Dental Implants Replace Lost Teeth and Restore Jaw Strength

A Natural Tooth Alternative

A dental implant is the most predictable replacement for a missing tooth. Additionally, a dental implant can prevent further bone loss from the missing tooth. In fact, implants are the only type of restoration that replaces the crown and root of the tooth.

Tooth loss can have devastating effects, leading to weakened dental function, jawbone loss, and cosmetic issues. A dental implant can replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth to restore your dental health. If you are in need of dental implants in Frisco, TX, contact implant dentist, Dr. Chirag Patel.

What Are Dental Implants?

Replacing a tooth can be accomplished with a dental implant. Also, a dental implant can restore your mouth to optimal function, stabilizing the surrounding bone, tissue, and teeth. Most notably, this is done by substituting the root structure of the missing tooth. As a result, dental implants prevent further serious complications that can arise if the missing tooth is left untreated.

Dental implants are anchored directly into the jaw with titanium posts. These small titanium posts are surgically placed directly into the jawbone, acting as artificial tooth roots. The artificial tooth root stimulates the jaw bone the same as the roots of your natural teeth. 

Dr. Chirag Patel specializes in dental implants in Frisco, TX. Dr. Patel performs implant surgery as a predictable solution with high success rates. If needed, he also can remove damaged teeth, restore jaw bone with bone grafting, and treat gum disease.

3d illustration of dental implants that replace natural teeth
3D Illustration of dental implants

Benefits of Implants

Implants offer a number of notable advantages over other restorative options, including:

Greater Durability

Because implant-supported restorations are anchored in the jaw itself, rather than supported by adjacent teeth, they are much more stable than traditional bridges.

Improved Jawbone Strength

When we lose teeth, the surrounding bone deteriorates. Titanium implant posts stimulate the jaw in the same way that our natural tooth does. As a result, jawbone degeneration is halted and generate new growth.

More Comfortable

The combined durability and stability of implant-supported restorations creates a much more comfortable experience for patients. In many cases, these types of restorations are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.

Improved Aesthetics

Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth. Modern restorative materials can be color-matched to match your natural teeth.

Despite the benefits of dental implants, implants are not ideal for every patient. For example, a jaw with significant bone loss may not be able to support an implant. 

However, advanced dental procedures are available for patients with jawbone deterioration. Often, bone grafting can improve your candidacy.

Single Implant on Rear Tooth

This video shows you how a dental implant substitutes the root structure of a missing rear tooth, along with the placement of a unique healing cap to promote the best result for the final tooth replacement.

Single Implant on Front Tooth

This video shows you how a dental implant substitutes the root structure of a missing front tooth, along with the placement of a special healing cap to promote the best result for the final tooth replacement.

Consultation with Dr. Patel

The implant treatment process begins with an initial consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Patel will ask about your smile goals. Specifically, conduct a comprehensive examination of your oral cavity. He will also evaluate your medical history. Lastly, he will present you with the restorative procedure options to reach your goals.

Often, Dr. Patel will take a CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography ) on the same day or before the consultation. By and large, Dr. Patel can predictably plan your implant placement well ahead of the implant procedure.

Even more, he can also discuss any preparatory procedures that may be required to increase the success rate of your implant procedure. Procedures may include other oral surgery procedures such as tooth extractions, bone grafting or sinus lifts to improve your candidacy.

Cost of Dental Implants

As discussed, dental implants offer numerous benefits to patients. Perhaps, the cost of dental implants is one of the largest misconceptions among patients. When you take into account the long-term benefits of dental implants and quality of life, dental implants are cost-effective. 

The initial cost of other restorations, such as removable dentures does not include the ongoing maintenance and replacement. Also, the potential for future dental health issues, such as bone loss.

The cost of implant treatment will vary among patients. Dr. Patel will provide you with all your tooth replacement options to make an informed decision about your oral health. With this in mind, our team will also work closely with you to maximize your dental insurance coverage. Dr. Patel accepts CareCredit®, which can break patients’ total cost into more manageable payments.

Contributing Factors to the Cost of Implants

Dental implants provide significant, life-changing advantages for patients. The cost of dental implants varies depending on a number of factors. For that reason, Dr. Patel will consult with each patient to provide a full dental plan.

Some factors that will contribute to the cost of implant surgery:

Baseline Cost of Surgery

Two of the most important factors are the complexity of the patient's uniquely tailored oral surgery needs and the skill of the surgeon.

Number of Implants

The greater the number of implant posts a patient requires, the greater the cost.

Type of Restoration

Crowns, bridges, and dentures require different types and amounts of dental materials.

Anesthetic and Sedation

Different levels of sedation have various costs. Dr. Patel offers both nitrous oxide and oral sedation to keep you comfortable during your appointment.

Preparatory Procedures

Some patients may require procedures such as bone grafts, sinus lifts, and membrane grafts.

Dental Insurance

Insurance is often the most noteworthy factor affecting patients' out-of-pocket costs.

The details of your specific case will determine the final cost of the procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Patel, he will ask a number of questions about your goals and expectations for treatment in order to provide a precise estimate. We will clearly break down all related costs and discuss options to fit your budget.

Post-Operative Care for a Dental Implant

This video shows you how to properly care for your dental implant to ensure its success and longevity.

Strengthen Your Smile

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