Dental Implants

Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas – Texarkana TX

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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“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, Dr. Duke or Dr. Legan 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, Dr. Duke or Dr. Legan 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 51 Dental Implant reviews.

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5 stars.

- Kenneth K

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Very friendly and helpful staff.

- Don P

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Dr. Bunel and nurses did an excellet job of explaining the procedure and putting me at ease. Dr. Bunel called me at home to check on me which I thought was very nice.

- Terry B

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They were wonderful! Super friendly and helpful staff!

- Kisha S

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Great experience!

- Darrel H

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- Eddie W

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Overall great experience and service.

- Terry J

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A very good experience with dental implant, before and after care. Professional staff. Excellent medical care.

- Ronald D

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Always friendly, courteous, eager to help, and explains where a "regular" person can understand.

- Debra L

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I have had great overall experience.

- Dustin Y

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Very satisfied!

- Juanita B

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- Rebecca B

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I was very impressed with everyone, staff plus my doctor. I was treated like they all cared about me as a person. I would come back if I have any other problems and will tell my friends about the care and concern I was shown.

- Judith C

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- Barton H

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Great job, fast healing, less pain.

- Sandy S

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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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