Frequently Asked Oral Surgery Questions – Coppell, TX

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Do you have questions about any of the services we offer? Would you like to learn more about cutting-edge technology that we use and how it makes our care different? Below, we’ve included some of the most common questions that we receive from our patients. If you don’t see the answers that you’re looking for, please feel free to contact us!

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Will my dental insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

Unfortunately, it’s rarely the case that dental insurance will cover the cost of dental implants, because they still consider this treatment to be “cosmetic”, despite its immense benefit to patients’ overall oral and systemic health. Because of this, many patients may need to pay out-of-pocket for this procedure. Fortunately, we offer additional financing that can split the cost up into several monthly payments, making the procedure more financially manageable for our patients.

Why do I need a bone graft before getting dental implants?

If you’ve been missing teeth for awhile or have had a traditional restoration that just restores the visible portion of your teeth, you may require a bone graft before being able to undergo dental implant placement. This is because the roots of your teeth are no longer there to stimulate the bone and provide it with necessary blood flow to keep it dense, causing it to erode. If the bone isn’t thick enough, it could decrease the chance that your dental implants will successfully fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration.

The bone graft will restore the density of your jawbone structure and increase your chances of having a successful dental implant treatment.

What’s the difference between BOTOX® and Juvéderm?

Many people hear BOTOX and Juvéderm mentioned alongside each other and assume that they’re the same thing, when really, they aren’t. BOTOX is a diluted bacteria that can be injected into certain muscles to allow them to relax, releasing wrinkles caused by bunched-up muscles. Juvéderm is a brand of dermal filler, which restores collagen in areas of the face and body that are sunken-in or hollow. It can also help reduce the appearance of facial lines and plump up thinned lips.

What are the benefits of choosing a surgeon who uses robot-assisted dental implant placement?

Our oral surgery office is the only one in the DFW area that is using cutting-edge technology like YOMI, our robot that guides Dr. Steele’s hands for the precise placement of dental implants for optimal success rates. This helps reduce the risk of complications, improves the precision of the treatment, and can lead to implant-retained prosthetics that can last a lifetime.

How long does it take to recover from a wisdom tooth extraction?

Depending on whether your wisdom teeth are hidden below the gumline or can be pulled without having to undergo surgery, the average recovery takes about two weeks. This is assuming that you follow post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Steele and his team to reduce the chances of complications.