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 75 Dental Implant reviews.

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Could not have asked for better care!

- Courtney B

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This is my second implant and neither had negative issues. Organization overall is great in terms of expertise, proffesionalism, and as well as friendliness.

- Paula D

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I hope I don't have to have another implant, but if I do, I will come back to Dr. Duke.

- Sid H

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Service was always perfect, no complaints. The entire process was overall great.

- Kortny F

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Extremely good experience. Great professional staff.

- Darla M

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I'm glad my dentist referred Dr. Duke for me and my husband.

- Deloris T

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Very helpful and friendly!

- April W

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Dr. Duke and his staff are very professional. Highly recommend.

- David F

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Expensive! My only "issue" is the procedures are not cheap. But, overall I have plans to skip the root canal/crown step in the future and go straight to implant. Skip the Band-Aid middleman.

- Katrina S

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I am happy my dentist referred me to Dr. Duke. He is very professional. I feel he did a very good job with my dental need.

- Carolyn L

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Only complaint would be the wait time. 3 visits I waited 1-3 hours in lobby with scheduled appointments.

- Amber A

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Was very pleased with the knowledge that Dr. Duke knew, always answered my questions without hesitating, very professional.

- Rita N

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Overall good experience, very professional staff.

- Randy B

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If you have to have a tooth pulled and an implant, I highly recommend Dr. Duke and staff.

- Carolyn C

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Overall, I've had an outstanding experience. I've recommended my family and friends as well as colleagues. Thank you!

- Sara W

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Had one implant 3 years ago, no problems. Had two implants a few months ago, no problem, no complications from the implants. Nice to have teeth now.

- Mike T

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It was a good experience except for the discomfort for about 3 days after the tooth was pulled.

- Joseph B

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I have been highly satisfied with previous and current procedures.

- Peggy

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Very professional. Good experience.

- Mike K

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Excellent service and wonderful staff.

- Gavin H

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