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 Oral & Facial Surgery of Northeast Texas 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 135 Dental Implant reviews.

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This is my third implant and I'll come back for my fourth-fifth-sixth.... the staff both front of the house and medical are first class! Everyone is super!

- Cari B

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Dr. Bunel is great! I have complete confidence in him. His staff is friendly, helpful, and concerned with your comfort. I really appreciated the follow up call from the doctor following surgery.

- Marsha F

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Very efficient and it works great!

- Mary P

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A truly first class facility and Dr. Bunel did remarkable work in a single visit each time.

- Charles (Dan) P

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I highly recommend Dr. Kirby Bunel if you need dental surgery. He and his staff are amazing! If you need dental surgery or implants, this is the place to go. The entire team is caring and very professional

- Marilyn F

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Excellent service and staff

- Tyler O

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Always, always GREAT!!

- Sheree G

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Very nice people.

- Richard M

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I have had several implants and have always been pleased with the results.

- Teresa M

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Dr. Bunel and staff are professional, friendly, and competent at their job. I could not be more pleased with the result and will recommend him highly to anyone.

- Elizabeth D

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I hate that I'm moving out of state and won't be close enough to use this place again whenever the need may arise.

- Ray S

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Thank you Dr. Bunel for your excellent care for the current implants, but also for the two previous implant procedure.

- Helen B

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Dental visits are never fun, but Dr. Bunel and his staff take excellent care of you through all the procedures. I had 4 implants and would definitely recommend all these sweet people to my family and friends.

- Lana N

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Always professional treatment.

- Lewis Y

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Very professional. Excellent communication and easy of appointment. Excellent work and results.

- Glen R

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This is my second implant with Dr. Bunel as my doctor. He is kind, professional, and excellent at his job. I had no pain for any of the procedures. Everyone is kind and friendly.

- Ramona G

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Everyone is friendly and helpful. Thanks

- James L

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Everyone has been very friendly, nice, and helpful. I don't think I could have done any better. I sure appreciate everyones help.

- Ken A

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Everyone was very nice. Answered all of my questions. The staff and Dr. Bunel make you feel comfortable immediately.

- Alisa M

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Dr. Bunel is not only friendly but very conforting with treatment. I was nervous and he did a fantastic job making sure I didn't experience any difficulties! The staff is helpful and very courteous.

- Deana M

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