1600 W NORTHWEST HWY, SUITE 300

1600 W NORTHWEST HWY, SUITE 300

1600 W NORTHWEST HWY, SUITE 300

1600 W NORTHWEST HWY, SUITE 300

1600 W NORTHWEST HWY, SUITE 300

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

GRAPEVINE, TX 76051

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Dr. Daniel Choi

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Is the Dental Implant Procedure Painful?

 

Our team of specialists works to make the process as painless as possible. Dr. Choi administers anesthesia before performing the procedure. In the days immediately following the procedure, you can manage any discomfort with over-the-counter medication and ice packs.

 

How Long is the Recovery Process?

 

Recovery time varies according to where you are in the procedure, as implants typically require at least three visits. When you receive the implant, you may also require a bone graft or sinus lift and tooth extraction during the same visit.

 

The recovery period for each step in the procedure lasts a few days. During this time, your Dr. Choi may prescribe an antibiotic to guard against infection. Ice packs and over-the-counter pain medication help you control swelling, bruising, and discomfort. In addition, you’ll keep the area clean by gargling several times each day with a mixture of warm water and salt.

 

 

Are Dental Implants Dangerous?

 

No, dental implants have proven safe and effective for over three decades. The implant is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium, because it integrates with your jawbone (called osseointegration) and creates a solid foundation for the prosthetic teeth. It is strong, secure, and even improves jawbone health.

 

What Happens if I Don’t Get Dental Implants?

 

Tooth loss causes the tissue in your jawbone to deteriorate. As this happens, the shape of your face changes, resulting in a sunken appearance, which typically makes you look older than you are. Of course, missing teeth exacerbate this appearance.

 

Dental implants help stimulate your jawbone, halting that shrinkage and improving your appearance.

 

 

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Dental Implants Grapevine, TX

There has been a huge surge of interest in dental implants in Grand Prairie, TX in recent years. News has been spreading among the Grand Prairie community about the benefits of the advanced procedure and the amazing results it provides.

As a result of this, dental surgeons in Grand Prairie have never been implanting more dental implants than they are now.

We know that many Grand Prairie residents (and Texans across the whole state) have many questions they would like answered about dental implants. It’s a mysterious procedure that produces incredible results, but it’s also obviously quite invasive too.

Today we are going to answer some of the most common questions we get asked about dental implants. We hope to give the Grand Prairie community the information they need about dental implants to make an informed decision if tooth loss strikes.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants represent the pinnacle of modern dental technology. Despite being around for several years now as a treatment option, they are still considered to be the “new kid on the block”. They are permanent implants that look, feel, and act like normal and healthy real teeth. It took a huge amount of research and development for dental implant technology to progress to where it is today, and now we can all reap the rewards.

The procedure for having dental implants can be a little bit daunting for some people. We often hear of many misconceptions regarding dental implants in the Grapevine community. Here we are going to outline a brief overview of every step of the procedure that takes place, to separate the fact from the fiction.

Step 1 – Consultation

While most Grapevine residents will be suitable for dental implants, there are certain situations that make patients unsuitable candidates. To assess your eligibility a full dental examination will need to be conducted. The dentist will be looking for specific things regarding potential implants, but for the patient, this is almost no different to a normal check-up.

Potential reasons that a patient would not be eligible for dental implants are few and far between. The most common reason for rejection is a weak or small jawbone. Over time our jawbones atrophy if they have severe tooth loss. This can result in there not being enough bone for the implants to have an excellent chance of success. In these rare cases, there are options available to patients (bone grafts) to allow the treatment to go forward.

Bone grafts for dental implants are a huge topic in their own right, and we will not be covering them here. If you find yourself in the rare situation of needing a bone graft, your dentist will explain the procedure to you in person.

Step 2 – Implants

If the consultation and analysis give the go ahead for dental implants, then an appointment will be booked for the treatment to start. The first step of the procedure is the most invasive and is where the bulk of the “hard work” is conducted. The first thing that will happen is that you will be administered a local anesthetic in the gums. This is the only “pain” you will feel throughout the whole procedure. Most people will have had a dental anesthetic injection before, but if not you should know that it’s a momentary slight discomfort that is nothing to worry about.

