At Millennium Smiles in Frisco, we offer a lot of effective solutions to missing teeth, but the most durable and longest-lasting are dental implants. Dental implants are the most secure and natural-feeling replacement solution for absent teeth. They can be used for a single missing tooth, a few teeth, or entire upper or lower set.
Dental implants are exactly what they say: small titanium rods that are permanently and securely embedded into the jawbone. The medical-grade titanium implant is bio-friendly and encourages the living bone to fuse around the implant. Implants work as artificial tooth roots, and as such, they encourage blood flow to the deep tissues and bones of the jaw. No other tooth replacement approach does that.
Replacement teeth are set into place over the implants. They’re solidly affixed and won’t detach or separate. They function and feel just like natural teeth, and due to their stability and durability, they’re becoming a new gold standard for tooth replacement.
Dental implants have three components:
Dental implants must be placed into bone that’s healthy. For implants to succeed, jawbone and gum tissue must be reasonably healthy, although if there’s a disease process at work that can be stopped, treated and cured, implants may still be an option. If the jawbone has suffered significant bone loss, standard implants are usually not an option. However, a similar kind of implant, the subperiosteal implant, offers the same benefits.
Dental implants require oral surgery. Implants are not a quick procedure and can take up to a year from start to finish. First, the implant is surgically placed into the jaw. It takes several months for the implant to naturally fuse with the jawbone, a process called osseointegration. Next, the abutment is placed into its socket on the implant. Finally, the artificial tooth is fixed to the abutment.
At Millennium Smiles in Frisco, we treat each step in the dental implant process with the highest level of skill and precision. Our dental implants look great, feel like natural teeth, and last a lifetime. Book an appointment for a consultation with our dentistry professionals today!