Dr. Matt McGee
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Choosing a dentist to protect and treat your family's smile is an important decision. After all, your dentist is an important member of your healthcare team. You probably want to make sure that your dentist has all of the services you need and will make sure your treatment is comfortable.

We want you to feel confident in your oral health and are here to answer any questions you have. Contact our dental office if your question is not listed here and our knowledgeable team is here to help.

Dental Implants

For most healthy patients, dental implants provide an excellent and reliable solution for missing teeth. You must be healthy enough for dental implants because they do require surgery. A full exam will help Dr. McGee determine if you have enough bone to support dental implants. He will also review your medications and medical history to rule out any complications.

Oral conditions, such as periodontal disease and decay, must be treated before placing implants. This eliminates active infections and reduces bacteria in the mouth making it a safe environment for surgery.

Dental implants require a few steps to complete. Therefore, they are not an instant fix.

Once Dr. McGee places the implant post in the jawbone, we allow time for osseointegration to occur. Osseointegration allows the dental implant and your bone to fuse together. We can arrange for a temporary tooth-replacement to fill the gap in your smile in the meantime.

This is why dental implants are so effective at replacing missing teeth. They are stable and can last a lifetime when you take care of them properly.

Once your bone and implant integrate, we will place a custom dental implant crown on your implant to restore chewing function and your appearance. 

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