About Dental Implants
Implant dentistry is a long-lasting and effective treatment for replacing one lost tooth or several and restore your gorgeous smile. MINT dentistry is pleased to use dental implants with custom restorations for our patients in Richardson, TX who want a radiant smile that looks and feels like their own teeth. An implant is a post that's placed in your jawbone (performed by a board-certified oral surgeon) to mimic the lost root of your tooth. The implanted post or posts will be connected to a restoration (crown, bridge, or dentures) for a result that is natural looking and lasts for years. To replace one or more teeth, contact MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX. During your consultation at our modern dental practice, you will learn about our commitment to help you reach your goals while restoring optimal oral health.
All-On-4® Dental Implants
All-on-4® dental implants, manufactured by Nobel Biocare®, offer a comprehensive full-arch restoration with custom dentures. All-on-4® implant dentures work by posting metal posts (the dental implants) at strategic points on the upper and/or lower arch. When compared to other brands of implanted dentures, All-on-4® creates a more secure fit with fewer posts. Our team of dentists recommends All-on-4® implant-supported dentures if you want a restored smile minus the restrictions or hassle of traditional dentures. A lot of our patients love the benefits of the advanced All-on-4® process with amazing, high-quality results. If you want to get more information on All-on-4® implant-supported dentures, we encourage you to schedule a consultation.
Best Candidates for Dental Implants
MINT dentistry professionals suggest implants along with a crown, bridge, or dentures to restore your smile if you are missing one tooth or several. You may be a candidate for an implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture if you already have a traditional restoration but don't like its appearance or maintenance. At your consultation at our office, we will assess your jawbone and gums to decide if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. You are probably not a good candidate for implants if you have a periodontal condition, are pregnant, or use tobacco products.
What to Expect
Before your dental implant appointment is scheduled, we will decide if you require jawbone or gum grafting. If you do, these will be completed before your implant surgery is scheduled. When you are approved for implants, our team will schedule your implant placement surgery. To begin your implant surgery, our staff will show you to the procedure room so you can being to relax in the massaging treatment chair, where we will give you Beats headphones and MINT sunglasses. Once you are settled in, your doctor will administer your anesthesia and, if needed, sedation. Then, your board-certified oral surgeon will make the needed incision(s) in your mouth and fit the metal implant post(s) in your jaw. We will repeat this process until all implants are in place. Finally, your doctor will close your gums, leaving the top of the implant visible over the top of your gumline. During the next several months, your post(s) will integrate with your gums and jawbone. While this occurs, a temporary crown, bridge, or denture will be placed to cover the implant(s). When you're healed, we will connect your custom crown, bridge, or denture to the implant(s), so you can begin to enjoy your newly restore smile.
After oral surgery, you will probably have some inflammation in your mouth and lower face as well as some bruising, discomfort, and bleeding. It's normal for the symptoms to be temporary, but if you have concerns or lasting symptoms, please contact us. We may write you a prescription for antibiotics and/or pain medication plus detailed instructions, like dietary recommendations, to speed your recovery. As soon as your implant(s) has integrated and your crown, bridge, or denture has been connected, you need to maintain a good dental care routine at home, which includes flossing and brushing every day. We may ask you to schedule follow-up appointments so we can monitor your progress. MINT dentistry encourages you to keep attending dental examinations and cleanings to maintain the health and appearance of your restorations and natural teeth for a long time.
The MINT Commitment
If you have dental insurance, part of the cost of your oral surgery and custom restoration may be paid. We will speak to your insurance provider to clarify your policy and determine your remaining bill. In your initial consultation with your team, we will discuss payment methods we accept and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing. At MINT dentistry, we are dedicated to making sure all our patients have sexy teeth. If you don't have insurance, ask us for more information on the MINT Discount Plan, which can help you better afford your dental care.
Dental implants are an outstanding choice to give you an attractive replacement whether you're missing one tooth or several. Maintained just like your natural teeth, implants can rejuvenate the health and appearance of your smile. With modern dental equipment and state-of-the-art techniques, the MINT dentistry team will help you get the smile you want using implant dentistry. For more information on dental implant options, contact MINT dentistry in Richardson, TX to schedule a consultation with a board-certified dental professional.