Have Questions
About Dental Implants?


Have Questions
About Dental Implants?

Combining Patient Insight & Dental Expertise for Optimal Outcomes

At Pflugerville Family Dentistry, we are committed to providing each patient with the comprehensive information and guidance they need to make well-informed decisions regarding their dental health and overall well-being. 

  • As experts in dental implants, our team has a wealth of knowledge and experience in this specialized field. 
  • We recognize that you, as the patient, have unique insights into your personal needs and lifestyle. 

By fostering a collaborative partnership, our Pflugerville, TX team can tailor the most suitable treatment plan for you, ensuring the best possible outcomes for your personal restoration journey. Please read below to discover answers to some of the most common questions we receive!

Commonly Asked Questions

A dental implant is a small, biocompatible titanium or ceramic post that is surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the root of a missing tooth. Once the implant has fully integrated with the bone, an abutment (connecting component) is used to attach a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture, providing a natural-looking and long-lasting solution for missing teeth.

Dental implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement because they closely mimic the function, appearance, and feel of natural teeth. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants prevent bone loss in the jaw, maintain facial structure, and provide exceptional stability—allowing patients to eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

Dental implants have a success rate of around 95-98%, making them one of the most reliable and long-lasting tooth replacement options available. The success of dental implants can be influenced by factors such as the patient’s overall health, oral hygiene, and the skill of the dental professional.

Most people with good general and oral health who have lost a tooth or multiple teeth due to decay, periodontal disease, or injury are candidates for dental implants. Adequate bone density in the jaw is essential for implant success. Some medical conditions or habits, like uncontrolled diabetes or smoking, may hinder the success of dental implants. Our team will evaluate your overall health, oral hygiene, and bone density to determine if dental implants are right for you.

The cost of dental implant treatment varies based on factors such as the number of implants needed, the type of implant-supported restoration, and any additional procedures required, like bone grafting. Our office will provide a personalized treatment plan with cost estimates during your initial consultation.

Thanks to advanced technology, dental implant surgery is a very smooth process. The procedure can be completed in just a few hours using surgical guides, which help ensure precise placement of the implants. After the implant is placed, a healing period of several months is required for the implant to integrate with the bone.

During the surgery, you will be under a closely monitored dosage of both sedation and anesthetic, so you should not feel any pain or remember the operation. After the procedure, you may experience some discomfort, but this can typically be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and should subside within a few days.

Recovery after dental implant surgery varies for each patient but typically involves some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort. These symptoms can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers and ice packs. Most patients return to normal activities within a week of the surgery, but it’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions to promote optimal healing.

The dental implant treatment process typically takes several months to complete, as it involves multiple stages, such as the initial consultation, implant placement, healing period, and final restoration. The exact timeline depends on the patient’s individual needs, the number of implants, and the specific treatment plan.

Caring for dental implants is similar to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing, and dental checkups are crucial for maintaining the health of the implant and surrounding tissues. Our team will provide detailed instructions and guidance on maintaining your dental implants to ensure their longevity and success.

Yes, regular dental checkups are essential for maintaining the health of your dental implants and overall oral health. During these visits, our team will assess the condition of your implants, surrounding tissues, and other teeth to ensure everything is functioning correctly and address any potential issues early on.

With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last for many years, often a lifetime. The success and longevity of dental implants depend on factors such as oral hygiene, overall health, and regular dental checkups. Our office’s experience and dedication to perfecting the dental implant procedure help ensure your implants’ long-term success.

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