We are now able to treat patients with missing teeth in a variety of ways. New Dental Implants allow our team to replace the whole tooth, both the visible part of the tooth and the underlying root system. If you’d like to find out more about your tooth replacement options at Dental Arts Of Frisco, contact our team to schedule a tooth replacement consultation today.
We are able to complete the tooth replacement over 2 to 4 appointment. First we will prepare for the intial placement of the implant by grafting the bone. Following that we will insert one or more titanium implant posts. We will then place a protective cap that will aloow the gums to heal, while still allowing our team to attach abutments, attachement pieces and replacement teeth to the implant. The dental implants will need to fuse with the gum and bone tissues before the patient can return for their restoration. Within three to six months osseointegration will occur. This is the way the implant post fuses with soft tissue and supportive bone tissue to replace the root structure. We then are able to attach one or more replacement teeth to achieve a full smile restoration. Based on the number of teeth a patient needs replaced we will be able customize our care.
Within a three to six month time frame, a process known as osseointegration will occur. This is a word that describes the way the implant post fuses with soft tissue and supportive bone tissue to mimic the lost root structure. Once the implant is solidly anchored to the jawbone, we can attach one or more replacement teeth to achieve a full smile restoration. Patients missing just a few consecutive teeth will need to consider dental implant supported crowns and bridges. These restorations look and feel very similar to their traditional counterparts, but they do not rely on existing tooth structure for support. Instead, we can use an abutment, attachment piece, to connect your custom crown or bridge to an implant post. Patients missing a single tooth will need one dental implant post to support a crown. For three or more consecutive teeth, at least two implants will be needed to support the prosthetic. One dental implant is used to anchor each end of the bridge.
For more advanced tooth loss, we’ll use dental implants, usually between four and six, to support full or partial dentures. These implant supported prosthetics look similar to their removable, traditional counterparts. A gum colored base is crafted to fill gaps in the smile or fit snuggly against the gums, and this denture base supports the replacement teeth. However, attaching these dentures to implant posts rather than clasping to healthy teeth or relying on suction improves the overall stability of the prosthetic.
If a patient has severe tooth loss, we will use implants to support dentures. While these look similar to their traditional counterparts attaching them to implant posts rather than healthy teeth or relying on suction improves the overall stability of the prosthetic. For those patients who need to replace a full arch of teeth, our doctors may reccommend an all-on-4. This implants uses the denser jawbone structure at the front of the mouth. Two implants are placed vertically to support the front of the denture, and two are angled diagonally into the front of the jaw to support the back of the denture.