Dallas Esthetics
Frank L. Higginbottom, D.D.S. | Richard B. Derksen, D.M.D., M.S. | Sloan W. Hildebrand, D.D.S., M.S.
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8201 Preston Rd #750
Dallas, TX 75225
(214) 827-1150

Implant Dentistry

Dental Implants for the Park Cities, Preston Hollow and Lakewood Areas of Dallas

Is your smile incomplete because of one or more missing teeth? Are you bothered by ill-fitting dentures on a daily basis? We have the solution: dental implants. With this restorative treatment, patients begin to enjoy results that are unlike anything that can be achieved with more traditional treatments. Dental implants enable you to eat, smile, and speak with confidence.

The Dental Implant Treatment Process

A full restorative treatment plan with dental implants is completed in two phases, the placement/surgical phase and the restoration phase. From start to finish, the entire process takes several months, but the results will look and feel more natural than more traditional options.

In the placement phase, an oral surgeon will place one or more titanium implants into your jawbone at the location of the missing tooth. The implant functions as a prosthetic root that fuses/integrates with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration.  The implant acts as the anchor to which the prosthetic tooth will be attached.

The osseointegration process generally takes a 3 months to complete but results in a strong, natural bond between the implant(s) and bone. This bond ensures a fully restored smile that looks and functions like natural teeth.

Once the osseointegration process has finished, you’ll return to Dallas Esthetics for the second phase of treatment, the fabrication and attachment of your new restoration.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

While anyone who is missing one or more teeth should consider dental implants, not everyone is a candidate for this treatment. A strong, healthy jaw is important, as is good oral and general health. Certain procedures, like bone grafting, may help a patient who isn’t a candidate for care become one, but others will need to consider alternative solutions.

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