Leslie Nason, DDS

The Keller Texas Dentist


Dental Implants in Keller

Replacing Missing Teeth

dental implants Dental implants are an incredibly lifelike replacement for missing teeth, restoring the entire structure of each missing tooth from the visible portion of the teeth down to the root. Dental implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed to replace a missing tooth within the mouth.  Once in place, they allow the dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. Your new tooth, a crown, will look and feel similar to your real teeth.

Dental implants are a terrific alternative to dentures. While traditional dentures have become more advanced over the years, they are still known to move and slip along the gums, and they require extra maintenance to keep them clean. Whether you currently wear full or partial dentures or just need to replace one or more missing teeth, dental implants can give you replacement teeth that look, feel and function as naturally as the original.

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great solution for many people, it's important for patients to be good candidates. Good candidates for dental implant surgery should have the following:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • Adequate bone density in the jaw to accommodate the implant
  • Fully developed jawbone
  • Gum tissue that is reasonably healthy
  • No medical conditions that can complicate post-surgery healing
  • No current chemotherapy or radiation treatment

While these traits describe a good candidate for dental implants, we will examine your jaw structure and medical history to determine whether you are qualified to undergo this procedure. If you qualify, Dr. Nason will place the implant or implants, and it will last for decades, if not one's entire lifetime when cared for properly.

What Happens During Dental Implant Procedures?

Most implants are surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. Using anesthesia, the dentist makes an incision through the gums and drills a tunnel-like hole into the jawbone where the titanium implant is then placed. Once the surrounding gum tissue has healed, a second surgery is needed to connect a post to the original implant. Finally, an artificial tooth (or teeth) is attached to the post-individually, or grouped on a bridge or denture to restore your smile.

If you'd like to learn more about implants and how they work, call us today to speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members.

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