Lost teeth can steal your self-confidence, harm your oral health, and make it more difficult to enjoy a high quality of life. At Thrive Dental & Orthodontics, our doctors would like to introduce you to a truly state-of-the-art solution that can bring back your smile in its entirety – dental implants. Implants rebuild every part of the natural tooth, providing superior durability, aesthetic value, and longevity. Once in place, it will be very difficult to distinguish them from the rest of your natural dental structure.
Dental implants are placed at either of our sister offices, Breckinridge Dental or OakBrook Dental.
Normally made from titanium or another biocompatible material, a dental implant, by itself, is simply a thin post. After it has been surgically placed in your mouth, it integrates with the bone tissue and can then serve as support for a crown or another type of prosthetic tooth. Whenever you bite or chew, the implant will stimulate the bone, which tells the body that the area is in use; this prevents the jaw from breaking down so it can continue to support the mouth and the rest of your face.
Longer Lifespan: You don’t have to worry about replacing implants every few years; they can last for decades at a time in a healthy mouth.
A Firm, Strong Base: Crowns, bridges, and dentures that rest on implants don’t slip, and they’re strong enough to chew all manner of foods.
Healthier Jaw: Implants are the only kind of restoration that can help stimulate the jaw.
Natural Look and Feel: Many patients find that implants feel like their natural teeth, and the restorations will give your smile a dazzling appearance.
Replacing teeth with dental implants is a process that requires multiple steps and appointments. First, you will undergo an in-depth consultation with our team so that we can assess your oral health, learn more about the goals you have in mind, and determine whether or not implants are the right fit for your circumstances.
If you’ve been given the green light, the next major step of treatment is the surgical placement of the implant or implants into the jawbone. This allows them to essentially become the new “roots” that will serve as the foundation for the eventual dental restoration. During a gradual process known as osseointegration, your natural oral tissue will start to bond with the biocompatible implant. Once the mouth is fully healed, you’ll be ready to return to the practice once more. Finally, our dentists will design the ideal restorative solution for your needs. The style and size of this restoration will be determined by the number of teeth we’re rebuilding. Dr. Vu and his team of associates in Richardson and McKinney Texas are trained to provide the best Dental Implants for your needs.
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