Dental Implants to Anchor Your Replacement Teeth
Since they complete your smile and allow you to bite, chew, and speak clearly, most traditional tooth replacement options only focus on replacing the crowns of lost teeth. Yet, by ignoring the roots of your lost teeth, conventional dental bridges and dentures cannot prevent the deeper consequences of tooth loss – including the slow degradation of the jawbone that supports your remaining teeth.
Dental implants, which are small, root-like posts that are inserted into the jawbone, are biocompatible, so your jawbone fuses to them as it heals. This process, known as osseointegration, makes the implant posts a part of your oral anatomy, and can help rebuild your entire smile by reestablishing the vital functions of your roots.
In the Office
To qualify for dental implants, your smile must be free of dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease, and your jawbone must be dense enough to support the posts. A thorough examination and comprehensive digital images of your teeth and jawbone will help determine if you are a viable candidate.
If necessary, Dr. Chen might recommend appropriate restorative treatment and/or periodontal therapy to restore your oral health before recommending implant placement.
With extensive training in implant dentistry, Dr. Chen can place most dental implants in our office so you don’t have to visit a separate specialist to complete your treatment. After the implant or implants are placed, healing may take 4-6 months, after which Dr. Chen can secure your dental crown, bridge, partial, or complete denture to the posts.
Besides improved stability for your replacement teeth, dental implants also help preserve your entire smile for life. Reestablishing dental roots restores the stimulation that keeps your jawbone strong and healthy reducing the risk of further tooth loss due to a gradually weakening jawbone.
Brighter Smiles at Illume Dental in McKinney, TX
At Illume Dental, we are committed to maintaining an excellent level of service for everyone. Our philosophy is that exceptional dental care begins with a personal relationship with your dentist and dental care team. Therefore, every treatment is tailored to meet your unique needs and exceed your expectations. To schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Chen, call Illume Dental in McKinney, TX, today at (469) 301-1255. We proudly welcome patients from McKinney, TX, as well as Allen, Plano, Frisco, and all surrounding communities.