Dental Implants

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    In recent years, dental implants have become one of the most popular solutions for replacing lost teeth. Dental implants are lifelike and durable and with proper care, can least for the rest of a person’s life.

    How Dental Implants Work

    Dental implants work by replacing the missing root structure of teeth. To do this, a titanium post is embedded into the jawbone where it will become stable as bone begins to fuse to it. Once the stabilization process is complete, a restoration like a dental crown or bridge can be attached to complete the tooth replacement process. Titanium is used because it is a metal that is biocompatible with the body. Allowing for osseointegration, the process by which bone fuses to titanium elements, an implant can effectively replace missing root structure to support custom prosthetics.

    Restorations and Dental Implants

    The restorations that are attached to dental implants provide a biting surface for chewing food as well as serve as support structures for existing natural teeth. A single dental implant can hold a crown or a bridge. These restorations can be constructed from a few different types of materials including porcelain for a natural appearance and metal alloys like gold or silver for durability and affordability. If restorations become loose or broken, they can be replaced.

    MINI Dental Implants

    Those requiring multiple tooth replacement or those whose dentures fit poorly can benefit from MINI implants. These implants are smaller in diameter than the implants used for single tooth restoration. MINI implants are ideal for patients who have bone loss due to wearing dentures or having missing teeth because they can adequately support dentures and can be placed in a one-day, minimally invasive procedure.

    Benefits of Dental Implants

    Dental implants present unique benefits to patients suffering from tooth loss. The process of bone fusing to titanium (osseointegration) helps preserve bone tissue by preventing its deterioration, a problem that commonly affects those with tooth loss. Implants are so durable that once they are stable, they can completely restore oral function. Those who have dental implants can eat a balanced diet with comfort and confidence. Lastly, since the loss of a tooth’s root is addressed with implants, patients can enjoy a very low maintenance restoration. Implants are cleaned the same way that natural teeth are.

    To learn more about your tooth replacement options or to determine if dental implants are right for you, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. At your appointment, we will perform an examination to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure and answer questions or concerns that you might have.

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    Common Questions

    A dental implant is a prosthetic used to replace the root of a tooth. Conventional replacement teeth only replace visible tooth structure by resting on top of the gums or by anchoring to existing biological teeth. A dental implant, however, is embedded into the jawbone where it will ultimately be used to hold a permanent crown or bridge. Those with dental implants will enjoy smooth and comfortable oral function as well as a replacement tooth that supports the entire oral health system – especially bone density. Dental implants will not move or budge during eating or speaking and with proper care, they can last for decades or longer.
    The total price of receiving a dental implant and its restoration vary from person to person for a few different reasons. First, whether a person requires a tooth extraction prior to the placement of an implant can increase cost. Secondly, the restorations attached to dental implants can vary in price because some materials used to make dental crowns and bridges are more expensive than others are. Costs can also increase if a patient requires treatments prior to the placement of implants such as bone or soft tissue grafts, which help improve the likelihood of a dental implant’s success rate.
    Typically, candidates for dental implants should have a history of good oral health and a commitment to practicing proper oral hygiene as well as keeping routine dental appointments. Periodontal disease, bone atrophy, and certain lifestyle preferences like smoking can affect the stability and longevity of a dental implant. The only way to be certain if one is a candidate for this tooth replacement method is to schedule a consultation. At your appointment, our team will perform a comprehensive examination of the entire oral cavity and inquire about your medical history to help determine if dental implants are right for you.
    Receiving a dental implant involves a same-day, outpatient surgical procedure. The implant is placed through the empty tooth socket and into the jawbone. After the initial placement, patients will begin a recovery stage of treatment that allows for bone surrounding the implant to fuse around it, stabilizing it in place.

    Implant supported dentures are a method of securing a full arch of prosthetic teeth to dental implants that are strategically placed throughout the jawbone. A conventional set of dentures relies on the curvature of the jawbone to stay in place. However, over time, conventional dentures can become ill fitting as bone begins to atrophy due to a lack of stimulation. When dentures are supported by dental implants, the bone will remain stimulated, thus preventing hard tissue deterioration. Implant supported dentures will not move during oral function because they are supported beneath the surface of the gums.

    Office Location

    300 West Boyd Dr.
    Allen, TX 75013

    (972) 727-3941

    Meet the Doctors

    Jeffrey N. Williams, DDS

    Dr. Jeff’s eye for beauty and attention to detail allows him to create fabulous smiles for his patients.

    Steve M. Williams, DDS

    Dr. Steve creates healthy, attractive smiles and enjoys seeing the dramatic results of modern cosmetic dentistry.

    Brad D. Wyatt, DMD

    Dr. Brad is an excellent clinician and genuine people person, who is energetic, kind and gentle.