Dental Implants • Prosper, TX
Rebuild Your Smile
for a Lifetime
At Texas Dental Surgery, we know how important it is for you to be able to smile and express yourself without any reservations.
That’s why we take great care and make sure that we understand what you desire from your dental implant procedure to help you feel fully confident. We know that each patient has distinct needs, so we always tailor our care to each unique smile. With our help, you’ll soon enjoy a full and healthy smile again that will last for decades to come.
Why Choose Texas Dental Surgery for Dental Implants?
- All-Inclusive: Placement & Restoration Under 1 Roof
- Sedation Dentistry Guarantees a Comfortable Experience
- Care Provided by a Certified Periodontist & Oral Surgeon
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can provide you with a new youthful look and smile. They are designed to replace an entire tooth and function as normal teeth to help reinforce the contours of your face. We will always take into account your overall current health and advance accordingly with your dental implant procedure. Eating the foods you want and being able to smile without worry are simple luxuries that everyone should have, and dental implants can help you enjoy them again. Rest assured knowing that our team of professionals is devoted to enhancing your quality of life. Not only will your dental implant procedure be carried out by the best hands in the business, but your aftercare and recovery process will also be a top priority. From there, you can look forward to your new teeth lasting for decades to come with minimal maintenance.
Indications for Dental Implants
In order for a patient to be a qualified candidate for dental implants, they need to meet at least three requirements: good oral health, stable overall health, plus they must have enough jawbone to support the new teeth. If a patient is lacking any, we’re more than ready to help (more on this below). Once a patient is approved, we’re able to provide a variety of solutions to replace any number of teeth:
Missing One Tooth
For patients with a single gap in their smile, our team can place an implant topped with a custom-made crown between two healthy teeth without affecting them at all. Unlike with a traditional bridge, the surrounding dental structure is left alone with implants, better preserving someone’s natural smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Whether someone is missing teeth throughout their mouth or all in a row, implants can still provide an answer by supporting specially-made prosthetics. Compared to regular bridges and partial dentures, implant-retained ones have been shown to have a more stable fit and last much longer as well.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Rather than replacing each tooth individually with implants, we can use just four to six strategically placed roots to anchor a full denture directly to the jawbone. Implant dentures are smaller than regular ones, creating a more comfortable fit, but they are stronger as well, enabling a patient to recover more of their bite strength.
Thanks to our doctors’ advanced training, they’re able to place and restore dental implants in the same appointment and help a patient recover an entire row of missing teeth in record time. With the All-on-4 procedure, implants are positioned within the thickest part of the jawbone to provide maximum support for a brand new denture.
Some patients lack a thick enough jawbone to safely support implants, but thankfully, this doesn’t mean they are disqualified from getting the treatment. Patients at Texas Dental Surgery can undergo a bone grafting procedure to build up and strengthen their jaw to prepare them for dental implants. Using bone harvested from the patient themselves, donated bone, or a lab-made material, we can ensure that a patient’s new smile will have a strong foundation that can be trusted to last.
Immediate Dental Implant Placement
If you have multiple failing teeth either due to decay or damage, Dr. Walker is able to provide something you just won’t find at other specialty dental offices: immediate implant placement. In a single appointment, he can extract compromised teeth and place brand new dental implants afterward. He’ll then top them with temporary restorations so you can leave the dental office with a full smile. A few weeks later, you will receive your permanent crown, bridge, or denture.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are an extremely versatile treatment, and because of this, the procedure can vary quite a bit from patient to patient, which will influence the cost as well. The number of implants needed, the type of restoration used, and several other factors can make getting implants more or less expensive. At Texas Dental Surgery, our implant treatment plans are always customized to each patient. At a consultation, we’ll go over all pricing information with you so you’ll know exactly what to expect at each step of the process.
While it’s true that dental implants tend to have a higher upfront cost compared to regular dentures and bridges, they often prove to be the more wallet-friendly option thanks to their longevity. With traditional tooth replacements, patients will have to completely redo them every five to seven years on average. With implants, however, they can easily last for 30+ years, meaning a patient will literally save thousands on unneeded maintenance.
Dental Implant Aftercare
Dental implants have the potential to last for a lifetime — but only if they receive proper care. Fortunately, caring for dental implants is easy; it is similar in many ways to caring for natural teeth. You must make oral hygiene one of your top priorities, protect your implants from physical trauma, and visit your dentist for regular checkups. Your diligence in adhering to these simple guidelines will help your dental implants and the prosthetic teeth that they support to stand the test of time.
Dental Implant FAQs
When you’re looking for the best solution for missing teeth, it’s hard to top a treatment like dental implants. However, we understand if you have many questions about the treatment, especially if you are only just now learning about it. Whether you aren’t sure if it’s right for you or simply need additional guidance in finding the right tooth replacement procedure, Texas Dental Surgery looks forward to answering your most common questions.
Does it hurt to receive dental implants?
Prior to your surgery, the treatment area for your tooth replacement is given local anesthetic, effectively numbing it. This means that you will not feel anything during the implant procedure. We’ll make sure that the area has completely received the local anesthetic before beginning treatment, ensuring that your implant procedure is as comfortable as possible. With that said, after the implant has been placed and the anesthetic wears off, you may experience some minor discomfort and swelling. This is normal following oral surgery.
Do I still need to brush and floss my dental implants?
Yes. While the implant-retained crown that covers the implant is not technically capable of developing decay (because it is made from porcelain, an inorganic material) that doesn’t mean you can’t still develop an infection of the gum tissue surrounding the implant. For this reason, you need to practice sufficient at-home brushing and flossing daily.
How do I make my dental implants last?
While dental implants do not require any specialized care to maintain, there are important steps you’ll need to take to ensure that they last for many decades (and ideally for the rest of your life.) First, you’ll need to brush at least twice a day using a fluoridated toothpaste to prevent buildup of plaque and bacteria. You’ll also need to floss at least once a day to remove food debris and plaque from the sides of your implant. On top of that, you should still visit our office once every six months for a routine exam and checkup from our office. We also advise against using any tobacco products, especially right after your surgery as this can cause the implant to fail.
Are dental implants safe to receive?
When placed by a professional, such as one of our highly trained oral surgeons, you can expect your dental implant surgery to be a total success. As experienced dental professionals, Dr. Walker, Dr. Stewart, and Dr. Arango are prepared to perform a detailed exam of your current bone and soft tissue health, ensuring that you are eligible for implant treatment in the first place. When all preparatory steps are performed properly, dental implants have a success rate as high as 98 percent.
What if I’m nervous about my treatment?
If you are feeling anxious about your treatment in any way, we want to reassure you that you have nothing to be afraid of. Not only are you in good hands, but you can also receive calming sedation services entirely in-house. This includes mild nitrous oxide and powerful IV sedation.