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Dental Implants

Implants are natural-looking tooth replacements that are sturdy, attractive, and long-lasting.

Restore Your Smile With Thrive Dental 

Gone are the days when lost teeth mean lost confidence and the lack of a healthy smile. If you are thinking about getting dental implants to restore your lost teeth, Thrive Dental and Orthodontics can provide you with the expert advice and service that has made us a leader in North Texas tooth replacement services. 

We will first thoroughly evaluate your dental health and history to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. If they are, we will guide you through all aspects of the process of obtaining tooth implants, making sure you are comfortable and informed every step of the way.  

Our dentists use state-of-the-art methods and implant materials to ensure our patients obtain a restored natural smile that stands the test of time. 

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small prosthetic device that is implanted in your jaw and used to support a crown or other type of synthetic tooth. Dental implants are typically made from titanium or other biocompatible material that will fuse with your jawbone over time and act as a permanent artificial tooth root. 

Once the implant is in place, it may take several months to fully integrate with your jawbone and the natural tissues of your gums. Once this process is complete, a dentist can apply the crown, bridge or other replacement tooth to the now-intact and fully integrated implant. 

Implant Benefits You May Not Expect

Although only 6 percent of Americans have dental implants today, that number is expected to reach 23 percent by 2026. Why are dental implants becoming so popular? The reason may lie in the many benefits—some you may expect, others you may not—they offer. 

Benefits you likely expect include: 

  • A restored, natural smile—this one is obvious, but perhaps the most important benefit of dental implants. For millions of people, they have brought back the self-confidence that comes with a natural smile! 
  • Restored chewing ability—a quality tooth implant should allow you to eat anything you were accustomed to eating before you lost your teeth, from apples and celery to hard candy and nuts. 

 

Benefits of dental implants that may surprise you include: 

  • Improved speech—having dental implants in place can eliminate lisps, slurred pronunciation and other speech deficiencies often caused by missing teeth. 
  • Improved jaw health—when teeth are missing, the structure of the jaw can degrade over time from lack of stimulation. Dental implants provide the daily use and activation necessary to promote bone density and overall jaw health. 
  • Better comfort—when you consider the alternatives to tooth implants, the added comfort they provide is hard to deny. Dental implants become a permanent part of your jawbone and mouth, providing a tooth replacement solution you don’t need to think about. 

Dental implants are not for everyone, but for millions of Americans, they have provided a lasting, comfortable, and health-improving tooth replacement solution. 

Dental Implant Questions

Am I a good candidate for dental implants? 

The answer depends upon a number of factors, including the number of teeth you are missing, how long they have been missing and the overall health and condition of your jaw and mouth. People who have been missing teeth for some time may have a deteriorated jawbone, which makes it more difficult to implant an artificial tooth. In many cases, this can be overcome by performing a bone graft on the jaw. 

After thoroughly assessing your situation, our dentists can help you understand if a single tooth implant or multiple tooth implant are right for you. 

How long does it take to get a dental implant? 

While every situation is unique, you can expect the process of obtaining dental implants to last from four to eight months. Most of this time is spent waiting for the implanted area to heal and the implant to integrate with the jaw and gums. If a bone graft is necessary or there are other complications, it will take longer. Once you receive the implant, you can generally expect to return to everyday activities within a day. 

Does the implant procedure hurt? 

With local anesthetic, you should not feel any pain at all during the procedure. Patients may experience some discomfort during the healing process, but this can be reduced by avoiding certain foods and following your dentist’s instructions. THRIVE Dental takes every precaution to reduce the chances of infections and other complications that can cause pain and discomfort after dental implant surgery. 

Take the First Step 

The dental experts at THRIVE are here to help you make an informed decision about the future of your teeth and dental health. If you decide dental implants are right for you, we will help you every step of the way, making you as comfortable and confident with the process as we can. 

With dental offices in Frisco, Allen, Sachse, Richardson, and Dallas, we can provide you with lasting dental solutions in a location that is convenient for you. 

 

 

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