¿Acaso su sonrisa refleja su verdadero ser? Cuando a uno le faltan dientes, es difícil sentirse uno mismo. Quizás evite sonreír abiertamente y comer o beber le resulte difícil. Es posible que su rostro haya perdido ese aspecto joven y pleno. Vivir con la falta de tan sólo un diente tiene de por sí un gran impacto en su autoestima y su salud, pero, ¿y qué se dice de la falta de varios dientes?

Durante muchos años, los implantes dentales han sido reconocidos como el estándar más alto para reemplazar los dientes perdidos. Colocados por un dentista de implantes y por lo general hechos de titanio de grado quirúrgico, los implantes son compatibles con el cuerpo humano y se  integran fácilmente al hueso de la mandíbula. Como reemplazo de la raíz de un diente, un implante promedio por lo general puede soportar una corona sencilla. La restauración resultante se asemeja a un diente natural tanto en función como apariencia, y la presencia del implante realmente protege la mandíbula que lo rodea. Aunque suelen ser la mejor solución para reemplazar los dientes perdidos, hay algunos pacientes que no son necesariamente candidatos para el procedimiento tradicional.

Afortunadamente, estos pacientes pueden ahora ser considerados para el procedimiento de implante de sonrisa segura (All-on-Four):

• Pacientes totalmente desdentados (a los que les faltan todos los dientes en la parte superior o inferior)
• Pacientes con poco o nada de hueso mandibular
• Pacientes a los que no les interesa el procedimiento de injerto de hueso-
• Pacientes que están insatisfechos con las dentaduras y puentes parciales removibles.

Para los pacientes que están completamente desdentados (sin dientes en la parte superior o inferior), el concepto All-on-4 proporciona un conjunto fijo de dientes que parecen y funcionan como dientes naturales. El procedimiento se completa generalmente en un día sin necesidad de injerto óseo. Con solamente cuatro implantes, puede disfrutar de un juego completo y seguro de dientes superiores o inferiores que no se quitan y ponen.

No permita que las dentaduras postizas o puentes parciales le impidan gozar de la vida activa y plena que usted se merece. Si las opciones dentales de antaño ya no le satisfacen, entonces considere la opción que le devuelva la sonrisa hoy. Hable con la Dra. Sharon Ornstein sobre sonrisa segura (All-on-4) en Frisco.

oral surgeon FriscoThe loss of even a single tooth can have a detrimental effect on your mouth. Spaces in the mouth leave room for other teeth to move, often leading to shifts in your bite. If teeth are not replaced, these shifts can continue, causing more and more serious problems. Because of this domino effect, it is important to have missing teeth replaced as soon as possible.

The Wide-Ranging Effects of Missing Teeth

The relationship between your upper and lower teeth is called your “bite.” The bite affects not only the relationship between the teeth, but also the relationship between the upper and lower jaws. If your bite is severely misaligned, the results can be destructive, long-lasting and uncomfortable.

Any shifts or changes in the bite can lead to excess wear and tear, teeth grinding, breakage of the teeth, or difficulty biting and chewing. Another long-term result of missing teeth can be temporomandibular joint disorder, or TMD. This condition is difficult to diagnose and can cause headaches, ear and jaw discomfort, and even uncomfortable strain in the upper back.

Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants

One of the best ways to replace missing teeth is with dental implants. Even a single tooth can be replaced with an implant without requiring modification to the adjacent teeth. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone, providing replacement tooth roots as well as prosthetic chewing and biting surfaces.

The most common procedure for placing dental implants is for an oral surgeon to place the root portion of the tooth, then, after a healing period, the visible portion of the implant is placed. Implants are permanent and remain stationary in the mouth, preventing many of the issues that lead to an uncomfortable fit with traditional dentures. Other advantages to implants include:

  • Implants do not have to be removed for cleaning
  • Implants do not require special adhesives
  • Implants help the jawbone remain healthy
  • Implants do not require alteration as do dentures

To find out more about the importance of replacing missing teeth and how dental implants can keep your smile bright and your jaw healthy, please contact our oral surgeon serving Frisco for a consultation.

A Smart Choice for a Beautiful Smile

All-on-4 Implants have become the preferred solution for people just like you who want permanent, same-day replacement teeth that look natural, feel comfortable, and provide all of the benefits of a complete, healthy smile.

The cost of dental implants represents a wise investment in your smile that will provide a wealth of long-term benefits, including:

• A permanent, natural-looking alternative to traditional replacement teeth

• Support for facial skin and muscles, which can make you look younger

• The potential to last a lifetime with proper care

• Retention of jawbone mass

• Optimal bite alignment, which prevents problems with jaw joints and muscles

• A strong, healthy smile

• Improved self-esteem

• Food tastes good again

• No diet restrictions – eat what you want

• Teeth don’t need to be removed for cleaning

• No need for denture adhesive

• You’ll never be without teeth again

Many dental insurance companies now cover the cost of dental implants. Third-party financing is available through CareCredit, Springstone Financial, and Chase Health Advance to make the price of e Implants fit your budget. Visit their websites for details and to complete an application online. Our staff would also be happy to help you fill out an online application when you visit our office.

You deserve a beautiful, sure smile. Dr. Ornstein and the team at Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery will partner with you to make it happen!

At Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery, you’ll experience extraordinary service and world-class care for a sure smile. Call toll free 888-743-8711 to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Ornstein. One of our schedulers will promptly respond.

We have two convenient locations to serve you: Frisco and Dallas, TX.

