Dental Implants Specialist

Anniece Ward, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Dental Den of Allen

Anniece Ward, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Allen, TX

Dentures are not your only treatment option when it comes to replacing missing teeth. If you are looking for a comfortable permanent solution to restore your missing teeth, Anniece Ward, DDS, places dental implants at The Dental Den of Allen, conveniently located in Allen, Texas. As replacement tooth roots, dental implants seamlessly become a part of your natural teeth. For more information, call The Dental Den of Allen or book an appointment online today.

Dental Implants Q&A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that hold your prosthetic teeth in place. Unlike dental bridges, crowns, or standalone dentures, dental implants are secured directly into your jawbone, ultimately making them a natural part of your smile.

Why would I need dental implants?

Millions of Americans suffer from tooth loss due to decay, injury, gum disease, and more. Until now, their tooth replacement options have been dental bridges — a temporary solution — and dentures, which often slip around in your mouth without proper support. There are many great benefits of dental implants, including:

Improved speech

Ill-fitting dentures can make it difficult to speak without slurring your words or mumbling. Dental implants securely hold your prosthetic teeth into place, making it easier to speak naturally and with ease.

More attractive appearance

Since dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone and surrounding tissues, your dentures or dental crowns will look and feel identical to your natural teeth.

Better oral health

Tooth replacement alternatives, like dental bridges, require Dr. Ward to reduce your surrounding teeth to make room for the restoration, while dental implants don’t. This allows Dr. Ward to leave your healthy teeth intact, improving your overall oral health.

Easier chewing

When your dentures have little to no support, they can slip while you eat, making it difficult to enjoy your favorite foods. With the added support of implants, you won’t have to worry about what you order when you go out to eat.

How are dental implants placed?

After deciding on dental implants for your missing teeth, The Dental Den of Allen team will craft an individualized treatment plan that is specially designed to suit your unique needs.

After several detailed scans and X-rays, the team determines whether you have enough jawbone and tissue to support dental implants. If you don’t, they may suggest a bone graft prior to the procedure.

The next step is to remove any severely decayed teeth to prepare for your implants. A small post, typically made out of titanium, is then inserted directly into the socket where your tooth once was. As your jawbone heals over the next six to 12 weeks, the implant will naturally anchor into your jaw.

Only when the dental implant has completely bonded to the bone will The Dental Den of Allen team fit you for your replacement teeth. Whether you opt for dental crowns or dentures, Dr. Ward will take scans and impressions of your teeth to create your perfect restorations.

Dental implants can completely transform your smile and improve your self-esteem. To find out if implants are the right option for you, call The Dental Den of Allen or book an appointment online today.