Restore Your Smile With Plano Dental Implants
We often take our teeth for granted. It’s not until we lose one or more teeth that we realize how much we rely on them every day. Along with other issues, missing teeth make it difficult to eat and smile comfortably. All that can change, however, with dental implant treatment at My Dentist in Plano. Dr. Darren Dickson, a teaching faculty member at the CARD Institute (the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry), can use dental implants to:
- Replace your missing teeth with durable, beautiful implant restorations.
- Give you back a complete smile and increased confidence.
- Allow you to enjoy all your favorite foods again.
- Improve your oral health and help prevent overall health issues.
- Help you look younger, more attractive, and more robust.
- Get precise, long-lasting results, since digitally guided full-arch implant surgery is possible with images from our i3D Smart CT machine.
Enjoy all the benefits of our implant therapy. Call us today to schedule your free consultation including a CT scan and time with Dr. Dickson. We’re located at 6545 Preston Road, Ste. 100 – just down the road from LifeCare Hospitals of Plano.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Implant-based solutions are generally preferred for the vast range of health advantages they provide. As tooth restorations,dental implants:
- May enhance your self-assurance with having conversations and any time you smile
- Produce improved biting power and stability of tooth substitutes
- Incorporate with the jaw to maintain jawbone health and strength
- Never make use of adjacent teeth to remain in position
"Dr. Dickson and his staff provide excellent service and care to patients. My experience with the Invisalign process was wonderful. My husband and I have been patients with this office a long time, and I highly recommend the services offered here."- J.K. / Google / Dec 15, 2022
"There are hardly words to express the admiration for the talents of Dr. Darrin Dickson and his staff. For me, they have become family and have treated several members of my family and myself with patience, true ability, and humor thrown in. If you are looking for a dentist, look no further."- L.R. / Google / Nov 02, 2022
"Well, normally good experience and dentist doesn’t go together..Dr. D and the whole staff makes the experience enjoyable, yes i know hard to believe. I had extensive work done and the results speak for itself! Thanks guys for my new smile"- T.F. / Google / Oct 25, 2022
"Great care from Dr. Dickson and staff as always - been a patient for 20 plus years! And great baseball talk too!!"- F.M. / Google / Oct 04, 2022
"This was the best dental experience I've EVER HAD!! Everyone was so friendly and helpful, I Would highly recommend My Dentist in Plano for all of your dental needs! Thanks again!"- J.N. / Google / Oct 02, 2022
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Implant-supported restorations are used to replace any number of missing teeth, from a single tooth to an entire arch. You could be considered an appropriate candidate for dental implants if you suffer from tooth loss, require removals, or are having issues with your present replacement. To work, implants need adequate bone support, healthy gums, and a good oral environment, and some individuals might require prior treatments before they are considered good candidates. Dental implants might not be appropriate when you are an expecting mother, smoke cigarettes, or have particular medical problems. During your session, Dr. Dickson can help you find out if implant-supported restorations are great for you and your goals.
Implants Will Make Your Mouth Fully Functional Again
Teeth implants serve as artificial tooth roots that can secure several types of dental restorations. Not only do implants replace your missing or damaged teeth, but they also help keep your jawbone strong and healthy.
Unlike some dentists, Dr. Dickson can both place and restore your new implants. This is due in part to his advanced training in implant dentistry, which has helped him earn fellowship status with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a teaching faculty position with the Center for Aesthetic Restorative Dentistry.
With our in-house lab, you could even get your implants and replacement teeth in a single visit! To ensure precise and accurate treatment, we use a 3-D CT scanner to plan and perform all of our implant procedures. Once your jaw is ready for your new restorations, these are some of the options that may be available to you:
- Single Implant Crown – Dr. Dickson can secure a strong and beautiful zirconia crown to the top of an implant. It will look, feel, and function just like a regular tooth. Best of all, we’ll make it right here in our own lab. You won’t have to wait for your new tooth!
- Implant-Supported Bridge – You can fill in gaps in your smile with a sturdy custom bridge anchored to two or more teeth implants.
- Implant-Retained Dentures – These dentures anchor to implants using a snap-and-ball system. They will fit more securely than conventional dentures and won’t move around in your mouth.
- Implant-Supported Dentures – We’ll attach a set of dentures to a bar anchored to your implants. This setup transfers biting and chewing forces to the bar rather than your gums, making it our most comfortable and secure type of denture.
- All-on-4® – With this innovative procedure, you can get a complete arch of new replacement teeth using only four implants precisely positioned by Dr. Dickson.
- Mini Implants – These implants are similar to standard implants, yet they’re smaller and require less healing time after placement. If your jawbone is not healthy enough to support full-size implants, you may be a good candidate for minis.
- Same-Day Smile – With our in-house lab and Dr. Dickson’s implant expertise, you could get your new implants and restorations the same day. We’ll place your implants and secure temporary replacement teeth to them while your final restorations are made.
If you’re ready to enjoy a full mouth of teeth using dental implants, call us today to schedule your appointment. Beautiful, functional replacement teeth are waiting for you!
Dental Implants FAQ
Are dental implants safe?
Yes, they are. Every surgery comes with some amount of risk, but dental implant surgeries are considered minor and involve very little chance of complications. Additionally, Dr. Dickson is one of the nation’s best and most experienced at performing dental implant procedures.
Are dental implants painful?
Dental implants do include a surgical incision into the gums, but most patients don't find the procedure painful. Before Dr. Dickson begins, he will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic. My Dentist in Plano also offers sedation options to further enhance your comfort during the procedure. There is typically some soreness, swelling, bruising, and sensitivity as the gums heal. This is normal and is usually managed effectively with pain relievers and ice packs.
Are dental implants permanent?
The anchor post placed in your jaw is permanent; however, the crown, bridge, or denture attached can last up to 20 – 30 years. Regular dental exams at My Dentist in Plano will help ensure your dental implants are in strong working order, and if needed, an adjustment can be made to ensure function and comfort.
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