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Drs. Ronald Horne, Mathew Gordon, Michael Shedlosky, and Nitin Raju have received extensive training in dental implants and are at the forefront of the most current technology in implant dentistry. Furthermore, LoneStar OMS utilizes state of the art 3-D implant treatment planning and rigid surgical guidance for optimum implant placement. We also offer complimentary assessments to our patients considering dental implants.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. People are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy life. Implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.
People who have lost teeth regain the ability to eat and function normally, and can smile with confidence knowing their teeth appear natural.
Implants are small titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. With this process, the bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for replacement teeth.
In addition, implants are helpful in minimizing bone loss which often happens after losing teeth.
The process of getting implants depends on each case but usually requires a number of visits over several months.
X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. While the area is numb, the implant will be surgically placed into the bone and allowed to heal and integrate itself into the bone within 3-4 months in most cases.
After the implant has fully integrated with the bone, you will be referred back to your dentist to have the replacement teeth designed and fitted to the the implant. Because several fittings may be required, this step may take 1-2 months to complete.
As expected, good oral hygiene and eating habits, as well as regular dental check-ups will aid in the lifelong health of the dental implant.