Dental Implants Specialist

Natural Smile Dentistry -  - Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry

Natural Smile Dentistry

Cosmetic, Family, Implant and General Dentistry located in Plano, TX

If you feel embarrassed about missing teeth or struggle to eat normally because of tooth loss, dental implants at Natural Smile Dentistry are an excellent solution. In the Plano, Texas, office, skilled implant dentistry specialist Priya Mainker, DMD, and the team of experts offer all types of dental implants, from single implants to implant bridges and implant-supported dentures. Call the office or click on the provided link to schedule a consultation now.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants restore missing teeth. A dental implant generally has three parts: a metal post, a connecting piece (abutment), and a custom-made replacement tooth. 

Because your jawbone secures the dental implant post, dental experts widely regard dental implants as the most stable and reliable way to permanently replace teeth.  

What are the different dental implant options?

Natural Smile Dentistry offers a variety of dental implant options, including:

Single implants

A single implant replaces one tooth. It includes a post, which your surgeon implants in your jaw, along with a connecting abutment and a custom-made replacement tooth. 

Implant bridges

An implant bridge replaces at least one missing tooth. The most common kind of bridge includes two crowns, which go on healthy teeth, with a replacement tooth in the middle. With an implant bridge, however, the replacement tooth is an implant attached to two or more crowns.

Implant-supported dentures

Implant-supported dentures, such as All-on-4®, replace all of the teeth in your upper or lower arch. With All-on-4, four dental implants hold a full denture arch permanently in your mouth. But unlike ordinary dentures, you never need to take All-on-4 out for cleaning. 

The Natural Smile Dentistry team can recommend the implant procedure that suits your needs best. 

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Regardless of which dental implant option you choose, implants offer many benefits. These include:

  • They look just like real teeth
  • They maintain your facial structure
  • They prevent bone loss in your jaw
  • You can eat any food without worry
  • You can speak clearly
  • No worries about slippage or falling out of your mouth

Thanks to the amazing advances in dental implant technology, today’s dental implants are very close to having your own natural teeth back. 

What does the dental implant procedure involve?

The dental implant process can vary a bit depending on what type of implants you need, but in general, it involves four steps.

  • Comprehensive dental exam
  • CT scans: 3D images of your jaw 
  • Computerized surgery simulation and planning
  • Implant surgery

In many cases, as with All-on-4, you get your new teeth the same day of the dental implant surgery. In some situations, you may need a healing period before you can get your new teeth. 

Are you ready to find out more about dental implants for tooth replacement? Call Natural Smile Dentistry or click on the appointment booking tool now.