Dental Implants

Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas – Texarkana TX

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that a dental implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

 

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A smiling elderly man

“Don’t Be Afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Bunel, Dr. James or Dr. Duke is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Bunel, Dr. James or Dr. Duke performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Call Texarkana Office Phone Number 903-794-3331 with questions or to make an appointment.

 

Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas

5 out of 5 stars based on 36 Dental Implant reviews.

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I thought it would be painful surgery and it did not hurt at all. I was awake after and did not know at first it was over.

- Jerel K

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Professional, knowledgeable, efficient, a job well done.

- Joyce M

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Would highly recommend for dental care.

- Richard P

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Always greeted with a smile! I always leave with a smile! I trust the doctor and staff and would recommend them to anyone.

- Melissa R

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Great!

- Lisa B

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I was very happy with all aspects of care by Dr. Duke & his team! Great job!

- James H

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I have had a great experience. I have already referred friends.

- Monica P

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Professional staff.

- Lisa P

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Just what I needed done.

- Jerry K

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My extraction & implant procedures went well. I highly recommend this office.

- Jenni S

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The doctors here are the absolute best. They along with their staff are so kind and professional. They explained things in such a way that it was very easy to understand my treatment needs. My extraction and dental implant procedures went very smoothly. I would definitely recommend these doctors to anyone!

- Brittany W

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5 stars all around.

- Stephenie C

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Dr. Bunel is a very good Doctor- as expected!!

- Larry H

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Dr. Bunel was very easy to talk to. Put me at ease over my dental surgery.

- Kimberly S

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I would recommend Dr. Bunel and staff to anyone needing specialty dental work.

- Julie F

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Professional and courteous! Dr. Bunel called the night of surgery to check on me. It was appreciated.

- Carol S

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Very pleased with my treatment

- David F

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Very happy

- Carolyn B

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Very pleased!!!! Great Doctor and wonderful staff!!!!!

- Brenda W

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I had a wonderful experience everything went great.

- Patricia C

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