Thanks to modern technology, dental implants are a strong, beautiful, and completely natural-looking treatment for missing teeth. We can restore your smile and your self-confidence in as little as two office visits. Dr. Mark Sowell provides affordable dental implants in Plano, Texas. He uses the most advanced techniques to fill in the gaps, permanently replace missing teeth and give you a smile you will feel confident with.
Dental Implants in Plano, TX
For many people, missing teeth not only affect their self-confidence due to an unattractive smile but they may feel awkward when talking, have difficulty when eating, and have a less active social life. The most important reason to replace missing teeth is to protect your oral health. Untreated, missing teeth can cause bone deterioration, jaw recession, gum disease, and further tooth loss. Let Sensational Smiles restore your oral health, stop your pain, discomfort, and embarrassment and improve your sense of well-being.
As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Dr. Sowell has complete training in both the surgical and restorative phases of implant dentistry. This means we offer complete treatments in our Plano Texas dentist office. No need to go elsewhere to see a specialist for implant surgery!
Always at the forefront of his field, Dr. Sowell has taken thousands of hours of continuing education courses to make sure he provides you with the latest advances, tools, and techniques. Dental implants deliver the comfort, appearance, and function of natural teeth. For most patients, the implant process requires four to six months and three or more appointments with Dr. Sowell. But the results are well worth it.
State-of-the-art dental implant technology has made it possible for almost anyone to be a candidate. Missing teeth can be very embarrassing and painful to live with, making it difficult to chew and speak properly, and unsightly to smile. While the old solutions to missing teeth were dentures, bridges, and crowns, these solutions can be difficult to maintain and provide only a short-term solution.
Dental Implants Provide Structure & Foundation
Modern dental implants are precision devices, available in several different designs to address your specific needs. The most common type uses a titanium screw that acts as an anchor in the jawbone. It will serve to replace tooth roots, and as a post for a custom-made tooth crown. Once the crown is in place, you may not be able to tell it apart from your natural teeth. The entire system works as a replacement tooth.
They are the only proven way to prevent bone loss after the loss of natural teeth. Research shows that implant-supported prostheses increase patient comfort. Dental implants are easy to take care of, and truly are the best alternative to real teeth!
Dental implants are one of the most important advances in modern dentistry. Implant dentistry offers patients who are missing one, several, or all their teeth an excellent alternative to partial or complete dentures. Implants remove the fear of denture accidents and make eating, smiling, and talking worry-free. Ask Dr. Sowell about the advantages of how affordable dental implants work for you. Some of the advantages include:
- Implants permanently replace missing teeth
- Single implant
- Multiple implants
- Teeth in a day
- Full arch implant options
- They are strong and natural-looking restorations
- Tooth implants are functional and comfortable
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridge
Bridges rely on healthy teeth for support. Because of this, we will need to grind down healthy adjacent teeth. The adjacent healthy teeth often later have problems of their own, requiring new and costly dental work. Bridges can become unsealed without the person noticing. This results in decay on supporting teeth and will require replacement after five to ten years of use. Removable partials can become loose as the teeth move or anchor clasps fatigue and will require repairs.
It is often said that removable partial dentures are an economical short-term solution, but accelerate the extraction of anchor teeth in the long term.
Dental Implants vs. Dentures
Although dentures are usually the least expensive treatment option for missing teeth, they can be uncomfortable, difficult to maintain, and can pose many problems. They are often uncomfortable and can fall out during eating or other activities, causing embarrassment. Removable dentures can also cause sores in the mouth, which can be painful. It is necessary to remove dentures at night for cleaning and to keep them in place with adhesives, which can be a hassle.
You will have to avoid certain foods, such as fruit and nuts, with dentures because they are much less efficient than normal teeth. Speaking is more difficult and less natural with dentures. Another drawback is accidentally misplacing the dentures because they are removable devices, which doesn’t happen if you have a permanent restoration.
Because neither bridges nor dentures stimulate bone growth, patients may experience extreme bone loss over time. Thus giving them an older and less attractive appearance.
Learn more about dental implants:
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
- All On Four Dental Implants
- Multiple Implants
- Teeth In a Day
- Bone Grafting
- Dental Implants FAQ
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Are you ready to take action to replace your missing teeth? Call one of the top implant dentists in Plano, Dr. Mark Sowell, or schedule an appointment online to visit our Plano dental office for effective treatment today.