Congratulations! You have taken the first step to restoring your smile with quality dental implants. You are now one step closer to living healthier and smiling more. We know that you may have many questions while you begin your search for a dental implant specialist, so we are here to assist you at every step of the way.
As a courtesy, Advanced Dental Care of Allen offers a complimentary consultation for all dental implant services. We look forward to visiting with you and providing exceptional care!
A dental implants’ success is contingent on the process that is used to place and restore them. The procedure begins with an in-depth consultation, during which we will evaluate your candidacy for this treatment. Then, we’ll discuss your implant options, answer any questions you may have, and plan your placement surgery. After your new replacement tooth roots are in place, our team will provide you with a custom prosthesis to serve as the visible portion of your new smile.
There are many benefits to getting dental implants with Dr. Kar and Advanced Dental Care of Allen:
Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Kar and our team may recommend one of the following procedures:
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implants fuse to the bone, providing a strong and stable support for prosthetic teeth. Once the implant integrates to the bone, Dr. Kar will then place an abutment and crown. Unlike dentures, which are removed every night for cleaning, implants are permanent. We offer four main types of dental implants, including implant solutions for individual missing teeth.
Multi-teeth implants are also known as an "implant bridge." This procedure is perfect for anyone missing two or more teeth on the same side of the mouth. Rather than replacing multiple teeth separately, an implant bridge requires less time and is more effective in preventing bone loss and restoring your smile.
Do you have an uncomfortable or unreliable denture you just can’t trust to stay in place? With an implant-retained denture, you can finally get a set of teeth you can rely on. The prosthetic teeth are anchored in place using multiple dental implants positioned within the jawbone, and not only is the fit extremely secure, but you can trust it to last as well. Plus, implant-retained dentures restore much more of a patient’s biting strength compared to traditional ones, enabling them to enjoy a wider variety of foods with ease.
The All-on-4 procedure is ideal for anyone that needs to replace an entire arch/row of teeth. If you have multiple missing teeth, All-on-4 is ideal because it will prevent bone loss and save you from needing additional dental implant work in the future.
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Implant overdentures are also ideal for anyone that needs to replace an entire arch or row of teeth. This procedure is a more affordable option compared to All-on-4 and may be an alternative that Dr. Kar can recommend. However, it is important for Dr. Kar and our team to diagnose your current needs before making a recommendation.
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If it has been a while since you lost your teeth, your jawbone may have lost a significant amount of height or density. It might be too weak or thin to support dental implants. Thanks to a bone graft and/or sinus lift, however, you may still be able to experience all of the benefits of an implant-supported smile. Both of these procedures help to fortify a patient’s bone and build it up so the implants have the strong base of support they need in order to thrive.
Replacing lost teeth with dental implants is a procedure that varies significantly from person to person. Factors that could influence cost include the number of implants/teeth that require reconstruction, the number of abutments, the style and material of the chosen restoration, and whether any procedures like bone grafting and periodontal therapy are necessary beforehand to ensure success. During your first consultation, Dr. Kar will be able to better understand your specific needs and provide a confident price estimate. Low-interest financing through CareCredit is available at our office for patients who would like to break down their overall cost into multiple payments.
Receiving dental implants is a life-changing decision that will improve your overall health, restore your smile, and enhance your quality of life. We believe that it is important to work with a dedicated professional when restoring something as personal and important as your teeth. While a general/family dentist may provide excellent care for some restorative treatments, a prosthodontist has at least three years of advanced training beyond dental school that enables them to help patients who have cases that require more advanced treatment. As a licensed prosthodontist, Dr. Kar has trained with some of the best dental institutions in the world and is part of an elite community of oral health care providers.
During your initial consultation with us, we will help answer all of the questions you may have about the process, costs, and benefits associated with the procedure, as well as address any fears you may have about the treatment. This way, you can move forward with your dental implant procedure with confidence.
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Once you choose dental implants as the solution to complete your smile, it’s vital to follow our aftercare instructions. After all, dental implants in Allen are an investment, but they have the potential to last a lifetime by taking the proper precautions. At Advanced Dental Care of Allen, we want to make sure that you’re getting the most out of your investment. Thankfully, taking care of a dental implant is much easier than other options, but there are still steps you can take to extend its lifespan.
Dental implant failure is rare, but it can occur for various reasons, including trauma or an infection known as peri-implantitis. If you experience any problems with your dental implants, such as pain, swelling, difficulty chewing, or an implant that feels loose, contact our office right away. Dr. Kar will carefully examine your mouth, pinpoint the cause of your discomfort, and develop a treatment plan to renew your smile’s health and function.
During your implant placement surgery, you should be quite comfortable. Dr. Kar offers various types of sedation to ensure that patients feel little to nothing during this phase of treatment. After your surgery, your mouth may be sore for a while, but our team will provide you with tips to make your recovery as smooth and comfortable as possible.
Once your restorations are in place, it might take your mouth a bit of time to get used to them, particularly if it has been a while since you lost your natural teeth. However, the adjustment period is usually very short. Before long, your implants will feel like a natural part of your smile.
Creating functional, beautiful dental implant restorations is much more complex than it may seem at first. A poorly designed restoration can interfere with your bite and lead to painful jaw problems and an increased risk of damage to your natural teeth. As a prosthodontist, Dr. Kar has an in-depth understanding of how to design restorations in a way that produces optimum results. He will take detailed images of your mouth and the surrounding structures. He’ll also analyze the way your teeth fit together. His careful planning will ensure that your restored smile is both comfortable and highly functional.
Of course, aesthetics are also a priority of Dr. Kar’s. Your new teeth will blend in seamlessly with the natural dentition around them. Their shape and size will perfectly complement your natural orofacial structures; they won’t look bulky or overdone. Onlookers will have no way of knowing that you ever had any missing teeth.
Dental implants in Allen are successful in the vast majority of cases, but sometimes problems do occur. For example, a misstep in oral hygiene may lead to an infection around an implant, or a dental trauma may cause an implant to become loose. If you ever encounter any issues with your dental implants, contact our office right away. During your appointment, Dr. Kar will determine the cause of the problem and design a treatment plan to get your smile back to feeling its best in as little time as possible.
Of course, prevention is the best way to address dental implant problems. We’ll provide you with detailed guidance on how to care for your restored smile. If you’re diligent about following our instructions, and you attend regular checkups with Dr. Kar, it’s very unlikely that you’ll ever have to deal with serious problems with your dental implants.
Smoking slows down the body’s healing time and has a direct, negative impact on oral health. It increases the risk of dental implant failure. However, that doesn’t mean that individuals who smoke cannot receive dental implants. During your consultation, Dr. Kar will make a personalized treatment recommendation based on your unique health and circumstances.