Whether it’s just one tooth or several, losing parts of your confident smile can be devastating, not only for your appearance but for your oral health and function as well. That’s why replacing them as soon as possible is so important, and Dr. Woodard wants to help here at Prestonwood Park Dental Care. Dental implants are the newest reconstructive solution in the field today, and they’re leaps and bounds ahead of the rest because of their incredible longevity, valuable health benefits, and lifelike quality. Contact our Plano location today if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation, or if you have any questions.
Dental implants are highly successful because they replace every part of the natural tooth – both the crown (the white portion that makes up your smile) and the root that’s fully hidden beneath the gum line. Without a tooth root in place to stabilize the jawbone, this all-too important area can begin to deteriorate. The implant itself takes its place, creating a sturdy and healthy foundation for restorations.
Once we’ve determined that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, the first step of treatment is to surgically insert them into the jawbone. Dr. Woodard will bring a specialist into the office to handle this portion of the procedure, which saves the patient valuable traveling time and allows them to stay in a comfortable environment they already know and trust. Once the implants are securely in place, they will start to form a gradual and durable bond with your natural tissue and bone. This process takes place over multiple months, typically.
Once the patient’s mouth has successfully healed, Dr. Woodard invites them back to the office so that we start the restoration process. Your new dental crown, bridge, or full prosthetic will be designed to fit over the implants and attach to them in a permanent fashion. After they’re in place and we’ve made any last-minute adjustments, your completed smile will be virtually indistinguishable from the one you had before.