Dental Implants Overview
For long-lasting restorations, board-certified dentist Dr. Robert Porter is pleased to perform implant restoration for his patients in Richardson, TX. Implant dentistry uses surgically placed metal posts in your jawbone to simulate the natural tooth root. The post(s) may be connected to a denture, crown, or bridge for a restoration that looks beautiful and can be treated just like your natural teeth. Dr. Porter's implant restorations integrate quality dental implants from top dental manufacturers like Straumann and Nobel Biocare for high-quality restorations that last a long time. If you have a missing tooth or teeth, make an appointment to learn more about implant dentistry at Robert L. Porter Dentistry. You may be interested in dental implants if you are tired of loose restorations or the hassle of removable dentures. Talk to Dr. Porter about your concerns to determine if dental implants are a good option for you.
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Best Candidates for Dental Implants
Dental implants can restore a missing tooth or teeth with an implant-support crown, bridge, or denture. You may want to consider a dental implant if you currently have teeth missing, or teeth that are too badly damaged to restore with conventional crown and bridge methods. Implants can be cleaned like your natural teeth with daily flossing and brushing. During your consultation at Robert L Porter Dentistry, Dr. Porter will evaluate the health of your jawbone and gums in order to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. In some cases, a bone or gum graft surgery may be needed prior to implant surgery to ensure you have a strong enough foundation to support the post. You may not be a candidate for dental implants if you use tobacco products, are pregnant, or are currently being treated for diabetes or gum disease.
What To Expect from Dental Implants
To prepare for your dental implants, you may need extractions, gum grafts, or bone grafts. Dr. Porter integrates the services of some of the top surgeons for the implant placement surgery. Together we plan the best approach for your specific needs and medical situation. All phases of the surgery and implant restoration (the placement of crowns, bridges or other dental appliances) are carefully coordinated between our team, the surgical team, and the dental lab fabricating the crowns or appliances. This coordinated approach and communication avoids confusion, wasted time, and ensures reliable and predictable results. While the dental implant integrates into the bone and gum over the next few months, a temporary cover may be used to protect the post. As soon as your implant has healed and integrated with your jawbone and gums, your restoration (denture, crown, or bridge) can be attached to your implant and adjusted for a good fit. Call Robert L Porter Dentistry for more information about how dental implant restoration solves dental problems not treatable by other methods.
Dental Implants Recovery
You may have some short-term inflammation, discomfort, and minor bleeding after your implant procedure. You will be given post-operative care instructions specific to your particular surgery. You may also receive a prescription for pain relievers and antibiotics. Once your dental implants are integrated, you will return to Robert L Porter Dentistry for placement of your custom restoration. To ensure long term service from your implant supported restoration, you should follow a good oral care routine at home that includes flossing, brushing, and mouthwash. You should continue to schedule your periodic exams and bi-annual professional cleanings at Robert L. Porter Dentistry so Dr. Porter can assess your oral health. He will let you know if your restorations or implants should be adjusted or replaced.
Insurance Coverage for Dental Implants
Based on your dental insurance company and specific coverage, some of the expenses of your dental implant and custom restoration might be paid for. We will talk to your insurance to understand your benefits and determine your costs. During your consultation with Dr. Porter, we can estimate your expenses and tell you about payment methods accepted by our office, along with information on low-interest dental financing.
Dental implants may be a great option for replacing missing teeth if you want a solution that is simple to maintain and can last for a long time. Dr. Porter will discuss with you the entire process, starting with the implant surgery, to placing the final restorations. To get more information on dental implants, schedule an appointment for a consultation at Robert L. Porter Dentistry.