Are you missing one or more teeth? Dr. Madhav offers a versatile restorative service known as dental implants to help patients in exactly your situation. With dental implants, you can have a complete smile again, allowing you to reclaim oral health and wellbeing. Dental implants have a crown-and-root structure that mimics the natural design of teeth. As a result, you can replace both your lost tooth and its missing root. Why is this important? Because of the two important jobs our roots have. First, our tooth roots anchor teeth to the jaw. Second, they promote bone growth in the jaw so the jawbone stays healthy throughout life. What implants do, then, is enable you to have results that look and feel more natural.
There are many tooth replacement options available, but in recent years, implant supported dental restoration has become the gold-standard. Some of the many reasons dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solutions for almost any patient include:
Dental implants can be paired with a range of prosthetic options, from single crowns to bridges, partial dentures, and full dentures. This makes dental implants one of the most versatile restorative services currently available.
If you’ve lost one tooth, we’ll use one implant post to support a custom, tooth-colored dental crown. This flawlessly mimics the oral structure you’ve lost, leaving you with a picture-perfect smile.
To replace several consecutive teeth, a fixed bridge may be attached to two implant pots. One implant will be placed at each end of the row of replacement teeth. For consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth, an implant retained partial denture may be a better option. Partials fill in the gaps between healthy teeth. These prosthetics are typically attached to between two and four strategically positioned implant posts.
Following the loss of a full row of teeth, an implant supported denture may be your best option. Dentures can be supported by between four and six dental implant posts.
A complete implant procedure is finished in two phases. In the first, one or more implant posts are surgically placed in your jaw. In the second, your new prosthetic will be attached to your implant(s), fully restoring your smile.
Often, your dentist will refer you to a specialist for the first phase, with the second phase to be finished at your normal practice. But at Preston Bend Dental, we’re proud to offer full-service implant care under one roof. Instead of visiting a completely new practice for your surgery, many times you can have both phases of care completed in a familiar and comfortable environment.
The only way to get an accurate estimate of the out of pocket costs of implant supported tooth replacement is to work with one of our knowledgeable team members during a dental implant consultation. There are many variables that impact the cost of your implant supported tooth replacement, including the number and location of missing teeth, materials used, implant and restoration manufacturer, and the need for preparatory treatments. Each step of the implant process – preparatory procedures, implant surgery, abutment placement, and restoration – will be billed separately to help you budget for the cost of treatment over several months. Whenever possible, we’ll process and file dental insurance claims, and our team can often help you to find low and no interest financing options to break the cost of treatment into smaller payments.
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Call Preston Bend Dental in Plano to schedule a consultation with Dr. Madhav. During your appointment, we’ll complete a thorough exam to determine your eligibility for the procedure. We offer complete implant care to patients from Plano, Frisco, McKinney, and all surrounding areas.