Common questions to ask your dentist about dental implants

  • Posted on: Jul 15 2021
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Patients with tooth loss have a range of solutions available to them with their local dental team. There are various ways in which one or more teeth can be replaced. Some of the more popular options include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis of Sugar Land, TX may recommend dental implants to many patients who are seeking a long-term, permanent option for tooth replacement. These restorations are popular for good reason! Patients considering dental implants are encouraged to ask questions about these restorations with their regular dentist.

Below are some of the more frequently asked questions about dental implants at Smile Texas: 

How much training and experience do you have? 

Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis have years of combined experience in providing dental implants and other oral surgeries for patients in and around the community. Dental implants should only be placed by professionals who understand the complexities of implants and know who is a proper candidate. 

What are the chances of my implant failing? 

When done correctly, patients will find that their dental implants will last a lifetime. Of course, this also depends on compliance with caring for the smile. Patients who do not maintain their oral health and develop problems such as periodontal disease may experience shrinking of the jaw bone and loss of their implant. Patients who choose implants should be serious about brushing, flossing, and visiting the dentist regularly to maintain their implant over time. 

How long does the healing process take? 

Dental implants require an extensive process from start to finish. In most situations, patients will require several months of healing after the placement of the implant and before restoring it with a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge, or full denture. Our team can evaluate patients and give them a general idea as to how long recovery will be for their unique situation. 

How do I schedule an appointment? 

To ask questions of the Smile Texas team, Drs. Rick Kline and Bret Davis encourage patients in the Sugar Land, TX area to book an appointment at the office by calling (281) 265-7645. The office is located at 4665 Sweetwater Boulevard, Ste #450 and accepts new patients.

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