Dental implants are a safe and effective way to replace missing teeth. At Lutke Dental, the Dental implants are small titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. Once healed and fused with your bone, the implant is an anchor for a replacement tooth, such as a dental crown. The crown is custom-made to match your natural teeth and provides an aesthetic and functional replacement for the missing tooth. Dental implants also help to preserve your jawbone. The bone can deteriorate over time without the tooth root to stimulate your jaw tissue. Replacing the missing tooth with a dental implant will keep your facial structure intact for years.
Dental implants function and feel like natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile confidently. Unlike other tooth replacement options, such as dentures or bridges, implants are anchored securely in the jawbone, providing stability and eliminating concerns about slipping or shifting.
Dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option. Proper care and maintenance can last a lifetime, eliminating the need for frequent replacements or adjustments compared to other options.
When a tooth is lost, the underlying jawbone can deteriorate over time due to lack of stimulation. Dental implants mimic the natural tooth roots, stimulating the jawbone and helping to preserve its volume and density. This promotes long-term oral health by preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure and integrity.
During your initial consultation, we can perform a thorough exam to determine if dental implants are the best option for you. We will also take X-rays to determine if enough bone structure is left to support the placement procedure. To be a good candidate for dental implants, the patient must have sufficient jawbone density and healthy gum tissues. The bone may have deteriorated or shrunk if a patient has gum disease or a missing tooth for many years. In this case, we may recommend bone grafting procedures to build up the density of the jawbone before the placement of implants. Dental implants can be placed in as little as one office visit, but multiple visits may be necessary to plan for the surgical placement of the implants properly. Once the implants are placed, we will attach temporary restorations to heal the jaw and surrounding tissues properly. Once the implants have fully healed, we will create custom porcelain crowns to place on top of the implants.
Dental implants are a highly successful solution for many patients who are missing one, several, or even all of their teeth. Visit Lutke Dental at 5045 Lorimar Dr #110, Plano, TX 75093, or call (972) 378-4141 to find out if implants are right for you!