It seems that you can’t open the newspaper or turn on the radio without coming across an ad or testimonial for dental implants. The popularity of dental implants is increasing at an incredibly fast rate. Modern dentistry has given people many choices when it comes to replacement teeth. Today, people around the globe choose dental implants.
Even though information about dental implants abounds, many people still have questions. Dr. Lee Fitzgerald and our team at Fitzgerald Dental Implant Center are here to provide the information you need. The more you know about dental implants, the better choices you’ll make regarding your current and long-term oral healthcare needs. Here are answers to some questions we frequently receive…
What exactly is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a durable, long-lasting method to replace one or more missing teeth. An implant consists of two parts: a surgical-grade titanium post inserted into the jawbone to serve as a tooth root and a replacement tooth or dental prosthetic mounted atop the post. Dental implants look and feel completely natural. With proper care, including checkups at our Plano dental implant center, they last most patients a lifetime.
Who makes a good candidate for dental implants?
The best candidates have good overall health, good oral health (including an absence of gum disease), and adequate jawbone mass to support implants. Smoking and certain chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, slow the healing process and lessen implant success.
Do I need to go to different doctors to complete the implant process?
No, Dr. Fitzgerald is an experienced and accomplished implant dentist who performs every facet of the dental implant process in our Plano office, located in the heart of North Dallas. He’ll conduct your examination and diagnostic tests, perform your implant surgery (called “placing” implants), and attach your custom replacement teeth (called “restoring” implants). You’ll receive all of your care, including pre- and post-treatments, in our comfortable, specially equipped facility.
What are “teeth in a day”?
In this process, patients receive replacement teeth the same day as their implant surgery. Another name for this process is “immediate load.” Dr. Fitzgerald offers the All-on-4 dental implants procedure to restore smiles in a single day. This procedure isn’t right for everyone. At your consultation, Dr. Fitzgerald will help you determine if it’s right for you.
If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. The staff at Fitzgerald Dental implant Center is here to serve you. We invite you to learn all that you can about dental implants, then experience this amazing restorative dental procedure for yourself!