Frequently Asked Questions

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What exactly is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a substitute tooth root in the form of a tiny post made of surgical-grade titanium. When placed in your jawbone where a tooth once existed, the implant initiates a process called osseointegration, which means that your bone tissue fully integrates the post and accepts it as a natural part of your smile. One or more replacement teeth attached atop the post look, feel, and function like natural teeth. Your jawbone remains strong, with no atrophy, and your teeth stay secure. Call Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery today to learn more about dental implants.

Am I a candidate for All-on-4® dental implants?

Dental Implants DFWYes, you can improve your smile; the only question is how. We’ll help you. Your general dentist and your surgeon at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery will work with you personally to address your unique situation and help you achieve a successful smile. Call or schedule an implant appointment to discover how we can make a difference in your smile.

What makes All-on-4® different?

All-on-4® provides permanent replacement teeth in a single day. Your surgeon places the implant and then attaches your custom replacement teeth to give you a strong, stable smile with no lengthy waiting time. We invite you to schedule a dental implant consultation to learn more.

Will my new teeth look natural?

Yes! Replacement teeth secured with dental implants look completely natural. And because dental implants stop the bone loss that occurs when you lose teeth, your All-on-4® smile won’t slip or slide. Your smile will regain – and retain – a natural appearance and comfortable function…for an active life! Learn more about dental implants by calling our Grapevine, Irving, or Keller office to schedule a consultation.

How can dental implants make me look younger?

In addition to giving you beautiful teeth, dental implants help reduce bone loss. Bone loss causes the structures of the face to cave in around the mouth and leads to an older appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement option that preserves these structures. Call to learn more.

Is it true I can see my teeth the same day with All-on-4®?

All-on-4® provides permanent replacement teeth in a single day. The special placement and positioning of the implant posts immediately supports natural chewing forces, so you can resume your normal routine right away. We invite you to schedule a consultation to learn more.

What does board certification mean to me?

implant dentistry irvingIn a word – Trust.  You can trust our board certified surgeons to understand your concerns about your mouth, jaw, teeth, and face – it’s our area of expertise.  Oral and maxillofacial surgery is recognized by the American Dental Association as a dental specialty. Board certification indicates a doctor’s significant achievement in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery above and beyond the educational requirements required for this field.  Call us to learn more.

Can I afford it?

The cost of your dental implant solution depends on your unique needs. However, rest assured that Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery offers attractive pricing to help you stay within your budget. We’ve helped thousands of patients afford dental implants, and we can help you, too! Schedule a consultation today.

Are implants really an investment?

Implants are a lifetime investment because they usually cost less, over a lifetime, than conventional alternatives. Outdated tooth replacement methods, such as conventional dentures and bridges, must be replaced over and over again throughout your lifetime, which means that you’re continually paying to retain your smile. Dental implants eliminate the long-term hassle, expense, and frustration of maintaining a strong, healthy smile. With All-on-4® dental implants, you’ll enjoy a permanent smile for a lifetime. Call one of our offices for more information.

Will the process hurt?

Your comfort is one of our top priorities. The doctors at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery are trained in delivering safe, soothing sedation to make your experience free from discomfort or stress. Many of our patients are surprised at the ease and the comfort of the dental implant process. In the words of one patient, it’s “Surgery Magic.” Call us; many of us have dental implants ourselves, and we’d be happy to provide additional information on how we ensure your comfort and safety.