Dental Implants Plano TX – Plano Dental Implant Surgery

For over two decades, Texas Oral Surgery Group has been providing high quality dental implants to residents of Plano and the surrounding communities.  With offices in Plano, Denton, Decatur, and Gainesville, patients in need of implant care can visit the location that is most convenient for them. We specialize in both the surgical placement and restoration of implants.  With extensive training, both Dr. Larry Stewart and Dr. Wayne Michael provide the proper, safe delivery of dental implants. Both Dr. Stewart and Dr. Michael use continuing education to utilize the most cutting edge techniques and ensure patients receive the highest quality of implant treatment.   

Permanent Tooth Replacement in Plano

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the closest thing in dentistry to your natural teeth..A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to a dental implant, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the part of the tooth above the gum line, used to chew food), and both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The implant root is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. 

If you lose a tooth, it can be replaced with a dental implant. Often, the tooth can be extracted and the implant placed the same day. The implant is allowed to heal for several months. During this time, bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for your new implant tooth.  A support post (abutment) is placed on the implant, as a base for the new replacement tooth (crown). In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth. Dr. Stewart and Dr. Michael work closely with your dentist to help you achieve the best outcome possible. With their surgical expertise, beautiful and functional smiles are made every day!

If you are one of the many people living with missing teeth, call us today to schedule your dental implants consultation! 

A smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Stewart and Dr. Michael are able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Drs. Stewart and Michael perform the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process. Close coordination with your restorative dentist will help to achieve the best outcome in this team approach to implant dentistry.