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Happy holidays Plano! Welcome back to the ongoing dental health blog of 1st In Smiles. In our last post, we mentioned that many people are embarrassed to smile due to crooked teeth. We recommended they visit their Invisalign dentist at our office. But for other patients, they may be embarrassed because of an entirely different reason: missing teeth.

At 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX, we are proud to practice implant dentistry. If you’ve been looking for dental implants in Plano, TX, you’ve come to the right place. At our comfortable and modern office, our implant dentist can provide you with a variety of solutions for your missing teeth. At 1st In Smiles, we offer traditional dental implants, All on 4/ All on 6 dental implants, mini dental implants and implant-supported dentures.

Implant dentistry is important for more reasons than just the appearance of your smile. Missing teeth can actually cause you to lose bone in your jaw. Over time, this can give your face a shrunken appearance which can cause you to lose your self-confidence. Dental implants in Plano TX, not only restore missing teeth, they also raise your self-esteem, and lower your risk for infection.

A dental implant is a stronger and more secure option for replacement teeth than bridge or dentures. A dental implant acts as an artificial tooth root; a titanium screw is embedded into your jawbone where it will actually fuse together with the rest of your bone matter. The titanium screw is then topped with a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or dentistry.

There are many different implant dentistry treatments available at 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX. Your implant dentist will start by evaluating your oral health through a physical examination of your gums and teeth, digital x-rays, and 3D images of your mouth. After this examination, your implant dentist will discuss your best options for dental implants in Plano, TX.

If you have a single missing tooth, and are otherwise healthy with a good bone structure, you may be a candidate for traditional dental implants. A dental implant can be painlessly embedded in your jaw, and after you’ve healed, we top it with a porcelain crown. Our crowns are incredibly lifelike and no one buy you and your dentist will have to know that it’s not your natural tooth. If you lack bone density, we may after perform bone grafting or sinus lifting before we can place a traditional dental implant.

If you aren’t a candidate for traditional dental implants, we still have solutions for you at 1st In Smiles in Plano, TX. We also offer mini dental implants which require less density in your jawbone to install. Mini implants are about half the size as traditional dental implant, making them a more affordable option as well. Although mini dental implants are not as string as traditional dental implants, they are still more stable and secure than other restorations like dental bridges or dentures.

At 1st in Smiles in Plano, TX, our implant dentist can also perform full mouth restorations with All on 4 and All on 6 dental implants. If you are missing all your teeth, or have severely damaged teeth, we can give you an entirely new set using this implant dentistry treatment. We install 4 or 6 dental implants which then hold a series of lifelike dental bridges. Because we only have to place 4 or 6 implants, you’ll heal quickly and the treatment is often more affordable than you may suspect.

We can also help you at 1st in Smiles in Plano, TX, if you wear dentures. We understand how frustrating it can be to have your dentures move around or slip out of place when eating or speaking. Plus you have to avoid certain foods and use gobs of adhesive to hold your dentures in place. Implant-Supported dentures are a batter option; we place dental implants with special attachments which you can then hook your dentures into. That means no more worrying about them falling out!

Make an Appointment

Are you interested in learning more about dental implants in Plano, TX? Then schedule a consultation at 1st In Smiles! We offer many different implant dentistry treatments and can help you determine which one is right for your smile. Call our office today at 972-380-8105.