Dental implant – Tooth replacement
Why do we recommend so many implants at our Frisco dental office? We believe that dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement for most patients.
There are certain criteria we look for to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants, such as width of bone and oral health. Our dentists are highly capable of helping you decide if an implant is the right option for you.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw that gets placed in your jaw during a painless procedure. The dental implant will osseointegrate for roughly 3-6 months before a dental crown will be placed on top.
It is a procedure that can give patients long term satisfaction as the success rate is well over 20 years.
Benefits of dental implants
There are many benefits of a dental implant which include:
- Strength: They are made of titanium and will very rarely break.
- Increases bone: Implants are the only dental prosthesis that can actually increase bone density.
- Feel: Dental implants typically feel very good in a patients mouth and they are extremely esthetic.
How to they place the implant and crown?
Replacing your teeth with an implant involves a few steps and visits.
During the initial visit your dentist will insert the implant into your bone and let it heal for roughly 3-6 months.
Once the dental implant is firmly attached in your mouth, we will take and impression and within a few weeks deliver an abutment and crown.
The crown is the only portion of the whole implant system that you will actually see. it is a very esthetic option and dental implants can potentially last a lifetime.