Dr. Suri believes in dental implants as one of the best options for patients who wish to address missing teeth. Implants are long lasting, durable, and natural looking, making them a great alternative to stand-alone bridges or dentures.
Dental implants are made of titanium and are designed to replace the missing tooth root. They are surgically implanted into the jaw and upon completion of the healing process, can be completed with a crown, bridge, or denture.
Because so many patients are opting for dental implants, Dr. Suri offers the following explanation of what to expect before, during, and after the treatment.
Before the dental implant treatment process can begin, patients will first come into the office for a consultation to determine candidacy. Patients need to have good oral health and enough bone structure to support the implants. Scans are often taken during this appointment and if the patient qualifies, the implant procedure can be scheduled.
For the implant procedure, patients are given anesthesia prior to the start. Dr. Suri will place the implant in a predetermined location for optimal support. After the implant is in place, a temporary restoration can be placed on top for the healing process. The implant will stimulate the jawbone to grow around it, creating a firm hold. This healing process can take a few months to complete. Once over, patients can return to the office for removal of the temporary appliance and placement of the permanent one.
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Once the final appliance is place, patients are free to enjoy their brand new smile. Implants require about the same care as natural teeth. It is important to brush regularly and floss properly to avoid plaque build-up that can lead to gum disease. With proper oral hygiene, implants can last for the rest of the patients’ lives.
Dr. Suri and the rest of the team at Kings Dental in Garland, TX are committed to helping patients with tooth loss regain a beautiful and functional smile. To learn more about the dental implant procedure, call the office today at (214) 703-6900 to schedule a time to come in.