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Dental Implant FAQ
Fort Worth, TX

Group of older women with dental implants from HomeTown Dental at Alliance in Fort Worth, TexasGoing through a dental procedure can cause nervousness, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Learning more about this restorative dental procedure can reduce your anxiety.

Here are some frequently asked questions about dental implants that will give you a better idea of how Dr. Monjit S. Guram installs dental implants into a patient’s jaw at HomeTown Dental at Alliance.

What Are the Stages of Placing Dental Implants?

Dental implant surgery involves several stages, depending on oral health condition and jaw structure.

The first stage is the initial consultation with Dr. Monjit S. Guram and . They will conduct a dental exam to check if you are eligible for the procedure.

Your eligibility depends on gum health and jawbone strength. If you have gum disease or your jawbone is not strong enough to hold the implants, you will have to undergo other treatments and procedures, such as bone grafts, sinus lifts, and gum treatments, to prepare you for dental implant surgery.

The second stage is the placement of dental implants. The dentist makes an incision into your gum and jawbone with the latest dental technology, replacing your tooth roots with titanium, screw-like structures. After that, it takes a few months for your jaw to heal and fuse with the dental implants.

After the implants integrate with your jaw, you have to undergo another minor surgery at HomeTown Dental at Alliance in which Dr. Monjit S. Guram installs abutments. They are the hooks that connect artificial teeth to dental implants.

The last stage is where the dentist makes impressions of your mouth to build artificial teeth, either fixed, removable, or a combination of both.

How to Care for Dental Implants

Dental implant care consists of a few simple precautions that allow your jaw to heal quickly and maintain the implants over the long term.

For example, you shouldn’t brush for the first few days after the surgery. You should switch to a nylon brush later on. Moreover, you should avoid hard foods and other abrasive substances that can hurt or put pressure on your jaw or artificial teeth. You can also use an ice pack or take prescribed medicines to reduce any pain. The doctors also recommend not to indulge in intense workout sessions.

Long-term dental implant care encompasses the exact measures you follow to care for your natural teeth. Although artificial teeth can’t develop cavities, you must brush and floss regularly to keep your gums, bones, and teeth around the implant site healthy. Plus, you can book regular visits to HomeTown Dental at Alliance for professional dental cleanings.

What Are the Risks of Dental Implants?

Despite the high success rate of the dental implant procedure, it may not produce the desired results for everyone. Hence, you should be aware of all possible risks before undergoing surgery.

One major risk associated with dental implants is infection. You most likely won’t develop any infections if you follow the dentist’s recommendations to care for your implants. However, if it does happen, you can ask the dentist for antibiotics to fight off the infection.

Weakening gums is another risk related to dental implants. This refers to the cases where the gum tissue around the implant begins to recede, causing inflammation and pain. Immediate assessment by a dentist is important to stop the condition from worsening.

Talk to a Dental Expert about Dental Implants

At HomeTown Dental at Alliance, you can have a one-on-one conversation with Dr. Monjit S. Guram to learn more about the dental implant procedure. Call us at (682) 312-6878 to book your appointment.
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