If you are missing one or multiple teeth, you could be a candidate for dental implant treatment. Dr. Jacob Grapevine offers dental implants to patients in his Plano, Texas dental office. If you would like to request a consultation with Dr. Grapevine, you may do soo on our website or call his office at (972) 268-6480. Learn more about frequently asked questions that patients may have about implants as well as their answers below:
Dental Implants Q&A
Why should I choose dental implants over other dental restoration options?
Dental implants offer many benefits to patients. Implants are permanent and require the same care as your normal teeth. They also preserve the jaw bone and enhance the health of surrounding natural teeth. Patients who receive dental implants can bite, chew, and speak normally with this treatment option.
How many implants will I need?
The number of implants you will need depends on the type of dental prosthetic that is right for you and your specific needs. For patients with a single missing tooth, only one implant is needed. For patients with multiple missing teeth or whole arches of missing teeth, the location of the gaps in the smile, as well as the number of missing teeth, determine if you require dentures or dental bridges. You may receive as many as eight implants to secure a single arch of prosthetic teeth.
How long does it take to get dental implants?
Following your initial dental implant surgery, during which Dr. Grapevine inserts the titanium post into the jaw bone, it typically requires 3 to 6 months for the post to fully integrate with the jaw bone. Following this waiting period, we can finally secure your permanent restoration.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Floss once a day, brush your teeth twice a day, and visit our office biannually. You can take care of your implants like natural teeth. If you keep up a regular oral hygiene routine, your implants should last you a lifetime.