld with the screw.
Our dentist can attach the dental implant restoration to the post after this healing time is over. The visible part of your missing tooth or teeth is replaced with this restoration, which also caps the implant to complete your smile. Depending on your needs and the condition of your smile, the restoration may consist of a dental bridge, dental crown, complete or partial denture, or a combination of these. The restoration is designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth and improve your smile’s appearance and functionality.
With appropriate maintenance efforts, similar to caring for your own natural teeth, your dental implant has the potential to last a lifetime, making them a fantastic investment for patients whose missing teeth are getting in the way of their oral function or appearance. Visit us for a consultation about your dental implants in Fort Worth, Texas. We look forward to meeting you for your one-on-one implant consultation.
Dental Implant FAQ
Does It Hurt To Get Dental Implants?
With the amount of local anesthetic (and possible sedation) that is administered during the implant placement surgery, you should not feel any pain during the procedure. In fact, most patients are able to return to work the very next day. However, you may feel a bit sore afterward, but this discomfort should only last a few days. In the meantime, you can take prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication as needed. It may also help to hold a cold compress to your cheek in ten-minute intervals.
Am I Too Young or Too Old for Dental Implants?
In most cases, dental implants are not recommended for children because their facial muscles and bones have not quite finished developing. For this reason, most dentists will wait to place implants until a patient is at least 18 years old. On the bright side, there is no upper age limit for dental implants. Even patients in their nineties have used them to rebuild their smiles! While older patients are more likely to require a bone graft prior to implant surgery, you can never be “too old” for this treatment.
How Do I Make My Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are actually surprisingly easy to maintain. For the most part, simply care for them as you would care for your natural pearly whites. Brushing and flossing every day, attending dental checkups and cleanings on a regular basis, and wearing a mouthguard when participating in sports can all prolong the lifespan of your implants.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Dental implants have been used for half a century to replace missing teeth. They are made from incredibly safe and biocompatible materials. When placed properly by our dentist, they should not cause any health problems.