Dental Implants Restore the Function & Aesthetics of Your Smile

Dentist in Irving, TX

At Kids and Grownups Dental, we understand the hardship involved in tooth loss: when you are missing teeth, it can make eating difficult and can also dramatically affect your appearance. Fortunately, Joshua Lee, DDS, and John Lee, DDS, MSD, offer dental implants at their Irving, TX, practice.

These small metal posts replace tooth roots, and also function as the base for a variety of restorations, such as a crownbridge, or full denture. Our team proudly offers complete implant services at our office, including both surgery and restoration, helping our patients improve their oral function, self-confidence, and quality of life.

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants may be an appropriate solution if you are missing one or more teeth. However, to qualify for implants, it is vital that you have a strong, healthy jawbone. If you have suffered jawbone recession, you may lack adequate bone tissue to support implant posts. A bone grafting procedure can often restore your eligibility for implants. During this surgery, your practitioner will fortify your jaw using your own tissue, donor bone, or a synthetic substitute.

Your oral and physical health is another factor to consider before the placement of implants. Gum disease needs to be treated before you can be considered an implant candidate. You can discuss any health issues or concerns more fully with your doctor during your consultation. You can also gain a sense of the dental implants timeline and how long you can expect your recovery to take.

Dental implants present a secure, permanent solution to tooth loss, while improving patients’ overall oral health.

Implant Surgery and Restoration

Prior to your implant surgery, your doctor will take x-rays and scans of your jaw. In this way, your dentist can locate areas of bone recession as well as the most suitable sites for implant placement. When you are ready to begin treatment, your practitioner will numb your gums and jaw. He can administer a deeper form of sedation if needed. Next, he will place the implants in your jaw through small incisions in the gums. Finally, he will suture the incisions shut around implant posts.

Our skilled doctors look forward to helping you regain your self-confidence as you experience a dramatically improved quality of life with this innovative procedure.

Typically, healing after implant surgery takes between four and six months. During this time, a process called osseointegration will occur: your jawbone will fuse around the posts, allowing the implants to replace tooth roots. Once healing is complete, the implants will have become a fixed part of your anatomy.

Our partner ceramists will craft your implant restoration – whether an implant-supported crownbridge, or denture – with the latest dental materials available to ensure a realistic color and sparkle. Your dentist will then attach your restoration to abutments atop the implant posts.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Implants can dramatically improve oral health and function:

  • After we replace your missing teeth, you will be able to enjoy a full and unrestricted diet.
  • Implants stimulate jawbone regeneration.
  • You will never have to worry about implants slipping out of place, so you will enjoy better oral function than you would with a traditional bridge or denture.
  • The restoration will fill any gaps in your smile, and protect dental alignment by preventing teeth from shifting out of position.
  • Implants will enhance your appearance, creating a more youthful look.
  • Your custom-made restoration will be designed to appear virtually identical to your own teeth.

You should note that insurance companies may not entirely cover the cost of dental implants. However, because dental implants offer unrivaled benefits in terms of a sturdy and durable base for restorations, you should consider them an investment in your long-term oral health.

Contact Our Office

To learn more about implants and find out whether they are right for you, contact Kids and Grownups Dental today to schedule your restorative consultation.

Our skilled doctors look forward to helping you regain your self-confidence as you experience a dramatically improved quality of life with this innovative procedure.