Improving Richardson Smiles with Dental Implants
Are you looking for a restorative dentistry service that will help you replace one or more missing teeth? While a traditional denture improves the beauty and functionality of your smile, dental implants help you achieve results that are even more functional and lifelike.
Implant-supported restorations have a structure that closely mimics the natural structure of teeth. In other words, they don’t just replace your missing tooth (or teeth. They also replace the supportive root structure.
Dental Implant Process
In the first phase of treatment, our Richardson team places one or more implants in the jaw. The number of implants depends on the number of teeth to replace. A single implant is all that’s needed to support a single crown, while multiple implants are necessary for those who need a larger restoration like a partial or full denture.
Once your implant(s) is in place, a process known as osseointegration begins. During osseointegration, your jawbone forms a strong, natural bond with your implant(s). This bond mimics the bond between your jaw and your natural tooth roots.
When the osseointegration process is complete, your new restoration can be attached.
At the Richardson dental office of Dr. Nathan Coughlin and Dr. Christine Coughlin, we offer full-service implant dentistry. Because the first phase of care involves a surgical procedure, most practices have to refer their patients to an outside surgeon, but our Richardson team helps with every phase of care.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Would you like to know if dental implants are right for you? Call our office to reserve your implant consultation. During your visit, we complete a thorough oral health exam and talk to you about your options. If you have any questions about the plan we recommend, we’ll be happy to answer them for you.