Dental Implants in Frisco, TX
Every natural tooth is made up of a root and a crown. When you compare a natural tooth to an implant-supported tooth, you will see they each have the same parts. Both teeth have a crown (the part of your tooth visible during chewing) and a root (the part that keeps the tooth securely attached to the gum and anchored to your jaw).
When it becomes necessary to remove a tooth or groups of teeth, chewing function becomes significantly impaired. In addition, tooth loss changes your appearance and aesthetic profile, allowing other teeth to shift or become unstable due to overloading. Dental Implants provide a way to replace missing teeth by placing a titanium alloy post where the root used to be. Over a period of a few weeks, the implant becomes integrated and a part of your natural bone. At this time, a new crown can be fabricated and attached to the implant by simply screwing it into place. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch, using a variety of materials. This provides a secure and natural-feeling restoration for your comfort and confidence.
Redemption Dental Frisco 5 Steps of Dental Implants
Dental implants closely replace your natural teeth’s look and feel, and the Redemption Dental Frisco team knows the value of restoring teeth that have been lost.
We prioritize your comfort and promise to take great care with each step of your dental implant procedure. We want to ensure the final results are aesthetically and functionally precise. Outlined below are the steps of our dental implant process at Redemption Dental Frisco. These steps will help you understand and know what to expect:
Our initial phase will begin as we fully numb your mouth using a local anesthetic and make incisions in your gums to allow access to the bone underneath. Our dentist will then drill spaces for the titanium posts and prepare to implant them in the jawbone. Then your gums will be closed over where the implant has been placed. Some incisions may require stitches. After this step, your mouth is given time for the posts to fuse with the bone over the next few months.
The second phase begins with our dentist’s making incisions to expose the implants and taking an impression after attaching an extension to them. This extension, or abutment, is what will be used to attach to your new crowns.
Our dental lab will create custom crowns based on the impressions and working models of your mouth to ensure proper alignment. Redemption Dental Frisco custom crowns look, feel, and function the same as your natural teeth.
Our dentist will place your new crowns on the abutments to complete your implant restoration. Before your crowns are permanently attached, Dr. Amy Sojourner-Critz will test the crowns to ensure the fit and shape are correct.
Once your implant procedure is complete, your gums and soft tissues will likely swell and may develop small bruises. If you experience any discomfort, the pain is usually manageable with ordinary painkillers, such as ibuprofen, codeine, or hydrocodone.