In today’s blog post, Dr. Vi Truong-Mai, your Garland, TX dentist focuses on answering commonly posed questions about dental implants, with her patients.
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Q1: What is a dental implant?
A1: According to your Garland, TX dentist, a dental implant is a titanium-based post that is rooted within the jaw bone to serve a tooth replacement method. Dental implants contain three main components: the implant, the abutment, and the crown.
Q2: Is it a natural looking restoration?
A2: Fortunately, yes. Every component of the implant is meant to create a flawless restoration that blends in with your surrounding teeth. Additionally, the implant itself serves a surrogate tooth root to ensure this dental piece remains in place. The topping crown is made from porcelain-material, which is known to color-match teeth to a tee. Together, those parts make implants a durable, sturdy, and natural-looking restoration.
Q3: Do I qualify for a dental implant?
A3: Unfortunately, not every patient qualifies for dental implants. Since the implant is placed within the jaw bone, sufficient bone mass is a required in order for the procedure to work successfully. However, patients who run across this problem, may qualify for mini dental implants (or MDI’s). This alternative version of dental implants is smaller is size and placed under the gum line, yet above the jaw bone. Not only is the procedure less invasive, it requires a shorter recovery period.
Q4: How much do implants cost?
A4: The final cost is highly dependent upon the number of implants needed. On average, though, a single implant can cost a few thousand dollars. Yet, dental insurance might help, if the implant is being used as a necessary tooth replacement. To learn more about financing and your specific insurance coverage, you can ask Dr. Mai to discuss the final cost with you.
Mai Cosmetic and Family Dentist Offers Dental Implants
If you’ve considered dental implants as a tooth replacement option, talk to Dr. Mai. She explain the benefits of the procedure and determine if you qualify for this type of tooth replacement. To schedule an appointment with our Garland, TX dental practice, call us at (972) 530-0552. Also, visit our website to view services, print patient forms, and to read more about our team. We look forward to treating patients from Garland, Richardson, Plano, Sachse, Rowlett, and surrounding cities.