Scott Staffel, DDS

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Dental Implants in Bedford, TX

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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.

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.

Treatment Aftercare

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.

Insurance Coverage

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.

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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.

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