Many patients are hesitant about getting dental implants. This is generally due to the numerous myths that persist about the procedure. Here are some facts about implants you need to familiarize yourself with before scheduling an appointment with Dr. Vikram Gandhi at Firewheel Dental Implants and Periodontics.
You do not have to worry about being uncomfortable during the actual procedure because our periodontist in Dallas, TX will give you nitrous oxide or a local anesthetic first. There are many sedation dentistry methods available, which is particularly helpful for patients who have a phobia of going to any dental office.
The truth of the matter is that you care for your implants the same way as your regular teeth. You need to floss and brush every day. You do not have to do anything extra. You can also eat all your favorite foods with implants. There is no reason to avoid gum and other sticky substances.
After you get your implant, chances are most people will be unable to tell you have a restoration in your smile. The crown on top of the abutment looks just like the rest of your teeth. Unless you tell people you got an implant, they will not be able to tell the difference.
Not everyone qualifies for dental implants initially. You may need to undergo bone grafting or a similar procedure first so that your jawbone is strong enough to support the implant. The only way to know for sure whether you qualify is to schedule a consultation at our office.
Do not let your fear of the unknown prevent you from getting the smile of your dreams. Call Dr. Gandhi’s office today to see if implants are right for you.