Dental Implants

Dental Implants & Implant Dentistry in North Dallas, TX

Dental implants patient in Dallas TX with Dr. Kessner, DMDDental implants are becoming one of the most popular dental treatments available, and people have many questions about them. Simply put, a dental implant is a metal post (usually a titanium alloy) that replaces the natural root of a tooth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

The dental implant undergoes a fusion process with your jaw called osseointegration. This means the post will fuse with the supportive bone and tissues where the natural tooth root was, becoming a strong, permanent base for a dental prosthetic (dental crown, dental bridge, dentures, etc). This process can actually strengthen your jaw, providing you with greater dental health.

Benefits of Dental Implants near Richardson, TX

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BEAUTY | Richardson dentist Dr. Howard Kessner can place beautiful tooth restorations so lifelike that most people can’t tell they aren’t your natural teeth.

STRENGTH | Dental implants are made of incredibly strong materials. In fact, titanium has one of the strongest strength to weight ratios known to man.

DURABILITY | A properly placed and healed dental implant is extremely durable. With proper care and maintenance a tooth implant has the potential to last a lifetime.

The Dental Implants Procedure in North Dallas, TX

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  • As with other dental procedures, you will first meet for a consultation with Dr. Kessner, DMD, to review your current dental situation. After assessing your dental history, Dr. Kessner, DMD, will partner with you in deciding the best treatment plan. If dental implants are the best option for you, you can schedule a visit for the implants to be placed.
  • On treatment day, you will show up and be warmly welcomed by Dr. Kessner, DMD, and our staff. As the procedure can sometimes be difficult for patients, we will administer a sedative to you until you are completely comfortable and ready for the treatment.
  • If a tooth root is being replaced the doctor will need to gently remove that tooth root. The dental implant placement area will then be prepared to receive the dental implant.
  • The dental implant will be precisely placed where the natural tooth root had previously been.
  • Once the implant is healed (which can take around three months) your permanent restoration or prosthetic will be placed.

Dental Implant FAQs

Some of the most commonly asked questions we receive about dental implants are:

What is the Success Rate for Dental Implant Surgery?
The dental implant procedure has an extremely high success rate. While success rates differ slightly depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed, recent studies put the success rate near 95%, with some studies showing as high as 98%1.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
Ideal candidates for dental implant have missing or damaged teeth, are non-smokers, and are in otherwise good overall health. Having healthy gums and sufficient jaw bone to support the implants is also extremely important in determining tooth implant candidacy.
Is the Implant Dentistry Painful?
As with any surgical procedure, there can be some minor discomfort. However, Dr. Kessner, DMD, utilizes local anesthesia and even sedation to ensure your comfort during the procedure. Most patients report minimal discomfort the day after the implants are placed. Many are even able to comfortably return to work the day after receiving dental tooth implants, and some even return the same day. Dr. Kessner, DMD, may prescribe pain medication to his patients following the tooth implant procedure, and he encourages patients to stay in contact should they experience prolonged or serious discomfort.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants will vary patient by patient, depending on the number of dental implants needed and the work required to prepare them for them (tooth extractions, sedation, etc.) We are happy to discuss payment and financing options with you as well as help you understand your insurance coverage.
Will My Insurance Pay For Dental Implants?
Whether or not your insurance will provide coverage for your dental implants procedure will depend on your specific plan and provider. We are happy to help you investigate and understand your plan to see if your insurance will help with coverage or not. We will also gladly help process your insurance claim if coverage for dental implants or other parts of the procedure is available.

Schedule an Implant Dentistry Consultation in North Dallas!

If you have damaged or missing teeth, dental implants may be a good option for you. Interested in learning more? Schedule a consultation today to learn if tooth implants are appropriate for you!

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