Dental implants are ideal for replacing a missing or damaged tooth. They offer patients a natural-looking and fully functional solution. Patients who receive dental implants can eat the foods they love and smile with confidence. You can learn more about dental implants by watching the patient videos below. These stories will help you understand what to expect when you come in for your placement procedure.
Thankfully, many patients can become successful candidates to receive a dental implant – even those who may not have been candidates for other tooth replacement options. When you come to Stephenville Oral Surgery, Dr. McPhillips will complete an oral evaluation, review your medical history and diagnostic scans, and listen to your oral health goals. She will then formulate a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
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A dental implant is composed of three parts: the implant body, the abutment, and the crown. The implant body is the part that is surgically placed into the jaw bone. It is made of medical-grade titanium, which can fuse with the jaw bone over a period of time during a process called osseointegration. After the implant has fused with the jaw bone, the other parts of the implant can be placed on a foundation that is sturdy and secure. The crown is placed on top of the implant, along with the connecting abutment. Once the crown is placed, your new dental implant is complete – get ready to smile and chew normally again!
Stephenville Oral Surgery offers a wide range of oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, including the placement of dental implants. Whether you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth, Dr. McPhillips will customize a treatment plan to improve your oral health and help you feel good about your smile again. Along with our skilled and compassionate care team, Dr. McPhillips will make every effort to ensure you feel safe and at ease throughout every step of your treatment.
Our patients are smiling after receiving their dental implants! Hear them share their experiences.
Dental implants are the tooth replacement option of choice for many patients – and for good reason! Dental implants offer a natural look, feel, and function, improve oral health, and so much more.
If you are interested in dental implants or just want to learn more about the tooth replacement options that are available to you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. McPhillips at Stephenville Oral Surgery.
Stephenville Oral Surgery makes every effort to ensure patients have the best possible experience while receiving care at our practice. Dr. McPhillips is an excellent oral surgeon who utilizes advanced diagnostic and surgical tools at her practice in Stephenville, TX, to create customized treatment plans for every patient. The cost of your dental implant treatment will be determined by the number of dental implants to be placed, your insurance plan, and if any additional procedures, such as bone grafting, are needed.
At Stephenville Oral Surgery, we provide several payment options to make the cost of your oral surgery treatment affordable. You can learn more about your payment options by visiting our Financial & Insurance Options page.
Since every oral surgery treatment plan is different, the best way to determine your cost of treatment is by scheduling an appointment with Dr. McPhillips. After your consultation, we can provide the most accurate estimate.
Dental implants are permanent, durable, and natural-looking, which makes them a popular choice among patients considering their tooth replacement options. When you come to our practice in Stephenville, TX, Dr. McPhillips will complete a comprehensive oral examination, review your medical history, and evaluate your diagnostic scans to create the best treatment plan for you.
Dental implants offer several benefits that patients find desirable, such as
If you are considering dental implants as your tooth replacement option of choice, we encourage you to contact Stephenville Oral Surgery to schedule an appointment with Dr. McPhillips.
Traditional dentures rest on the bony ridge in the mouth and can slip or cause sores if not professionally fitted. Many patients who wear dentures feel embarrassed when they have to take out their teeth to eat. If you wear dentures and would like a more convenient alternative, dental implants can help.
Full-arch restoration is a procedure in which we place multiple implant posts and attach a fixed denture. This new arch of teeth remains in the mouth at all times and is designed to fit comfortably. Because dental implants provide a secure foundation, you regain complete oral function and can enjoy eating and speaking with confidence. Implants also prevent jaw bone loss, which traditional dentures do not. Contact our office to learn more about your options for denture replacement in Stephenville, TX.
Dental implants are a permanent way to restore a smile in patients who are missing one or more teeth. The three parts of a dental implant include the implant body, crown, and the connecting abutment. The dental implant body is surgically placed into the jaw bone and, once it has securely fused with the jaw bone, the crown and connecting abutment are attached. The results are natural-looking, secure, and designed to be permanent.
Many patients who have experienced tooth loss enjoy the benefits of dental implants. Dr. McPhillips, at Stephenville Oral Surgery, specializes in dental implant-based restorations and can discuss all of your options for tooth replacement.
Most oral surgeons recommend that a patient receiving a dental implant finish growing – around the age of 18 for girls and 20 for boys. You can learn about the tooth replacement options that are available for your child by scheduling a consultation appointment with Dr. McPhillips. She will complete an oral examination and evaluate the appropriate next steps for treatment based on their age, health, development, and other considerations.
For most patients, the dental implant process ranges somewhere between several months to a year. A patient’s individual lifestyle, needs, current health, treatment plan, and more all factor into the overall treatment time from start to finish.
The best way to find out the most accurate estimate of your dental implant treatment time is by scheduling an appointment for a consultation with Dr. McPhillips.
For most, in general, dental implant surgery usually requires a joint effort between a specialist such as an oral surgeon and a general dentist. The oral surgeon surgically places the implant body into the jaw bone, which will fuse with the jaw bone over time. Once the dental implant has healed, the dentist will place the crown.
To learn more about why oral surgeons are the most qualified specialists for oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures, such as dental implant placement, go to the Why choose an oral surgeon? section on our About Oral Surgery page.
Bone loss can occur for several reasons, but a common reason is tooth loss that has not been adequately treated over a long period of time. The good news is that bone grafting procedures can restore or add bone to help many more patients become successful dental implant candidates. You can learn more about bone grafting, including the bone grafting procedures we offer at our Stephenville, TX, practice, by visiting our Bone Grafting page.
Dental implants require special care while they heal over the next several weeks. Once your oral surgeon has determined that the implants have successfully integrated with the jaw bone, caring for them is just like natural teeth: brush, floss, and see your dentist for routine hygiene appointments.
After the surgical placement of dental implants, most patients need to rest for a few days before resuming their usual schedule and activities. Like any oral surgery procedure, some discomfort is to be expected. Your options for pain management will be discussed with your oral surgeon and may include over-the-counter or prescription medications. To ensure a smooth recovery and minimize your risk for post-operative complications, please follow the pre- and post-operative instructions that Dr. McPhillips will provide you.
Stephenville Oral Surgery is dedicated ensuring your health, comfort, and safety throughout treatment. If you have any questions about dental implants, your treatment, or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact our practice in Stephenville, TX, today.