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Dental Implants in Dallas,TX

With over 20 years of experience in the dental field, Dr. Scott Evans is a general dentist who specializes in the areas of orthodontics, dentofacial orthopedics and restorative and cosmetic dentistry for patients living in Dallas and Garland and the surrounding communities in Texas.

Using the latest in up-to-date techniques and dental innovations, Dr. Evans and his staff are able to provide premium care through a variety of processes and procedures, including orthodontics, implants, cosmetic contouring, teeth whitening and root canals.

Implant Benefits

Dental implants make it possible to replace missing teeth with durable, tooth-like restorations. Therefore, dental implants not only enhance one’s smile, but also act to prevent additional tooth and bone loss and improve the bite as well.

The Initial Consultation

Generally, dental implants are recommended for teeth that are worn down or have been lost to gum disease or injury. If you feel you can benefit from implants, you’ll need to schedule an initial consultation. During this appointment, your mouth and teeth will be evaluated using graphic data from X-rays or computer tomography.

Types of Implants

Root-type implants are normally recommended for patients whose jaws can sufficiently accommodate implant restorations. For narrower jaws, plate implants are suggested. If you don’t possess enough bone or tissue to support the above restorations, then a subperiosteal implant is advised instead.

The Implant Procedure and Healing Process

The implant, which is made of a titanium screw and crown, can be easily screwed into place once a pilot hole is drilled at the implant site. A cover screw is used to secure the restoration. Implants, which are placed separately, or one at a time, usually affix to the jaw bone after six months. This process, known as osseointegration, takes place after each implant operation.

After the Surgery

After the procedure, you may experience some swelling and bruising. Some bleeding may also occur when you brush your teeth. Usually, you’ll have to eat soft foods for a week after the implant surgery.

How Long Does an Implant Last?

As long as you practice a routine of good oral hygiene, a dental implant can last well over 20 years.

Are You a Good Candidate?

Dental implant surgeries can be performed on anyone who has a fully developed jaw. The surgery is not advised for individuals who are diabetic or who have cancer or gum disease.

Make an Appointment for a Consultation Today

Patients in Dallas and Garland and the surrounding communities in Texas can contact the offices of Scott Evans, DDS at 214-717-6297 to book an appointment for a consultation.

 

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Written by Scott Evans, DDS February 28, 2013