Dr. Regina Y Powe performs dental implants at our dental office to reclaim your bite function, preserve facial structure, and boost oral health. Dental implants have evolved significantly, and today there are many options, with most patients with missing teeth qualifying for these restorations.
Consider how bone can recede after a tooth is extracted. The tooth is constantly attempting to stabilize the bone, and the bone is constantly attempting to stabilize the tooth. When a tooth is lost, this connection is broken, harming oral health and even jeopardizing the teeth next to the missing one. Once bone loss has begun, time is of the essence. You can consider restorative dentistry services like tooth implants in Frisco, TX.
Our implant surgical procedure takes approximately 30 to 60 minutes when one implant is involved, but for more implants, it takes two to three hours to insert the posts surgically. The entire process for implant placement may require several appointments depending on what pre-implant treatments are needed. Our dentist ensures great precision and a keen eye for each case.
We give intravenous sedation or laughing gas to foster comfort. A localized anesthetic numbs the areas in which implants will be placed. A small incision is created within the gum tissue, revealing the bone where the dentist gently inserts the metal implant posts using special instruments.
The next phase involves healing time. Integrating metal posts and bone into one takes around four to six months. Once the initial healing phase is done, we place the support post known as healing caps or abutments. This is done during a brief follow-up appointment. Healing abutments allows the gum tissue to heal and mature correctly.
You come in later after healing to get a mouth model for crafting the crowns. We may provide provision crowns for a short as we prepare the final crowns. Your last appointment involves removing the provisional crowns and placing the lasting ones.
When you go for restorative dentistry in Frisco, TX, and are scheduled for dental implants, you have artificial teeth that look natural after the procedure. Dental implants in Frisco, TX, last a lifetime. They also prevent bone loss and keep the adjacent teeth stable. Moreover, tooth implants foster good oral health, thus helping keep gum disease away. Implants can help prevent premature aging and facial sagging.
Consult our dentist near you to discuss your dental implant placement options and your expectations. Regina Y Powe, DDS, ensures you have healthy, strong, shiny, and functional teeth.