Are you missing one or more teeth? At Preston Bend Dental, Dr. Madhav offers a versatile restorative service – 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 in Plano have a crown-and-root structure that mimics the natural design of teeth. This gives you a strong, stable, and lifelike completed smile that you can rely on. Contact us today to learn more!
With dental implants, a titanium post is surgically placed into your jawbone to serve as a new root. A metal abutment is attached to the implant, allowing Dr. Madhav to secure a custom-made dental crown on top. Multiple implant posts can even be paired with bridges or dentures to bring back several teeth at once.
The unique three-part structure of dental implants sets them apart from other tooth replacements. For one, after they’ve been placed, they fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Due to this process, they have the potential to last for decades or even a lifetime with the right care. They also restore more chewing power and feel more natural than alternative solutions. For these reasons and many more, dental implants are usually our first recommendation for patients who are tired of dealing with tooth loss.
Here is a general overview of the dental implant process:
There are many options for tooth replacement available, but in recent years, dental implants have become the gold-standard. Some of the reasons that dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement solution for almost any patient include:
You know that sunken in facial appearance you associate with denture wearers? That occurs due to the diminishment of healthy jawbone density and gum tissue volume that proceeds the loss of one or more teeth. The roots of teeth provide the stimulation necessary to preserve this healthy structure, but without tooth roots, supportive structures are resorbed. Implant posts replace the lost roots of missing teeth, replacing the healthy structure while preserving gum and bone tissue. This ensures your face maintains its healthy, youthful appearance as well.
Following extensive tooth loss, a traditional denture allows patients to regain some of the appearance and function of their healthy smiles, but these removable prosthetics significantly limit the diet as they only restore about 20% of healthy chewing function. Implant retained prosthetics allow patients to eat all of their favorite foods, replacing 70% or more chewing ability.
Traditional replacement options – fixed bridges and dentures – rely on surrounding teeth and gum tissues for support. Unfortunately, this can be hard on the healthy dental tissues, leading to additional damage or further tooth loss. Dental implant posts make these advanced tooth replacement prosthetics completely self-supporting like your healthy, natural teeth, so your remaining teeth and oral structures aren’t adversely impacted by dental implant supported replacement teeth.
Traditional fixed bridges require little or no change to your daily hygiene routine, but more advanced removable denture prosthetics can be difficult to clean, especially if you have arthritis or other concerns that impact dexterity. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures can be brushed just like your healthy, natural teeth. This is a much better option for many patients.
Worried about the appearance of your fixed bridge, partial, or full denture? Tired of slipping sliding dentures when you’re talking to friends? With a natural feeling and functioning implant denture, you can speak clearly, chew a wide range of foods, and smile with complete confidence.
Dental crowns, bridges, partials, and full dentures need to be repaired or replaced every five to ten years to ensure optimal function. Dental implant-supported replacement teeth can last for two decades or longer with proper care. In fact, these natural looking, feeling, and functioning restoration solutions have a 90 to 95% success rate after 20 years.
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. Here are the ways that we can restore your missing teeth:
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 beautiful and strong full set of teeth.
To replace several consecutive teeth, a fixed bridge may be attached to two implant posts. 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 denture may be your best option. Dentures can be supported by between four and six dental implant posts. This gives you a secure replacement of your full smile.
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.