A dental implant is used to replace missing teeth. Implants are integrated with the jawbone because they provide a prosthetic tooth root as well as a replacement for the visible surfaces of the tooth. As permanent replacements, implants do not have to be removed for cleaning, and they will help maintain the long-term health of the bones in your jaw.

Many people prefer dental implants to dentures because of their permanence and because they help stimulate growth in the jawbone. After wearing dentures for many years, people often experience such significant bone loss in the jaw that the shape of their face changes. This often requires dentures to be retooled or completely remade to accommodate the changes.

With dental implants, the shape and contours of the jawbones and the face will be maintained. As you chew, the root portion of the implant stimulates growth in the jawbone preventing the break down of bone tissue.

Also, having the root implanted directly into the jawbone means that dental implants do not move in the mouth the way dentures do. They are more comfortable in that they feel just like your natural teeth, and there is no adjustment period to get used to the extra bulk in the mouth as there is with dentures. Dental implants provide you with a natural-looking smile. Your brushing and cleaning regimen is similar to that used with your natural teeth, and there is no need for denture cleaners or adhesives.

To find out more about dental implants in Frisco and Dallas, Texas, please contact our office (888 743-8711) to schedule a consultation. We can help determine if you are a good candidate for implants and show you what implants can do for you and your smile.

Does your smile reflect the real you? When you have missing teeth, it’s hard to feel like yourself. You may avoid smiling freely, and eating or drinking can become difficult. Your face may have lost its youthful and full appearance. Living without even a single tooth has a major impact on your self-confidence and your health, but what about multiple missing teeth?

For many years, dental implants have been recognized as the highest standard for replacing missing teeth. Placed by an implant dentist, and typically made of surgical-grade Titanium, implants are compatible with the human body and readily integrated into the jawbone. As a replacement tooth root, an average implant can generally support a single crown. The resulting restoration closely resembles a natural tooth in both function and appearance, and the presence of the implant actually preserves the surrounding jawbone.

Although implants are often the best solution for replacing missing teeth, there are some patients who are not necessarily candidates for the traditional procedure.

Fortunately, these patients can now be considered candidates for the Sure Smile Implants (All on Four) procedure:

* Completely edentulous patients (missing all teeth on the top and/or bottom)*• * •

* Patients with little or no jaw bone

* Patients who are uninterested in bone-graft procedure

* Patients who are unsatisfied with removable dentures and partials

For patients who are completely edentulous (no teeth on the top and/or bottom), the All-on-4 concept provides a fixed set of teeth that look and function like the natural teeth. The procedure is generally completed in one day without the need for bone grafting. With only four implants, you can enjoy a full, secure set of upper or lower teeth that don’t come in and out.

Don’t let loose dentures or unsteady partials prevent you from enjoying the active and full life that you deserve. If yesterday’s dental options no longer satisfy you, then consider the option that brings your smile back today. Contact us today (888 743-8711) and ask to learn more about All-on-4 implants in Frisco.

In planning our Frisco, Texas facility we decided upon the most advanced panoramic imaging system we could find and selected Instrumentarium’s Dental’s Orthopantomograph OP200 with volumetric tomography (VT).  The system is the most advanced and comprehensive cross-sectional imaging system currently available and provides highly precise information perfectly suited for three-dimensional implant planning.  VT provides a continuously viewable stack of 256 cross-sectional slices. Each slice has a minimum thickness of 0.23 mm.  The VT system has a slice navigator that shows the exact position of the cross-sectional slice in real time.

Instrumentarium Dental’s image reconstruction method, using the standard panoramic sensor and narrow X-ray beam, has been proven to give better image quality than other known reconstruction methods.  Cliniview software enables highly accurate measurement for implant planning, and includes implant libraries from various implant manufacturers to facilitate selection of the correct implant for treatment. 

Also important to the process is the valuable input of our referring dentists.   Teamwork between the surgeon and the referring dentist is an essential ingredient in a successful outcome.  It ensures that the implant planning process is restorative driven.  We can set the patient up ideally for restorative work that will follow the procedure done in our office, which is a great benefit to the final outcome. 

A special scanner also allows us to design custom abutments and offer more advance procedures than most  offices, including teeth in a day.  We work closely with prosthodontists, as well, to offer a broad range of treatment options.

If you are tired of missing teeth or loose-fitting dentures, dental implants can change the way you live.  They are the best treatment option for one or more missing teeth.  Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence again.

You can regain the ability to eat virtually anything, you can improve your sense of taste, and you can look younger again.

Dental implants can be your doorway to renewed self-confidence and peace of mind.

What are Dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth which look and perform just like real teeth.

Why would you select Dental Implants over other types of restoration?

The cost of dental implants is an investment in your smile that provides innumerable returns: dental implants look and perform like natural teeth.  In fact, they are indistinguishable from real teeth. They are more stable, more comfortable, and more functional than dentures and bridges. They allow you to speak and laugh naturally. And they allow you to preserve healthy teeth.

You can end the inconvenience of  removing your denture or a “partial” at night, not to mention the embarrassment of slipping dentures.

The price of dental implants includes your initial exam, pre-treatment procedures, implant surgery, replacement teeth, and follow-up visits. Some insurance companies now cover dental implant costs.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of Dental Implants and how they might be right for you, visit us at www.renaissanceofs.com (Renaissance Oral & Facial Surgery). You can also call us at 972 243-5035.  You can make an appointment on-line or when you talk to us on the phone.  We have offices in Frisco and Dallas, TX.