If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be struggling to bite and chew. You also may feel embarrassed to talk, laugh and socialize. Missing most or all of your teeth can result in changes to your facial appearance, a decline in your health and increased discomfort or self-consciousness. No matter how many teeth you are missing, dental implants are the “gold standard” solution. These permanent tooth replacements restore your oral health, smile esthetics and dental function. The best part is that they can last for decades! Dr. Ernesto Prida has successfully placed over 3,000 dental implants. We also offer free second opinions for all procedures. Our team at Stonelodge Dental is experienced in providing dental implants in McKinney, TX. We can help you achieve a new smile and quality of life with this permanent solution.
Dental implants are made up of three components: a post, an abutment and a restoration. These components combine to mimic the function of natural teeth. Secured in your jawbone, dental implants are one of the most versatile tooth replacements available, and can replace any number of missing teeth. This permanent solution requires the precision of a skilled implant dentist, combined with advanced surgical technology to ensure the outcome of your treatment and its long-term success. Our team routinely provides dental implant treatment across a variety of cases, utilizing state-of-the-art technologies and high-quality materials for the best results. With our expertise, we can help you experience a life of health, function and confidence with dental implants in McKinney, TX!
Dental implants can support a single dental crown to replace one tooth, or a dental bridge to replace two or more missing teeth in a row. Dental implants can also be used to increase the stability of a modified denture, which snaps securely onto the implants placed in the jawbone. For patients with many or all missing teeth, dental implants can permanently support a full, fixed bridge of artificial teeth. This solution makes it possible to eat any type of food with strong lifelike teeth. In all cases, dental implants improve your ability to eat comfortably, feel confident about your complete smile, and live an overall healthier and better quality of life.
At Stonelodge Dental, your dental implant treatment is personalized to your specific oral health needs and smile goals. You’ll first complete a consultation with Dr. Ernesto Prida, our implant dentist in McKinney, TX, where we’ll discuss your dental and medical history, take digital X-rays, and create a custom treatment plan. Next, you’ll undergo surgery, which may involve tooth extractions and bone grafting along with dental implant placement. We use Smile Simulation Technology, which allows us to see how your full mouth looks and where the dental implants will need to be placed. During your surgery, you’ll rest comfortably and remain pain-free under sedation. In many cases, we’re able to attach a temporary tooth or set of teeth in this same appointment. These provisional teeth are made out of acrylic denture and plastic teeth. As your mouth heals over the next three or more months, you’ll be able to eat comfortably and enjoy restored smile esthetics until you receive your permanent, custom-made dental implant restoration, which is created in our in-house lab. Your permanent restoration will be made of solid zirconia, which is attached to all implants at the same time.
Dental implants provide numerous advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unlike dental bridges, dental implants do not require healthy teeth to be present to support the restoration. Dental implants only need proper jawbone density to remain secure and strong, where they will in turn provide stimulation to keep the bone healthy. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanently secured in your jawbone, with the implant posts acting like artificial tooth roots. Implants are permanently fixed and stable enough to restore over 99% of natural biting and chewing power. For this reason, they are one of the preferred solutions, and virtually all patients who come to Stonelodge Dental are candidates for dental implants.
Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants also come with a higher initial cost than traditional alternatives. But as the closest thing to natural teeth, the higher cost of dental implants is immediately matched by the dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health and systemic health. This boost in the quality of your life cannot be overstated. We recognize these transformative effects, which is why we do everything we can to make your dental implant treatment in our McKinney, TX implant practice achievable. We’ll file your insurance claim on your behalf and connect you with leading financing companies that can break your payment down into manageable monthly payments. We’ll make receiving dental implants from an experienced implant dentist in McKinney, TX affordable! Don’t wait to find out how.
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