Dental Implants Specialist

Tru Plano Dental

Miri Kim, DMD

General Dentistry located in Plano, TX

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Tru Plano Dental dentists can determine whether you are a candidate for dental implants. Visit Tru Plano Dental in Plano, Texas. The experienced team can replace missing or unsalvageable teeth to help restore confidence, comfort and function. Call for a consultation or schedule your appointment online to learn more.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a titanium post that's surgically anchored to your jawbone, beneath the gum line. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post is in place and your mouth fully heals, a process that typically takes a few weeks, Dr. Kim mounts the new replacement tooth (crown) on the post permanently. Since the dental implants fuse directly to your jawbone, they're strong and stable. They won't shift around uncomfortably in your mouth like some dentures.

These metal posts also work to help dentures, crowns, and bridges stay securely attached to your jaw.

Why are dental implants so popular?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to functioning, feeling, and looking like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Last longer than other restorative procedures
  • Offer a cost-effective solution to replacing a missing tooth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Protect your healthy jawbone
  • Help maintain the integrity of surrounding natural teeth
  • Allow you to speak comfortably and naturally
  • Don't fall out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Deliver reliable, state-of-the-art results for tooth replacement

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you could be a great dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are an excellent solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you are ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men who desire a more durable, long-term answer to dental work problems may be suitable candidates for implants. Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Meet with Dr. Kim to ask questions and learn more about your options.

Schedule your consultation online or call Tru Plano Dental today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.