Denton Oak Dentistry
Sean Lee, D.M.D.
Comprehensive, Sedation & Implant Dentistry & Invisalign Specialist located in Corinth/Denton, TX
When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Denton Oak Dentistry makes dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Denton and Corinth, Texas, Dr. Lee and the exceptional team at Denton Oak Dentistry can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Many adults think dental implants are the next best thing to having natural teeth, and they might be right. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants are strong, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This is essentially the root of a new tooth. It's similar in shape to an everyday screw. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Phee mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.
These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay securely fastened to your jaw.
Why do some patients love dental implants?
In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following 10 benefits:
- Can last a lifetime with good care
- Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
- Help retain your natural face shape and smile
- Preserve your healthy jawbone
- Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
- Help you talk casually and without worry
- Don’t slip out of your mouth
- Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
- Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
- Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Your jaw needs to be finished growing, and your gums must be healthy. Dental implants aren’t appropriate for kids, as their mouths haven’t finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.
You may also be a good candidate for implants if you're tired of having dentures that won't stay in place, or if you're ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Meet with Dr. Phee to learn more about your options for missing teeth and to see if implant treatment is the best solution for you.
It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Denton Oak Dentistry today.