q and a boxesDental implants occupy the current summit of restoration procedures. These medical miracles provide lifelike restorations that can significantly improve the health and appearance of a smile. Despite these benefits, it only makes sense that patients are doing their research and asking more and more questions about dental implants and the surgical processes involved. So here with more answers is your Allen dentist, Dr. Marco Cueva.

How long does it take dental implants to bond with the jawbone?

The length of time required for the dental implants to bond with the jawbone varies, but the process typically takes between three and six months. After the healing process is complete, Dr. Cueva will uncover the implants and attach a healing collar. Following two more weeks, the process of making the prosthetic teeth can begin. From start to finish the process is about six to eight months.

I’ve heard dental implants can improve jawbone density. How does that work?

First, dental implants trigger the body to restore nutrition of the area vacated by the lost tooth. These nutrients can help restore any bone that was experiencing malnutrition. However, dental implants improve bone density in one other way. The presence of the dental implant in the jawbone provides stimulation for bone cells when the forces of biting and chewing are transferred to them. These forces ceased upon the initial loss of the tooth, resulting in a loss of bone density. However, with the stimulation provided by the dental implant, jawbone density often improves.

Is there any way of financing my dental implants with my Allen dentist?

Yes, your Allen dentist, Dr. Cueva, offers financing options for dental implants. Patients may choose an extended payment plan offered through flexible outside financing.

Schedule a Visit with Your Allen Dentist

Are you ready to restore your smile with a dental implant restoration? Your Allen dentist, Dr. Cueva, can provide you with a lifelike and functional new tooth. Dr. Cueva also offers financing options for dental implants so that you can utilize a more flexible payment schedule. For more information, contact our 75013 dental office by calling 972-390-9944. We welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.