Once the anesthetic has been given enough time to take effect, the dentist will double check that it is working properly and your mouth is totally numb. The dentist will then start the procedure of implanting the implants.

The implants themselves are made of titanium and look very similar to tiny little screws. The dentist will implant the implants directly into your jawbone. This usually takes around 15 minutes per implant. You will not feel any pain whatsoever when this is taking place thanks to the anesthetic. However, it can be slightly uncomfortable for some people as there are lots of vibrations from the drilling, and you will feel the dentist pushing, pulling, and applying pressure several times.

Step 3 – Healing

The healing process is the most important part of the whole procedure. Directly after the implants have been implanted you will notice mild discomfort in the immediate 3 to 4 days after the procedure. There will be mild swelling of the gums and mouth alongside some minor bleeding. Discomfort can be felt occasionally in the cheeks, and under the eyes depending upon the location and quantity of your implants. The pain is easily manageable with mild pain killers like ibuprofen, and regular ice packs can drastically reduce swelling.

Once the discomfort has subsided, patients need to wait between 5 to 12 weeks before the next part of the procedure can continue. During this time the titanium implant undergoes a remarkable process called osseointegration. What this essentially means is that the titanium is fusing to the bone in your jaw as it heals itself from the drilling. The titanium implants become a part of your body and act just like the root of a real tooth.

Step 4 – The Tooth

One the healing has been completed it’s then time for the “fun part” to begin. At this point, all of the invasive work that needs to be done has been completed. You will return to the dentist and have a small connecting device called an abutment fitted to the implant. This abutment is a small plate which is designed to provide a secure, strong, and stable connection between tooth and implant.

At some point, your dentist will have taken a mold of your mouth (and bite pattern) for the replacement tooth to be manufactured. The mold is sent off to a dental lab who will then hand make you a 100% custom made replacement tooth. This means that a perfect fit is guaranteed. Color matching will take place too, which ensures the tooth will blend in with the coloration of your existing teeth perfectly. Once the tooth is ready, your dentist will attach it to the abutment in your mouth and the procedure is completed.

Why are Dental Implants So Popular in Grapevine, TX?

The real reason that dental implants are so popular in Grapevine (and the whole of the lone star state) is because of the “scary” reality of the alternative. Bridges were the only real option for a long time. While they are better than nothing, dental implants are a significant improvement.

The main difference between the two treatment options is how the replacement teeth are secured into the mouth. Dental implants are directly implanted into your jawbone, but bridges are secured to your existing healthy teeth.

To enable bridges to have a secure fit to the supporting teeth, the healthy teeth need to have all their enamel removed (leaving them as little stumps). A bridge is then created in a dental lab and cemented on to the remnants of the healthy teeth. Literally bridging the gap between them.

This works great when the bridge is first installed, the two healthy teeth can easily support the strain of the replacement tooth in the middle. However, bridges only last around 10 years (dental implants last a lifetime). When the seal created around the healthy supporting teeth starts to break down, bacteria can get underneath the bridge. Because the previously healthy tooth has had its enamel removed, decay is inevitable when this happens. The bridge then fails (falls out).

Sometimes when this happens the decay that has affected the previously healthy tooth means it is no longer a viable candidate for supporting a replacement bridge. This means that the next adjacent healthy tooth needs to be drilled down and used as a support for the bridge. Now two healthy teeth are supporting the stresses that would be placed on 2 or 3 missing teeth. This is much more hard work for the teeth and causes a whole host of problems.

This cycle can continue over and over again until dentures and implants are the only options left.

But aren’t Dental Implants Expensive?

This is one of the most common questions Grapevine residents have about dental implants when they come in to see Dr. Choi. Yes, it is true that dental implants are significantly more expensive than bridges initially.

However, the economics, in the long run, are much more balanced between the two options. If you need 2, 3, or even 4 bridge replacements over your lifetime the cost difference is negligible (or even in favor of dental implants) over time.

When you combine this economic fact with the fact that you don’t have to harm healthy teeth – it's easy to see why dental implants in Grapevine, TX are so popular.

There has never been a better way for Texans to combat the effects of tooth loss. Dr. Choi has extensive experience in helping patients with their dental implant needs. Why not give him and his team a call at 817.251.4888 for a no pressure, friendly chat about how he can help you today.