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.
"Aside from the fact that the entire team here is very understanding and extremely competent, they are down to earth and dont talk over your head. Dr. Staffel and his time were super helpful in quelling my fear of needles and dentists as a whole. Love them"- R.P. / Google / Oct 16, 2020
"I went in with an emergency situation that was handled promptly and throughly even though this was not my regular dentist. Staff was courteous and friendly. Dr Staffel appeared very knowledgeable and was very interested in learning the complete history of my situation to complete the treatment. He did a great job with the repair. I think I’ve found the dentist I’ve been searching for since moving to the DFW ares of Texas."- A.T. / Yelp / Sep 15, 2020
"Our family has been going to Dr. Staffel for years and now our grandchildren go as well. We trust him & the office staff who always makes us feel like family along with the professionalism that is always present Anytime someone asks for a dentist in the local area … we always give them Dr Staffel’s number"- A.A. / Google / Aug 03, 2020
"Very thorough and professional. Excellent service. COVID procedures in place. Well done."- D.F. / Google / Jul 31, 2020
"Dr Staffel and his group are truly the best of the best in the dental field. My two children and I have been going to Dr Staffel for 20+ years and the dental care has always been exceptional."- D.D. / Yelp / May 26, 2020
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.