When you’re missing teeth, it alters your quality of life. It’s hard to bite, chew, or talk with the same amount of confidence as if you had a full, sparkling smile. Missing teeth cause stress to your healthy, remaining teeth, as your basic oral function is impacted.
Patients have many options to restore missing teeth, including fixed dental bridges and dentures. However, if you want a permanent, stable solution for replacement, dental implants restore oral function and promote your oral health. Whether it’s a single tooth or a series of missing teeth, they mimic and change stimulates to stimulate the jaw to remain dense and healthy. Implants stop other teeth from shifting and impacting your bite.
Dental implants blend naturally with your smile, matching the color and shape of your teeth for a seamless restoration. With dental implants, you’re able to use your teeth as always, biting and chewing normally, and can be cared for just like your natural teeth.
Both Dr. Jodi Danna and Dr. Victoria E. Ortiz-Parsons are implant-trained dentists in Plano, TX who can restore your smile. First, they’ll surgically place a titanium rod into your jaw, and as it heals it will fuse to the bone and acts as a root for a crown restoration. Once healed, Dr. Danna and Dr. Ortiz-Parsons will create a custom-made dental crown to sit on top of the implants. This restoration will blend with your natural teeth and fully complete your smile. Dental implants are permanent and durable, making a beautiful, fully functional smile that you’ll be proud to show off.
Mini-implants are similar to traditional dental implants, though they are smaller in diameter, which allows them to be implanted in areas where the jaw bone isn’t as dense. Because of their smaller size, mini-implants are often a more economical approach to restoring with dental implants, and can help patients on a budget. Also, mini-implants are suitable for single tooth replacement when the crown required is smaller, like on incisors or front teeth. Mini-implants take less time to heal and can sometimes be placed and restored in a single visit. They also work for implant-retained dentures, adding security to traditional dentures and preventing slips. Ask us if mini-implants are right for you!
We offer all-on-4 fixed bridges using dental implants. Using only 4 strategically placed dental implants, we can permanently anchor a full arch of prosthetic teeth. Your smile will be fully functional without having to worry about slipping dentures when speaking, eating, or drinking. With reduced healing time and lower overall cost, All-on-4 implants can usually be completed in less visits than traditional dental implants. We’ll be happy to provide a consultation for these innovative replacements for missing teeth.
We use technology to aid in the process of receiving dental implants. In our office, we have a panoramic scanner that offers digital images of your entire jaw. This allows us to find the areas with the most density that’s suitable for implants, and accurately place the titanium rod. Our office has all the latest technology to bring the latest, most advanced dental care to our patients.