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Implants

Dental implants are small titanium cylinders that are surgically inserted into the jawbone to anchor a dental restoration in place. Implants help prevent many of the same oral health issues as bridges and dentures, which include tooth drifting, bruxism, and tooth damage. One added advantage of dental implants is their ability to preserve healthy bone tissue in the jaw. Because they stimulate the bone in the same manner as a natural tooth root, vital nutrients are delivered to that area of the jawbone as if you still had all of your natural teeth. This helps prevent the jawbone deterioration and subsequent aged facial appearance often seen in patients with missing teeth.

Is everyone a candidate for dental implants?

While dental implants are the tooth replacement option that most closely mimics the functions of natural teeth, not everyone is a candidate. Healthy periodontal (gum) tissues are a must, as well as a sufficient amount of bone tissue to support the implants. Patients must also be in good general health to tolerate the implant surgery process and heal properly.

How are dental implants placed?

Dr. Lee places and restores dental implants in his Coppell prosthodontic office, eliminating the need for you to see a separate dental specialist for treatment. Using digital treatment planning software for each procedure, Dr. Lee can view three-dimensional images of your mouth to make your implant procedure more comfortable and precise. Surgical guides, which are templates for guiding the placement of the implants into the jawbone, are used for every procedure, ensuring they are accurately inserted into their intended position. After he inserts the implants into the jawbone, osseointegration must occur, which is the process of the bone fusing with the artificial tooth root. Osseointegration takes three to six months. After your implants are solidly anchored in the bone, you will return to Dr. Lee’s office so that he can create and attach your dental restorations to them.

What types of implant restorations do you provide?

Dr. Lee is specially trained and experienced in creating functional, natural-looking restorations. Depending on the extent of tooth loss, he can create the following restorations to affix to one or more dental implants:

Make Your Appointment Today

To experience the benefits of modern general dentistry and prosthodontics in Coppell, TX, contact Dr. Heeje Lee at (972) 315-0811. Evergreen Dental welcomes patients from Coppell, Lewisville, Grapevine, Flower Mound, Irving, and the nearby communities.