Replace Missing Teeth with Dental Implants in Plano, TX
When you're missing one or more of your natural teeth, living life to the fullest can become difficult. Not only is your oral health compromised, but your smile's function and your self-confidence are badly damaged as well. In these cases, our team at Dental Renaissance recommends dental implants. This revolutionary reconstructive solution is a perfect match for your lost teeth allowing you to show them off proudly and enjoy your favorite foods for many years to come.
Feel free to contact our Plano, TX office today if you'd like to learn more, or if you're ready to schedule a free implant consultation! Dr. Pollard and Dr. Patel welcome patients from all over the DFW area, including Richardson, Allen, and beyond.
Dental Implant Process
Essentially, implants are small posts made of biocompatible titanium and placed directly into the patient's gum tissue. This creates a brand-new root for the lost tooth, which stimulates the jawbone and keeps it full and healthy over the years. When determining whether or not implants are the right choice for your unique smile, our Plano doctors perform a complete assessment that includes 3D digital X-rays. If your oral health is generally good and there's an adequate amount of bone density in the implant area, your procedure has a high chance of success.
After your consultation, patients need to undergo the actual placement of their implants. In most cases, our team will be able to handle this procedure right here in-office for maximum comfort and convenience. Afterwards, a period of healing time will be required for the implants to create a strong bond with your natural tissue. Finally, patients will return to our Plano office so we can design and place custom restorations over the implants, completing your better, brighter smile.
Tooth Restoration Options
In traditional cases, Dr. Pollard or Dr. Patel replenish your implants with custom, tooth-colored dental crowns. In addition to their quality, lifelike appearance, they also allow our team to preserve the health of surrounding teeth better. If your tooth loss is more extensive, we can alternatively provide an implant-retained denture or bridge that attaches permanently to your smile allowing for more security and durability than their traditional counterparts.
Dental implants offer patients several amazing benefits, including:
- Once restored, implants can be treated just like natural teeth! Patients are free to enjoy all their favorite foods and brush and floss like normal.
- There are no messy adhesives or constant removal to worry about with implants - just lifelike, permanent teeth. In fact, the results are so seamless that many patients forget their smile isn't wholly natural.
- As long as they're cared for properly with oral hygiene and professional check-ups, patients can expect their dental implants to last for thirty years, forty years, or even the rest of their lives.
Implant-retained dentures are often the ideal restoration of choice for patients with more extensive tooth loss who are in need of a sturdy, cost-effective solution. These custom prosthetics closely resemble a traditional denture, but they're actually designed to attach over a certain number of placed implants, creating a fixed, permanent fit that feels just like the real thing – no embarrassing looseness or slippage required! Removable denture options are also available for patients here at Dental Renaissance.