Missing Tooth: What to Expect From a Dental Implant

Missing Tooth: What to Expect From a Dental Implant

Mar 30, 2018

If you’re missing a tooth, you’ve probably wondered what it would take to fix your smile. If you’re only missing one tooth a dental implant could be the best choice.

Here’s what you can expect from our Frisco dental office and dental implants.

What’s involved with getting an implant?

There are three steps in getting your missing tooth replaced with a dental implant.

First Step: Treatment Planning
You’ll journey to a new smile will begin with a consultation with Dr. Korous at Millennium Smiles’ Frisco office. Dr. Korous will review your treatment options and create a custom plan. She’ll coordinate the surgical needs with a local specialist.

Second Step: Implantation
For this phase, a local oral surgeon will implant a titanium post into your jaw. The post will act as the tooth root for your new dental crown.

Third Step: Restoration
After all the tissues have healed in three to six months, you’ll return to Millennium Smiles where Dr. Korous will place your custom-made dental crown. Dr. Korous uses the latest technology and materials to provide you with the most natural looking tooth.

Can you eat normally with an implant?

A dental implant is the closest thing to your natural teeth. You eat and speak normally with a dental crown.

How do you care for a dental implant?

Implants do not require any special care. You can brush and floss normally.

How long do implants last?

With proper daily dental care, your can expect your implant to last a lifetime.

What happens when missing teeth are not replaced?

The gap between your teeth can impact how you speak, eat and chew. Also, your remaining healthy teeth may begin to shift.

Contact Millennium Smiles today to schedule a consultation about replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant.