Looking for Affordable Dental Implants?
Every year, dental treatment options seemingly take another technological leap forward. Americans have never had more information, experience, and technology at their disposal to prevent tooth loss. However, there are still millions of Americans each year who (mainly through decay or gum disease) lose teeth. In the past when this happened, patients were only offered two treatment options: bridges or dentures. Luckily, today there is a third treatment option available – dental implants.
There are two main parts to dental implants, the implant itself and the replacement tooth. The implant is a small titanium screw-like object that is designed to secure itself in the bone socket of the missing tooth. Once the implant has been placed and your body has healed, then a permanent synthetic replacement tooth called a crown will be attached to it (through the use of a device called an abutment).
The first step of the process is a consultation. It is important to ascertain the current state of your oral health. A full dental examination will take place where an assessment will be made. North Texas Dental Surgery in McKinney Tx, will then transparently provide recommendations to you for your potential treatment options. There is no need to dread going to an implant surgeon to perform the surgical aspect of placing the implant and then finding another dentist at another location to do the crown portion of the Implant. Our office is a one stop shop full of board-certified specialists who have years of experience in placing thousands of dental implants and restoring crowns, making sure you leave with a beautiful smile from one office.
The first stage of the process is the installation of the titanium implants themselves. Under local Anesthetic or Iv Sedation, your surgery will begin. Local Anesthetic is a shot that numbs your mouth while IV Sedation is intravenously given to you and allows you to sleep during the procedure. The titanium screw-like device will be attached securely and align perfectly. This is important to ensure an excellent fit when the replacement tooth is fitted.
The next part of the process is the healing stage. This is arguably the most important part of the whole procedure and can take anywhere from 12 to 16 weeks. During this time the body’s natural healing processes will enable the bone to regrow around the titanium implant. This effectively fuses it in place as part of your body. This is what provides the extreme stability and reliability of dental implants.
Once the healing phase has been completed the next part of the process can begin. During this phase, a connector called an Healing cap abutment is attached to the implant. The small but essential object helps your new tissue form to ensure a secure and aesthetically pleasing fit for the implant.
Finally, we will take impressions of your teeth, and we will carefully model your current bite pattern. North Texas Dental Surgery in McKinney Tx, will then find your perfect shade match. This is one of the most impressive parts of the process for many people. The color-matching technology and processes are extremely precise. There will not be any obvious difference between your new tooth and any existing ones. This process allows for the creation of a custom replacement tooth (or teeth), that will fit perfectly in your mouth.
When the tooth is ready, it is then attached with an abutment (which is attached to the implant) and the process is finished. At this point, you have a new tooth in your mouth that seamlessly blends in, and is as strong as (or stronger) than your other existing teeth.
Addy's Dental Implant Journey
Dental implants are at the cutting edge of dental technology. They are one of the most advanced and complex procedures that a dentist can perform. Ensuring you choose the right surgeon is as important as brushing your teeth.
This is true for two main reasons. The invasive nature of dental implants means that while the procedure is painless, it can be uncomfortable if not performed correctly. A highly skilled dental specialist will be able to perform the procedure with speed and efficiency, minimizing your discomfort. We provide some of the most competitive rates in the state and have extensive experience in dealing with dental implants. Come experience a revolutionary change in your dental perception with North Texas Dental Surgery.