Dental Implants Restore teeth and smile with 100% bite strength.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
Dental implants are artificial roots and teeth (usually titanium) that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jaw bone by a dentist or Periodontist - a specialist of the gums and supporting bone. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile. Dental implants are strong and durable and will last many years. On occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays or Cone beam CT and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself for up to six months. Depending on the type of implant, a second surgery may be required in order to place the “post or abutment” that will hold the artificial tooth in place. With other implants the post and anchor are already attached and placed at the same time.
After several weeks of healing the artificial teeth are made and fitted to the post portion of the anchor. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take one to two months to complete. After a healing period, the artificial teeth are securely attached to the implant, providing excellent stability and comfort to the patient.
You will receive care instructions when your treatment is completed. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, alongside regular dental visits, will aid in the life of your new implant.
Following dental implant surgery, patients must take detailed care of the area surrounding their new implant. For the first month the dental implant is still integrating with the bone and tissues so the patient’s care routine will be slightly more involved during this initial period. Above all, do not disturb the wound in the initial days that follow surgery. Avoid rinsing, spitting, and touching the mouth for 24 hours after surgery to avoid contaminating or irritating the surgical site. After dental implant surgery it’s important to follow these care instructions:
What does recovery involve?
While each patient’s case is different, recovery after dental implant surgery happens in a series of phases. With your new dental implants, maintaining proper oral hygiene should be your primary focus. In order for the implant to properly fuse with the jawbone, it must remain clean. Also keep in mind that when properly cared for, a dental implant can serve its owner for life.
When maintaining proper hygiene, oral discomfort should gradually lessen. Swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding may still occur. If any pain does continue, feel free to continue using the pain medications.
Healing time differs depending on whether a patient receives immediate crown placement, or waits for the implant to fuse with the jawbone. Your recovery timeframe will depend on your individual case and treatment plan; follow-up appointments will be scheduled accordingly.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.
Dental Implant includes dental titanium implant, Custom Abutment, Porcelain crown, Cone Beam CT, Exam & X ray.
Dr. Kumar is fellowship trained in Implant dentistry and certifed by ICOI, has placed hundreds of implant, She is active member of International Congress of Oral Dental Implantologist, American Academy of implant Dentistry and American General dentistry, has been committed to life time learning and pursuing fellowship in implant dentistry. She has been practicing as implant dentist in Frisco & Plano, Dallas metroplex area and committed to provide affordable dental implant in Frisco.
Dr. Kumar is preferred veteran dentist works directly with Dallas veteran Hospital to provide crowns and general dentist services to our veterans.
Q. What is the advantage of implant VS partial denture.
A. Implants has almost same bite strength after 6 months of placement compare to partial denture only 20% of bite strength.
Q. How long Implants may last.
A. In good oral hygiene the implant may last for life time.
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