Dental Implants - Allen, TX

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Restoring Your Smile With Dental Implants

Missing one or more natural teeth can make it difficult for you to chew food properly, make you feel self-conscious about your smile, and can lead to poor oral health. Biologically, missing teeth can also cause your jaw bone to shrink as well as your surrounding teeth to shift and tip.

Whether you’ve had traditional dentures for a while or have been considering implants, you may already know they come with several issues like dentures can slip or be knocked out of your mouth. But with dental implants, they have been the gold standard for replacing missing teeth for the past several decades. The best part is implants look and function just like your natural teeth.

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What is a dental implant restoration?

Structure of Dental Implant

There are three elements to a dental implant. The implant, abutment, and the crown. Think of a dental implant as an artificial tooth root made of titanium or ceramic that fuses with the surrounding jaw bone. This fusion is what makes implants feel so natural. A custom-matched permanent crown is attached to the implant with a special connector called an abutment. With the implant, abutment, and crown in place, you’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence!

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What Sets Us Apart?

Did you know there are dozens of dental implant manufacturers ? This means not all implants are made of the same quality. In fact, some companies only stay around for a couple of years before they shut their doors. Because dental implants have brand-specific parts that may need to be replaced over time, patients with these off brand implants will have a hard time finding parts that fit or will need to use generic parts that are often substandard. Also, without the proper research and scientific backing, the longevity of these off brand implants and parts is simply unknown.

At Sloan Creek Dental, we are committed to your dental care and only use implants from reputable manufacturer who are at the forefront of implant technology, and offer the most well-researched products in the field.

Want to know more about dental implant restoration? Schedule an appointment today!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implant treatment is a popular tooth replacement method among patients and dentists alike. Some of their many benefits include:

  • With proper care, they’re a permanent solution for tooth replacement and does not require reducing other teeth.
  • The implant is custom-made to look, feel, and function like your natural tooth. This helps you maintain a healthy appearance and enjoy the confidence that comes with a beautiful natural smile.
  • Do not need additional maintenance as you would brush and floss them like your natural teeth.
  • Implants help you preserve your facial shape, and your lips and cheeks will not appear sunken.
  • Dental Implants improves the quality of life as they no longer have to worry about their missing teeth.
  • The titanium posts stimulate the jawbone, promote jawbone health and improves your overall oral health.
  • Prevents tooth decay and cavities in the surrounding area.
  • Can be used to stabilize dentures, and create a more comfortable bite.
  • Eliminate the need to modify healthy teeth
  • Dental implants are attached directly to the jawbone and do not require the healthy adjacent teeth to be altered like with a dental bridge.

When Should I get Dental Implants?

Adults with missing teeth should get dental implants as soon as possible assuming your dental health is in good standing. This is because your jaw bone will immediately begin to shrink after a tooth is removed. If significant bone loss occurs, your adjacent teeth will move and you will may more extensive and costly treatment before an implant can be placed.

For the best outcomes, a bone grafting procedure is performed on the same day the tooth is removed. This is to help maintain enough bone in the area to adequately hold an implant in place and keep it stable. Depending on the condition of the gums, underlying bone, and other surrounding structures, we can either place the implant during the same appointment as the tooth extraction and bone graft or we may need to wait a few months for the healing process before we can continue with the dental implant placement.

What is the Dental Implant Procedure?

Evaluating your need for dental Implants

The first step to obtaining dental implants is to contact Sloan Creek Dental near Allen , TX before any procedure is performed. Dr. Feng will give you a thorough dental exam that includes taking x-rays of your teeth and jawbone using our CBCT. Your 3D x-rays will help Dr. Feng figure out exactly what steps she will need to take. For instance, some people may not have enough bone in the jaw to support the implant and will require a bone graft before or during placement of the implant. The 3D image will also help determine the ideal placement location for the dental implant.

Final step

Once your dental implant has fully integrated with your jawbone, your custom-made crown will be placed onto the implant abutment. All of our restorations are made of a durable material that will resemble a natural tooth and blend into your smile. Your dental implant and crown will restore the function, look, and strength of your teeth.

After the dental implant process, you should continue your normal oral hygiene routine. Your implant is treated like a natural tooth and should be brushed and flossed to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.

Dental implant placement

Dr. Feng believes in using advanced technologies for precise and accurate implant placements. For the majority of cases, a surgical guide will be used so that there is no guesswork during the implant process. Many dentists still place implants using a freehand technique which means they’re basically guessing the best position and angulation of the implant. If the angle or position of the implant is off for whatever reason, there is a potential for complications when placing the implant crown, nerve damage, or implant failure.

The dental implant procedure begins with numbing the area where the implant will be inserted. A small incision will be strategically made where the implant post will be placed directly into your jaw. This post is similar to a tooth root as it allows the replacement tooth to be securely fitted and held in place. The post will be left to heal for three to six months during which a process called osseointegration occurs. During this healing period, the dental implant will fuse into the jaw bone to serve as a base for an abutment and the implant crown. The goal is to create a healthy, stable foundation to promote a long-lasting and natural-looking final restoration.

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Dental Implant FAQs

We know that you may have many questions during your search for a dental implant specialist, so we’re here to help you at every step of the way. We’ve compiled answers to some of the most common dental implant questions we we get from patients.

If you’re interested in dental implants, the first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist. Your dentist will review and assess whether or not you would be an appropriate candidate for dental implants. During your consultation, your dentist will review the condition of your gums, jawbone, and other parts of your mouth. If you have healthy gums and strong bones, it’s likely that you’ll be able to get the treatment done successfully.

It’s a common misconception that dental implant surgery is painful. In fact, the surgical procedure itself is easy to tolerate, and the healing process is what can cause discomfort.

When you come in for your consultation, we will take the time to explain in detail what to expect from the procedure. We will also be sure to answer any questions you may have and give you detailed information on post-operative care.

As with any surgery, you’ll need to take it easy for a few days after the procedure and follow post-op directions. If you’re feeling pain or discomfort during this time, make sure to let your doctor know so they can prescribe medication if necessary.

At Sloan Creek Dental, we offer our services at affordable rates so that more patients can receive the dental care they need. Dental implant cost varies for each patient based on the number of implants, type of insurance details, anesthesia, and if any additional procedures are necessary. During your consultation, we will discuss these items with you and provide an estimate for your procedure.

While other tooth replacement options like bridges and dentures may be less expensive up front, they do not provide long-term oral health benefits like dental implants. For example, dentures must be replaced every few years, and most patients find it embarrassing to remove them during meals and cleaning. Dental implants remain in place permanently and protect your oral health better than other options.

Recovery time for dental implants varies depending on factors like the number of implants and whether grafts are needed. For one or two implants without grafts, recovery may be as short as 1-2 days. However, if multiple implants or grafts are required, recovery may extend to a week or two.

Schedule a Consultation with your Allen, TX Dental Implant Specialist Today

Patients who suffer from tooth loss need a strong and long-lasting option other than traditional dentures. With dental implants, it might be the right choice for you. Our dental office is conveniently located in Fairview, TX, approximately 5 to 10 minutes from Allen . We’re easy to find as we’re located in the Fairview Town Center off Stacy Rd. and Highway 121. If you have any questions about dental implant dentistry, or want to learn more about how dental implants might benefit your smile, feel free to give us a call at (972) 468-1440.

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