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Dental Implants

Lone Star Dental Care

Family Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Frisco, TX

Implant dentistry gives you highly realistic replacement teeth complete with roots that are hard to tell apart from your natural teeth. If you’re hoping to give your smile a confidence-giving boost, experienced dentists Afshin Vahadi, DDS, and Vafa Mirshams, DDS, at Lone Star Dental Care in Frisco, Texas, can help. They restore weak jawbones using bone grafting techniques to enable safe implantation and use advanced technologies like X-Guide® 3D imaging to ensure precision implantation. Call Lone Star Dental Care today to find out more or book an appointment using the online form.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are one of the best ways to fill any gaps where you've lost teeth. This improves your smile and helps you feel more confident.

The Lone Star Dental Care team uses dental implants as artificial tooth roots. The implants are titanium metal, a biocompatible material that integrates with your jaw as the bone heals.

After fusing with your jaw bone, dental implants provide an anchor to secure crowns, bridges, and partial or full dentures.

Dental implants have three different parts:

The implant

The implant is the section that fits inside your jaw and fuses permanently into the bone.

The abutment

The abutment is a small section that your dentist places on top of your implant to hold the prosthesis in place.

The prosthesis

The prosthesis is the artificial tooth portion of your implant.

What are the benefits of having dental implants?

Dental implants offer a number of benefits compared to traditional bridges and dentures, including:

  • Better overall oral health
  • No effect on neighboring teeth
  • Eliminates the risk of dental decay
  • Prevents jaw bone deterioration
  • Improves your chances of keeping any remaining natural teeth
  • Improves your speech
  • Increases your ability to eat different foods
  • Improves facial appearance and overall self-image

Dental implants provide a long-term solution to the problem of lost teeth. With the right care and regular checkups at Lone Star Dental Care, dental implants can last for life.

How do I prepare for dental implants?

The first stage in getting dental implants is a thorough evaluation with the Lone Star Dental Care team to assess your suitability for implantation. You might need to undergo other procedures first to improve the strength of your jaw and surrounding tissues, such as bone grafting or guided tissue regeneration.

Unlike many dental practices, Lone Star Dental Care provides a complete service for dental implants, so you don't have the inconvenience of needing to visit a secondary specialist for your implant placement.

What happens when I have dental implants?

During the implantation procedure, your dentist places the implant into the socket of your missing tooth, embedding it into your jawbone. They use advanced X-Guide 3D imaging technology to ensure precise implant placement.

Over the next 6-12 weeks, as the bone heals, it grows around your dental implant and anchors it securely in your jaw. When the implant bonds fully to the bone, your dentist attaches the abutment and places the prosthesis over the top. Just like individual teeth, dental implants are able to support removable dentures.

Your replacement teeth look and feel just like real teeth and require the same high standard of care, including an excellent oral hygiene routine and regular checkups.

To find out more about dental implants, call Lone Star Dental Care today or book an appointment online.