Are you missing all your teeth? Do you need your teeth extracted due to decay or injury? You’re not alone. Over 36 million Americans have no teeth. But the good news is that traditional dentures aren’t your only option to restore your smile. Alecia Hardy, DDS, and the team at Frisco Dental Implant Center specialize in full-mouth implants. Call the office in Frisco, Texas, or book a consultation online today.
Dental implants are permanent artificial teeth. Dental implants have two main parts: a titanium screw that fits into your jawbone and an artificial tooth that attaches to the screw and sits above your gum line.
Along with replacing single missing teeth, dental implants can also replace a full mouth of teeth. Dr. Hardy uses full-arch replacements: sets of custom-molded artificial teeth held in place by a few titanium posts in your jaw.
Full-mouth implants involve surgically inserting four titanium rods into your jaw. Once the rods are in place, they fuse with your bone to support a permanent set of artificial teeth.
For a long time, traditional dentures were the only option to replace a mouthful of missing teeth. Dentures are removable, which means they’re prone to slipping and irritating your gums.
Full-mouth implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. They’re anchored to your jawbone, so they don’t shift when you chew and talk. Implants are custom-made, so they look and feel like natural teeth.
At Frisco Dental Implant Center, Dr. Hardy and the team perform all dental implant services in their office, so you don’t have to go to different locations for your consultation, implant procedure, or follow-up care.
If you’re missing all or most of your teeth, book a consultation at Frisco Dental Implant Center to find out if you’re a good candidate for full-mouth implants. Dr. Hardy examines your mouth and takes digital X-rays to develop a treatment plan for you.
A dental lab uses digital impressions of your mouth to create your full-arch replacements. Dr. Hardy selects an appropriate size and shape for each tooth, so your new smile looks natural and complements your facial features.
At your implant appointment, Dr. Hardy makes small incisions in your gums. She places the titanium rods into your jaw using digitally guided implant placement technology. The incisions take a few weeks to heal, and then you return to the office for your full-arch replacement.
Dr. Hardy attaches your replacement teeth to the rods. Then, she makes adjustments to ensure your new teeth feel comfortable and secure.
When you’ve lost your teeth, full-mouth implants can restore your smile. Book a consultation at Frisco Dental Implant Center online or call the office to get started today.