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Common Questions About Dental Implants

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Common Dental Implant Questions

If you are considering dental implants, it is important to understand the treatment process.  At DIA Dental Implant Centers, we have performed tens of thousands of dental implants and have the knowledge and experience to answer all of your implant questions. The DIA team, from the doctor that performs your consultation to the coordinator that assists with your financing, will explain every step of the implant process and provide answers to all of your questions. At DIA, we are here to help.

Dental Implant FAQ

Modern dental implants have over 30 years of published research data. With proper home care and professional maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime for most patients.

DIA doctors do everything possible to ensure your comfort during the implant process. Intravenous sedation and local anesthesia provide comfort during the surgery and take-home medications help after the procedure. Most patients report significantly less pain than they anticipated.

Yes! With our proprietary DIArch process, we are able to remove your bad teeth and replace them with dental implants in just one single day. We have successfully performed this procedure thousands of times and have published our data in multiple dental implant journal articles.

Using highly specialized techniques such as Zygomatic and Pterygoid style implants, DIA doctors are typically able to provide same day dental implants to patients with the most severe bone loss. Few doctors in the country can perform this procedure, but DIA doctors do this on a regular basis. 

For single dental implants, most patients return to work the very next day after the procedure. For the larger DIArch implant teeth in a day cases, most patients return to work after a few days off.  

Because DIA Dental Implant Centers have in-house laboratory personnel and highly specialized equipment such as Zirkonzahn milling machines, our prices for teeth-in-a-day style implant treatment are often 15-20% lower than other centers who must outsource the fabrication of their implant bridges.

DIA offers a wide variety of financing options to make dental implant treatment affordable for most patients. For patients with good credit, we have 0% financing options available. For patients with bad credit, we have 100% approval financing options available.  

Through publishing dental implant research in peer reviewed dental journals and lecturing at major implant conferences around the world, DIA doctors have set the standard for teeth-in-a-day dental implant treatment. DIA uses the highest quality implant products and the latest digital technology to provide our patients with the best value for their money. DIA has helped thousands of patients regain their hope, confidence, and smiles with dental implants.    

Dental Implant FAQ

Dental implants are the best available long-term and natural-looking replacements for missing or severely decayed teeth. They have three parts: 1) a screw-like, decay-resistant titanium post that acts as your tooth root, 2) a sturdy and custom-made crown, and 3) an abutment that connects the two together.

Modern dental implants have over 30 years of published research data. With proper home care and professional maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime for most patients.

When you’re looking for a professional to place your dental implants, it’s important for you to consider their training, experience, and results. A board-certified periodontist, our own Dr. Dan Holtzclaw has undergone an additional 17,000 hours of training beyond dental school in procedures including dental implants. He has successfully placed over 5,000 dental implants in his career. His expertise is such that he’s an in-demand speaker on the topic.

Our highly credentialed and experienced periodontist and oral surgeon have been able to place implants with patients who’ve been turned down by other practices for insufficient jawbone mass. We’re trained in bone grafting as well as specialized implant placement procedures, enabling us to provide excellent results for patients with extreme bone loss.

For those replacing a full arch of teeth, our Teeth-in-a-Day full arch dental implants technique involves us placing four to six biocompatible titanium posts into your jaw. If you’re having single implants, we place one post for each tooth being replaced. These posts become a permanent part of your body as the insertion sites heal. We’ll fit you with temporary crowns (or restorations) the same day as your dental implant placement, allowing you to resume normal, comfortable eating and speaking almost immediately. At a subsequent visit we’ll place your final restorations.

Consultations are free with us and include both a CT scan and a clinical examination!

You will spend most of your appointment time speaking directly with a doctor who genuinely cares about you and will answer all of your questions. You don’t have to worry about dealing with any high-pressure salespeople.

Many factors determine your final dental implant cost, such as the number of implants and any related procedures you may need such as tooth extractions and bone grafting. Come in for a free, personalized consultation so we can better determine your treatment plan cost.

Both our periodontist and oral surgeon can usually place your dental implants in just one appointment. It can take up to six months for your dental implants to fully heal and permanently fuse with your jawbone.

Give them the same care and attention you’d give natural teeth: brush and floss them every day and come to our office for regular exams and cleanings.

It is time to invest in yourself. You deserve it!

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Austin, TX

4010 Sandy Brook Dr. #204
Austin, TX 78665

San Antonio, TX

11515 Toepperwein Rd. #102
Live Oak, TX 78233

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