Implant dental restorations are a winning combination for a functional and beautiful smile
Do you want to replace that missing tooth? We have a tooth replacement option that feels, looks, and performs like the tooth you just lost. At North Mesquite Dental Group, we offer natural-looking dental implants to replace missing teeth. Because a dental implant seats firmly on the jawbone, it holds up as well or better than a natural tooth!
The dental implant surgery
The dental implant process starts with a consultation with Dr. Tina Foss. During your first appointment, we evaluate your oral health to ensure you are free of cavities and gum disease. Moreover, we assess your jawbone to ensure it’s healthy enough to support an implant.
Once we establish you are a great candidate for a dental implant, we refer you to an oral surgeon with amassed years of experience in placing dental implants, including complicated oral surgery.
After administering anesthesia, the oral surgeon surgically inserts a titanium, screw-like post in your jawbone. This step must be done carefully and precisely to ensure a successful outcome. Naturally, the more experienced the oral surgeon, the higher the chances of success.
The dental implant restoration
Once the titanium is seated deep into the jawbone, it fuses with the bone through osseointegration within 3-6 months. After healing, the oral surgeon installs an abutment — a minor procedure that takes two weeks to heal. The abutment connects the dental implant to a tooth prosthesis.
The final step of a dental implant is restoring your tooth with a replacement crown or bridge. Here, we take Digital scans and send them directly to the lab to be used to custom-make your crown or bridge. When your tooth restoration is ready, we bond it to your implant for a complete transformation.
The benefits of dental implants
A dental implant is designed to mimic your natural teeth, from appearance to performance. Dental implants restore your oral functionality to nearly 100%. This way, you can chew, speak, and smile without worrying about your teeth. Your dental implant also looks like your natural teeth. Once in place, no one will ever know you lost a tooth.
The other benefits of dental implants include:
- They are easy to maintain
- Implants can last for lifetime with proper maintenance.
- They prevent bone loss
- They prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
- Dental implants retain your youthful look
When looking for a tooth replacement, no option comes close to dental implants. It looks and performs like your natural teeth. Whether considering single tooth or full-mouth dental implants, you can never go wrong with North Mesquite Dental Group. Please dial (972) 619-7763 to schedule an appointment.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.