Dental Implants in Pharr, TX

If you’re tired of your smile appearing incomplete, dental implants might be what you need. Dental implants can securely and effectively enhance your smile, so you never have to worry about missing teeth again! If you’re wondering if you’re a candidate for dental implants, our team at Toothfairy Adult & Kids Dentist would be happy to evaluate your current oral health. Contact our office to schedule your dental implant consultation today!

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a restorative treatment used when a tooth has been affected by decay, trauma, or is missing altogether. Implants are metal posts that get surgically placed in your gums and jawbone to provide a permanent base for replacement teeth. Similar to dentures, dental implants can prevent bone loss, maintain facial structure, improve activities like speaking and eating, and are long-lasting.

Are dental implants painful?

During the procedure, Dr. Barbin will completely numb the area where the dental implant will be placed. Local anesthetic allows for a comfortable experience without pain. If anything, slight pressure may be detectable, but it should not be uncomfortable. However, since dental implants are a surgical procedure, pain and discomfort are likely to be experienced during healing. To avoid pain after your treatment, stick to soft food, avoid hot foods and drinks, and follow the personalized care instructions provided by Dr. Barbin.

How much are dental implants?

Dental implant costs vary depending on how many implants get placed in the jaw. Dental implants are durable and long-lasting, making them a restoration that is worth investing in. At Toothfairy Adult & Kids Dentist, we offer affordable dental implants for patients looking to restore their smiles! If you’re curious about dental implant costs, view our financial page to see our accepted payment options or give our office a call to schedule your appointment.

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Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Patients who are interested in using an implant to replace a missing tooth should be in general good health and have enough healthy jawbone tissue to support an implant. Patients with autoimmune disorders and those who smoke regularly are also not always the best candidates, as these factors can increase a patient’s risk of implant failure. During your consultation, we can review your oral health, medical history, and lifestyle habits to determine if you would be a good candidate for dental implants.

Should I get a bridge, a partial denture, or an implant?

The restoration that you ultimately go with will depend on a few different factors. Dental bridges and partial dentures tend to be better choices for patients who are not eligible for dental implants or don’t want them, as they are less invasive and less costly. Dental implants, on the other hand, don’t require any special dental care, and they don’t require any healthy teeth to be modified, as is the case with partial dentures and bridges. The best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with our team, and we’ll be happy to help you select the perfect restorative treatment option.

How long do dental implants last?

There are two main parts of a dental implant: the titanium post and the implant crown. Your crown will likely last about as long as a traditional dental crown, or five to fifteen years on average. The implant itself, however, can last anywhere from a few decades to a lifetime without needing to be modified or replaced. This is a benefit of dental implants that many patients enjoy, as their restorations look and feel like natural teeth and require a minimal amount of maintenance.

What are implant-supported dentures?

Implant-supported dentures are full dentures that attach to two to four dental implants. These dentures should be removed every night and taken care of just like traditional dentures, but the implants help to stabilize them, and patients do not have to apply denture adhesive to keep their denture in place. Implant-supported dentures can be an excellent option for patients who need an entire arch of teeth replaced but still want the benefits of dental implants.

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