Our Dental Implant Services
Tooth loss is a devastating situation, both for your oral health and your sense of self-confidence. Even worse is the fact that if it’s left untreated, it can lead to jawbone deterioration, periodontal disease, and additional lost teeth. That’s why pursuing a reconstructive solution as soon as possible is crucial, and Dr. Julie Moore and her team are here to help. In most cases, we recommend dental implants to our patients from Plano, Frisco, Allen, and the rest of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex because they offer a wide variety of health and cosmetic benefits. If we determine that dental implants are the right choice for your unique situation, Dr. Moore will work with a specialist to help you regain the complete, beautiful smile you deserve.
The Dental Implant Process
Dental implants are typically the ideal reconstructive option for patients because they have a quality that other, more traditional treatments don’t. Your tooth consists of two crucial structures – the white portion that’s known as the crown, and a tooth root that exists below your gum line. While the root can’t usually be seen, its placement is important for the care and maintenance of the jawbone. Once it’s lost, the tissue there can begin to deteriorate and eventually lead to additional tooth loss and even a hunched facial appearance. Dental implants avoid these potential issues by seamlessly replicating both components of the tooth.
Your dental implant procedure will begin with the surgical placement of the implants themselves. Dr. Moore will recommend you to a trusted oral surgeon or periodontist who can expertly handle this portion of treatment; she will also be sure to work closely with them every step of the way so that you’re always well taken care of and as comfortable as possible. Once your surgery is completed, you’ll undergo a significant period of healing, during which your implants will form a strong bond with your jawbone. Finally, you’ll return to our Plano practice so that Dr. Moore can design and place high-quality restorations on top of the implant(s), completing your seamless new look.
If you’ve lost several teeth, an implant-retained prosthetic may be a more familiar and cost-effective restorative choice than individual crowns. The prosthetic resembles a denture, only it’s designed to securely attach to a small number of implants located within the jawbone, resulting in a much more lifelike and confident feel. Both fixed and removable designs are available, depending on your preference.