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Dental Implants in Granbury, TX

If you’re missing one tooth, a couple of teeth, or even all of your teeth, dental implants are one solution offered by Granbury Park Dental to restore or even create your smile. Healthy teeth are more than aesthetic, they aid in your digestion by allowing you to thoroughly chew your food before swallowing. The state of your teeth can also impact your ability to speak clearly. Our team is dedicated to providing patients with affordable dental implants and healthy smiles. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!

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Do dental implants hurt?

Before your implants are placed, your doctor will numb the area. You shouldn’t feel any pain during the procedure. The physical implant also should not hurt once you’re healed. However, as the anesthesia wears off post-operation, it’s common to experience some pain and swelling. Your doctor may prescribe pain relievers to help with this.

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Are dental implants necessary?

This can be circumstantial. While dental implants are a great, permanent solution for missing teeth, they’re not always appropriate for every situation. Further, some may simply wish not to receive implants in pursuit of other restorative services. Regardless, talking with your dentist is the best way to determine whether dental implants are a necessity for your unique smile situation. Granbury Park Dental even offers full-mouth dental implants!

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How are dental implants put in?

You can expect the following during your implant procedure. After numbing the area, your oral surgeon will make an incision in your gums to expose the jaw bone. A hole is then drilled into the jaw for the implant to be placed into. This will serve as the tooth’s root. After this heals and integrates with the bone in your jaw, you’ll revisit your oral surgeon to have your new tooth(usually a crown) placed over this post. Depending on your situation, the oral surgeon may place a temporary prosthetic over the implant until the permanent one can be placed.