Dental Implants
in Frisco, TX

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Missing Teeth? Consider Dental Implants

Missing or decayed teeth can make it difficult to feel confident in yourself. It’s time to stop hiding your incomplete smile and discover if dental implants are right for you. Implants will give you a complete and natural-looking smile while improving the state of your oral health.

At Advanced Smiles, we’re proud to offer implants as a tooth restoration treatment that will quickly and effectively give you the full smile you deserve. Explore our helpful dental implants guide to learn more about this treatment.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a durable and natural-looking solution to tooth loss that provides all the benefits of natural teeth. Implants are secured to your jaw, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods without needing to worry about your implants shifting or becoming loose.

Best of all, implants can last a lifetime and don’t require any special care aside from your normal oral hygiene routine. This procedure replaces teeth from the crown to the root, making them a stable and reliable solution to tooth loss.

When Are Dental Implants Necessary?

Dr. De Paoli may recommend dental implant treatment if you have:

  • Missing teeth
  • Severely decayed teeth
  • Cracked or chipped teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Ill-fitting dentures or bridges

Dental implants have a 98 percent success rate and have benefitted millions of patients all over the world. Contact our Frisco office today to learn if dental implants may be the ideal restorative treatment for you.


Benefits of Dental Implants

Our experienced dental team at Advanced Smiles will recommend dental implants to patients looking to permanently replace missing teeth. Dental implants are considered the gold standard in restorative dentistry for good reasons.

Some of the top benefits of dental implants include:

  • Secure Fit: Implants are strongly secured to your jaw, reducing the possibility of shifting out of place when you speak or eat. Because implants are permanently affixed to your jaw, there’s no need for messy dental adhesives.
  • Natural Appearance and Function: Dental implants restore the natural function and appearance of your teeth. Dr. De Paoli will customize the shade of your implant to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth for a flawless smile.
  • Long-lasting: While dental implants look and function like natural teeth, they’re immune to decay and discoloration. By maintaining good oral health habits and biannual visits to our Frisco dental office, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
  • Custom-Made: Not only are dental implants custom-shaded but they’re also designed to match the shape and size of your natural teeth for a comfortable fit. You’ll be confident knowing that your implants blend in with the rest of your smile.


The Dental Implant Process

At Advanced Smiles, you can achieve a complete smile over the course of several visits to our Frisco office. Over a few months, we’ll complete your dental implant treatment plan in three phases.

Planning Your Implant Treatment

Your first visit will involve a consultation with Dr. De Paoli where he’ll determine if dental implants are the perfect solution for your current oral health condition. He’ll check factors such as your oral hygiene, gum tissue, and bone structure to ensure you meet the requirements to be eligible for implants.

If you meet all the requirements, Dr. De Paoli will create a customized treatment plan to address your unique needs. However, if you lack the required jawbone structure or oral tissue amount, he may recommend mini implants instead of traditional implants.

Finally, Dr. De Paoli will explain what to expect during your procedure, and how many appointments it may require. He’ll also discuss your personal preference for anesthesia or sedation.

Placing Dental Implants

The first step in placing your implants involves preparing the jaw. A small hole will be drilled into the jawbone, targeting areas with missing teeth. This hole is then widened, allowing for the implant screw to be placed.

Next, the surrounding gum tissue is pulled over the implant screw and firmly secured to prevent shifting. A protective cover will be placed over the implant to avoid infection in the time it takes to recover, which can take between three to six months. This is the process of osseointegration, where the implant will naturally fuse with your jawbone.

Once you’ve fully healed, you’ll return to our Frisco office for your final fitting. The protective cover will be removed and replaced with an abutment. Your customized restoration will then be affixed to the implant screws. Dr. De Paoli will ensure the final implants fit properly and comfortably. Then, you can walk out of our office with a stunning new smile.

Implant Follow-Up

For the first week following your implant placement, you’ll be advised to eat softer foods like mashed potatoes or applesauce. Hot, crunchy, or chewy foods may damage your healing implant and lead to complications. You should also avoid smoking, as it may lead to infection or implant failure.

It’s essential to follow any and all special instructions during your recovery. Dr. De Paoli will tell you how to best clean the area of the healing implant to ensure the bone fuses and the gums heal properly. Failure to care for your implant site may result in an infection or other complications.

Don’t hesitate to contact our Frisco office at (972) 668-3680 if you have any questions or concerns about your dental implants.


Frequently Asked Questions

Restore Your Smile With Dr. De Paoli

At Advanced Smiles, we’ll make sure you can proudly show off your smile once again with our durable and natural-looking dental implants. To schedule an appointment with Dr. De Paoli, contact our Frisco Office at (972) 668-3680. You can also fill out our online inquiry or appointment forms and one of our team members will get back to you shortly.