About Dental Implants
Missing teeth can be effectively dealt with through dental implants, which are not only beautiful and natural-looking but can help restore function to a patient’s mouth. At the practice of Bedford, TX cosmetic dentist, Dr. Scott Staffel, the Isolite mouthpiece is used to make the dental implant process more comfortable and quicker. During the implant process, Dr. Staffel will place titanium posts into the jawbone. The posts will fuse with the jawbone over several months to create a secure foundation to place replacement teeth. Dr. Staffel will determine whether crowns, bridges, or dentures are the best fit for the patient’s needs. The implants will blend seamlessly in the mouth and produce long-lasting outcomes.
"I really appreciate that I can call with an emergency and be seen in most cases on the same day. The staff really cares about the patients. Dr. Staffel goes above and beyond to make sure the work is satisfactory and works extra hard to insure the treatment is completed in a timely manner"- M.T. / Google / Aug 23, 2022
"Dr Staffel does great work. I've had a lot of dental work done in my life and he is the best. Office staff is very professional and very friendly. I would highly recommend this practice."- R.H. / Google / Jul 15, 2022
"The office staff is friendly, efficient, and helpful. I appreciate how much they care about their patients. Highly recommend!"- M.S. / Google / Jul 26, 2021
"Dr. Stassel is so very kind and patient. His staff is amazing also. Debbie is so sweet, loving and kind! I emailed on their website about the issues with my teeth.. she called me and made my appointment ! They very much care about each and every patient. I have searched for a experienced dentist like Dr Stassel for a very long time to help me with my teeth. He is unbelievable and I am utterly impressed with the whole office. I am still pinching myself that it is really true I found him -what a huge blessing it is in my life. Thank you Dr. Stassel and all your staff again. Patty Tyer"- P.T. / Google / May 06, 2021
"Always awesome!"- J.A. / Google / May 06, 2021
What to Expect
Before a dental implant is placed, a thorough dental examination will be conducted to fully assess the health and strength of the gums and jawbone. If the patient is determined to be a good candidate for dental implants, digital X-rays and physical impressions will be taken so that the dentist can determine the best placement for the dental implants. The dentist will also decide if a patient will benefit more from crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Before the actual procedure, patients will be given local anesthesia and sedation, if needed, while the dentist surgically places the titanium posts into the jawbone. Over the following 3 – 6 months, the bone and implant will fuse together during the healing process. Once the implant is secure, a connector, or abutment, is placed in order to place the crown, bridge, or dentures. The dentist will adjust the implant and replacement teeth for a comfortable and accurate fit and a natural look and feel.
The majority of patients experience little to no pain after their dental implants are placed. Some, however, may have temporary soreness and discomfort that can be relieved with an over-the-counter pain medication, like aspirin or Tylenol. To prolong the life of dental implants, you should have a good at-home oral care routine, including daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Regular dental appointments for professional cleanings and exams are critical for implant care. Dental implants can last a number of years with proper care, but may eventually need to be repaired or replaced, which your dentist will determine.
If your dental implants are considered medically necessary, your dental insurance plan might cover some or most of the costs of the procedure. However, if dental implants are deemed as cosmetic in nature, the procedure usually will not be covered by insurance. During your consultation, our office can confirm your insurance coverage and discuss payment options and financing plans to help make the procedure as affordable as possible.
Plan Your Procedure
- How Long It Takes
- 1 Hour per Implant
Whether you're missing one, several, or all teeth, dental implants are a long-lasting solution that look and feel natural for a beautiful, dazzling smile you can be proud of. With dental implants, you don't have to worry about false teeth shifting, problems chewing, or messy, bad-tasting adhesives. Instead, you can simply smile and enjoy your beautiful new teeth. If you would like to transform your teeth and restore the function of your mouth, talk to your dentist about the benefits of dental implants during a consultation at our practice.