Dental Implants — Frisco, TX
A Permanent Solution to Tooth Loss
When a tooth goes missing, the jawbone loses stimulation from the root. As a result, the body diverts those nutrients elsewhere in the body, leaving the jawbone weaker and less able to provide adequate support for the remaining teeth. Out of the options for replacing missing teeth, dental implants are the only choice that replaces the entire tooth structure, including the root. As such, it’s the only tooth replacement option that can prevent jawbone deterioration after tooth loss! At Archway Dental, Dr. Parmar is able to offer this treatment to give you back your smile’s confidence, strength, and beauty. Are you interested in knowing if you qualify for dental implants in Frisco, TX? Contact us today to schedule a consultation!
Why Choose Archway Dental For Dental Implants?
- Compassionate Dentist with Years of Experience & Advanced Training
- Dental Implant Surgery & Restoration Conveniently Completed In-Office
- Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth for Life
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped post. Typically, they’re made of a biocompatible material called titanium. Once the dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone, it will gradually fuse with the surrounding bone tissue. After several months of healing, it will essentially be part of the jaw! This strong foundation provides lifelike functionality, stability, and comfort that simply can’t be replicated by other tooth replacement options. One or more dental implants can be placed in the jawbone to restore any number of missing teeth with a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture. The end result is a beautiful smile that looks, feels, and functions as if there were never any missing teeth to begin with!
The Dental Implant Process
Unlike traditional tooth replacement options like dentures or dental bridges, dental implants require a multi-phased treatment process. While it will typically take anywhere from several months to a year to completely rebuild your smile, the results have the potential to last a lifetime! Every dental implant treatment plan differs, but you can generally expect:
- Initial Consultation:You’ll need an initial consultation to ensure you’re a candidate for the treatment, which will also include a CT scan.
- Additional Procedures:You might need additional preliminary procedures before your dental implant placement surgery, like periodontal therapy or bone grafting.
- Implant Placement: Deval Parmar will personally perform your dental implant surgery right here in our office, which involves places the dental implants into the jawbone.
- Abutments: After several months of healing, you may need to return to our office for a second minor surgery to attach a small connector piece called an abutment to the implant.
- Restoration: Finally, you’ll visit us again to have your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture securely fastened to your dental implants.
If you are interested in pursuing this advanced treatment, we have good news for you! You don’t have to travel to several dental offices to get the care you need. Dr. Parmar has the training and experience to perform every step from beginning to end right here in our Frisco dental office. It all starts with a consultation at Archway Dental. We’ll walk you through the entire procedure and help you get the natural-looking results you’re looking for.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because dental implants replace the root and the crown of the missing tooth, they keep the jawbone stimulated and strong, helping it retain its shape. This helps the jawbone give the remaining teeth enough support to avoid future tooth loss. In general, dental implants are about 98 percent successful even 10 years after placement! Their nature-mimicking structure allows them to offer many other benefits that dentures and bridges alone do not.
Being grounded in the jawbone, implants are far more secure than traditional tooth replacements. As a result, you can talk, laugh, smile, and eat in public without thinking about your mouth! You don’t have to be concerned that your prosthetic teeth will slip out of place or embarrass you at inopportune times. Also, you can be sure that your jawbone will keep its youthful shape day after day, helping you have more confidence.
In fact, dental implants can restore up to 70 percent of your original biting force, whereas dentures only manage to give you about 25 percent of the biting force you used to have with natural teeth. With a more powerful bite, you can enjoy more nutritious foods and a varied diet, potentially giving you a longer, healthier life. At minimum, you can have a higher quality of life! The increased stimulation for the jawbone also helps to keep it strong even as you age.
Dental implants can go a long, long time before needing replacement. In fact, dental implants have been known to last more than 30 years! Basically, you could enjoy your replacement teeth for the rest of your lifetime. Plus, one of the most convenient aspects of dental implants is that they require the same daily maintenance as natural teeth, meaning you just need to brush and floss them (and come to our office for regular checkups, of course).
How could dental implants change your life for the better? Schedule a consultation with us to find out!
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Another benefit of dental implants is that they are so versatile and can be used in basically any tooth-replacement scenario. Whether you need to replace just one tooth or a whole arch, there’s a dental implant solution that can meet your needs.
Missing 1 Tooth
For one lost tooth, instead of anchoring to the two healthy teeth that surround the gap, one dental implant is placed into the jawbone, which provides a firm foundation. Once the post has integrated with the surrounding bone tissue, we’ll place a connector and then the dental crown on top.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Regardless of the location of your missing teeth, we can combine just a few dental implants to hold onto a dental bridge or partial denture. Implant-retained restorations don’t rely on (or potentially damage) the teeth around the missing ones, helping you preserve more of your natural, healthy smile.
Missing All Teeth
Even if all your teeth are missing, dental implants can be used to restore your smile. Using four to six implant posts, we can affix a full denture securely in place. With this added stability, you can bite and chew just as you did before—without worrying that your replacement teeth will slip out of position.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There isn’t a set price for dental implants because the amount is determined by a patient’s individual needs, like how many teeth you’re replacing. This affects the number of implant posts and abutments that are needed, as well as the type of restoration. Although it costs more to replace several teeth at once, it’s more cost-effective than to treat each tooth individually.
While dental implants are initially more expensive than dentures or dental bridges, they are more affordable long-term because they can easily last a lifetime. Traditional tooth replacement options need to be replaced every several years, which means dental implants can potentially save you thousands of dollars on replacements! Dental implants are also the only treatment to stop bone loss in your jaw, which helps prevent future tooth loss and lower the cost of caring for your smile.
Although every policy differs, many dental insurances will cover a portion of the cost of the treatment, like the consultation or the restorations. We will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. If there’s a remaining balance, we will discuss your payment options, like third-party financing.
If you’re ready to invest in your smile, it’s time to see if dental implants are right for you. We will help you find the solutions you need to replace your missing teeth without draining your wallet.
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