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Dental implants are a great and commonly used option for replacing missing or damaged teeth in Corpus Christi, TX. As such, especially if you are experiencing tooth loss or damage and are interested in receiving dental implants, you may be wondering about their overall safety and longevity. A dentist can assist you in making the best choice in deciding to receive dental implants!


The Facts About Dental Implants

Dental implant surgery is a procedure that replaces natural tooth roots with metallic or ceramic, screwlike posts; damaged or missing teeth are replaced with artificial teeth that look and function much like real ones. Dental implants can be a great alternative to dentures or bridgework that don’t fit well and can be an option when a lack of natural teeth roots doesn’t allow for building denture or bridgework tooth replacements, as they act as natural tooth roots.

Dental implant surgery may involve several procedures and is largely dependent upon the type of implant and the condition of your existing jawbone. A major benefit of implants is creating solid support for your new teeth — a process that requires bone to heal tightly around the implant. Since jawbone healing requires time, the process can take several months in total.

As with any surgical procedure, risks are involved. However, they are easily remedied and often avoided altogether due to high level expertise from the dental staff and professionals. Risks can include:

  • Infection at the implant site
  • Injury or damage to surrounding structures, such as other teeth or blood vessels
  • Nerve damage, which can cause pain, numbness or tingling in your natural teeth, gums, lips or chin
  • Sinus problems, often caused when dental implants placed in the upper jaw protrude into one of your sinus cavities


Are You Considering Dental Implants? Get An Expert!

Dental implants are, without a doubt, a great option for anyone looking to improve their smile. Overall, dental implant surgery poses minimal risk or safety issues, however, choosing the right dental professional with expertise in placing dental implants successfully, is of the utmost importance in ensuring the procedure is effective while circumventing any potential issues.

Get on track to a new smile today with dental implants with minimal safety issues in our office in Corpus Christi, TX by contacting our doctor, Dr. Richard, and scheduling your next consultation today!

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