Flower Mound, TX
Dental Implants are an exciting advancement in dentistry. They are not necessarily new, but are now being used more and more, dramatically impacting patient’s comfort and function. At , can replace a single, multiple or even all of your teeth with the placement of dental implants. We can give you the smile, along with the function and aesthetic that you want.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a prosthetic device, made from titanium, that we implant directly into your jawbone. The piece looks very similar to a construction screw, in comes in various lengths and widths depending on what is necessary. We use titanium because it is biodegradable, meaning your body will not reject it, and has the unique ability to be taken in and bond with your living tissue. Titanium is the material of choice for repairs all over the human skeleton, and is often associated with knee and hip replacements. As your body heals, it will heal all around the titanium, creating attachments to it, making it have a very strong hold. This now firm structure provides a new artificial root system for the placement of a dental crown, or to attach a bridge or denture to.
Patient’s love that their dental implants allow them to forget that they ever had a tooth missing, and the success rate of implants is higher than any other dental restoration, with a greater than 98% rate of success.
What is the process of placing the implant?
The placement of your dental implant sounds much scarier than you will feel. We begin the process with whatever anesthesia is decided by you and depending on the amount of work being done, any prescriptions you are taking, and your comfort level. Once we know that you are not feeling any pain, we begin with preparing the site. opens the soft tissue to reveal the bone and then uses a specialized tool to create the space. In most situations the patient required a bone graft treatment, this is done before the placement of your implant in preparation for surgery. then places the implant in the jawbone. He finishes with suturing closed the area. Healing times may vary, and the option of having a temporary restoration may vary, but approximately 3 months after implantation we should be able to place the prosthetic of choice in place.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
We always recommend first consulting with before deciding whether or not you are a candidate for dental implants. There are some things that may complicate the success of your surgery. Patients who do not heal timely may not be a candidate, this includes patients who have uncontrolled diabetes and patients who smoke. We will discuss this during your consultation and can offer more information.
We are happy to answer all of your questions about dental implants. The AAID reported that 3 million Americans have implants and that number is growing by 500,000 a year, be a part of this exciting restoration and improve your oral function and aesthetic. For more information, contact us at (972) 539-1491
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