Dental Implants in Allen
Rebuild Your Smile for a Lifetime
There’s no question: dental implants are the premier tooth replacement solution available today. They are able to reliably restore any number of missing teeth, and they provide the most durable and natural- looking results compared any other treatment. Period. At our practice, Dr. Fatima Robertson is able to expertly place dental implants into the jawbone in order to create a strong foundation for new teeth. With them, you’ll be able to regain your confident smile and enjoy your favorite foods with ease again. To learn more about this treatment and what it could do for you, contact us today for a consultation.
Placement of Dental Implants for Crown & Bridges
A dental implant is actually a small titanium post that is placed directly into the jawbone in order to create a brand new tooth root. This can then be attached to a variety of prosthetics, including crowns and bridges, to replace one or multiple missing teeth.
For the placement procedure, you’ll be thoroughly numbed with local anesthesia, and then Dr. Robertson will make a small incision in your gums to expose your jawbone. She’ll slowly place the implant post(s) within the bone, and then she’ll suture the gums closed.
After this, you’ll be given 3-6 months to heal, during which time the implants will actually bond directly to the surrounding bone through a process called osseointegration. Once you are completely healed, you’ll return to your general dentist to have your new teeth placed.
Placement of Dental Implants for Dentures
Dental implants can also be used to support a partial or full denture that is much more stable and durable than a traditional removable prosthetic. The placement procedure is very similar to that of dental crowns and bridges, except you’ll receive four to eight implants at the same time depending on your needs. They will be topped with either ball-shaped joints or a metal bar that the denture will simply snap onto. It will not be removable (except by your dentist), and it will give you a more natural-looking and feeling smile you’ll be able to enjoy for many years.
The name of this service says it all. If you are missing multiple teeth, even an entire row, we can help you restore them in a single day. And, we won’t just give you a traditional denture, but a strong and lifelike implant-retained denture. Dr. Robertson and our team are able to place and restore dental implants in a single appointment so you can reclaim your smile and get back to your life in less time than ever.
All-on-4 Implant Dentures
All-on-4 implant dentures enable us to restore an entire row of teeth with an implant-retained denture with just one appointment. Four dental implants will be strategically positioned within your jawbone, and a temporary denture will immediately be connected to them. In the ensuing months, your general dentist will help you design a more permanent denture. With this treatment, you can literally wake up in the morning missing a row of teeth and go to bed that night with a complete smile.
3D Cone Beam Imaging
For such a delicate procedure like dental implant placement, we need to create a highly-precise treatment plan. For that, we’ll use our 3D cone beam scanner. This will create a fully three-dimensional X-ray image of your teeth, jaw, and other surrounding structures so we can find the perfect locations for your implants. This image will even show us the location of sensitive nerves so we can avoid them, ensuring both a successful treatment and painless recovery.
Dental Implants Prevent Bone Loss
After you lose a tooth, the bone that once supported it begins to deteriorate. In fact, it may lose up to 25 percent of its volume within the first year after an extraction! Over time, the bone loss will continue and can lead to serious problems. Most tooth replacement options do nothing to preserve the jawbone. Traditional dentures and partial dentures can even accelerate the bone loss. Dental implants, on the other hand, help to preserve the jawbone because they act like tooth roots; they stimulate the surrounding tissue, helping to keep it strong and thick.