With a number of various options for lost-tooth replacement, dental implants stand alone as the only method of replacing the roots of your lost teeth. While we’ve extensively discussed the need for dental implants to preserve your oral health following tooth loss, the more-tangible benefits of dental implants include unmatched stability for your new dental prosthetic and the elimination of denture slippage. Today, your Allen dental implant specialist , Dr. Marco Cueva, outlines the process of placing dental implants into your jawbone and attaching your new teeth to your brand new tooth roots.

Step 1: Evaluation

Like any good treatment, the first step to dental implant placement is a thorough and comprehensive exam. Before planning how many implants you’ll need, Dr. Cueva will first determine that your jawbone and oral health are ready for the procedure. If gum disease or other dental health issues are present, then eliminating or controlling the issues are an immediate priority. Your mouth must be healthy for the success of your dental implants.

Step 2: Preparation

Preparing your oral health involves any treatment necessary to rid your mouth of dental diseases, as well as ensuring that your jawbone is strong enough to withstand the procedure and continually support your dental implants. If you lack sufficient jawbone structure, a jawbone graft might help fortify it, or Dr. Cueva can discuss other alternatives with you to determine the best course of action.

Step 3: Implant placement

Once your mouth is healthy, strong, and properly prepared, Dr. Cueva will surgically insert the appropriate amount of dental implants into your jawbone. Crafted from biocompatible titanium, the implants are designed for your jawbone to fuse to their surfaces, a process called osseointegration. Once healed, your implants will be naturally secured into your jawbone, mimicking the support offered by natural tooth roots.

Learn More About Dental Implants from Your Allen Specialist

Through the addition of one or several dental implants, your new teeth can function as well as your healthy, natural teeth once did. To learn more about dental implants, schedule an appointment with your Allen specialist by calling (972) 390-9944 today. Located in the 75013 area, we proudly welcome patients from Allen, Plano, Richardson, McKinney, Frisco, Fairview, Murphy, Wylie, Lewisville, Carrolton, and surrounding communities.