New Smile.

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New Smile.

New Life!


Frequently Asked Questions


Where are your offices located?

Longview Office

3665 US-259

Longview, Tx 75605


Tyler Office

1520 Rice Rd Suite #100

Tyler, Tx 75703

What are dental implants?

  • Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to support a replacement tooth or bridge.
  • They are made of biocompatible materials such as titanium and fuse with the jawbone over time to create a stable base for the replacement tooth.
  • Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.

How do dental implants work?

  • Dental implants work by providing a stable foundation for a replacement tooth or bridge.
  • They are surgically placed into the jawbone and fuse with the bone over time to create a strong and permanent anchor for the replacement tooth.
  • The replacement tooth is then attached to the implant using an abutment which connects the two pieces together.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  • Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits including improved appearance, function and oral health.
  • They look and feel like natural teeth and can help to restore confidence in your smile.
  • They also allow for normal eating and speaking and can help to prevent bone loss in the jaw.

What is the process of getting dental implants?

  • The process of getting dental implants typically involves a series of appointments over several months.
  • The first step is a consultation with a dental professional to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
  • If you are a candidate, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone and left to fuse with the bone over a period of several months.
  • Once the implant has fused with the bone, an abutment is attached and a replacement tooth is created to attach to the abutment.

Are dental implants safe?

  • Dental implants are a safe and effective solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.
  • The procedure has a high success rate and complications are rare.
  • However, as with any surgical procedure there are some risks. Infection at the site or failure of the implant can occur. Your dental professional can provide you with more information about the risks associated with dental implants.

What are the detriments of dental implants?

When undergoing any minimally invasive medical procedure, there are risks like infection and inflammation. Our experienced team puts your safety above everything else making the procedure very low-risk.

Will I ever need to take my dental implants out?

  • Dental implants are designed to be a long-term solution for replacing missing or damaged teeth.
  • Unlike removable devices, dental implants are meant to stay in your mouth at all times.
  • However, in some rare cases an implant may need to be removed if there is infection or damage to the surrounding bone or tissue.
  • Your dental professional will be able to evaluate your situation and determine the best course of action if removal is necessary.
  • It’s important to maintain good oral hygiene habits and schedule regular check-ups with your dental professional to ensure the health and longevity of your dental implants.

What is sedation dentistry?

It’s when medication is administered orally or via I.V. so dental patients can undergo procedures calmly and with minimal pain.

Does sedation dentistry make you fall asleep?

No, it does not force you to go to sleep. It primarily allows you to remain in a state of extreme relaxation while maintaining full consciousness. Even though you’re fully conscious, you likely won’t remember anything about the procedure. It’s also possible to choose sedation that does put you entirely to sleep. We can help you make a decision that best suits your needs.

Is sedation dentistry safe?

The sedative is administered while the patient is conscious and doesn’t force them into a state of unconsciousness. The patient will retain all their communicative facilities, protective bodily reflexes and ability to breathe. This makes sedation dentistry very safe because you are still able to communicate with your dentist during treatment.

What are the possible side effects of sedation dentistry?

Undergoing oral or I.V. Sedation can result in a quasi-amnesia effect. This means the patient will likely have no memory of their procedure happening. Any minor side effects that may occur can include dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness or headaches but usually resolve within a few hours. Overall, there is minimal recovery time after sedation and that makes it a great option for many dental procedures.