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Coppell Dentist, Dentist in Coppell,

Glynn K. Solomon, DDS, FAGD, Fellow Academy of General Dentistry


Family & Cosmetic Dentistry


Dental Implants

Implant Dentistry

According to the American Dental Association, more than 20 million people in the United States are missing all of their natural teeth, and more than 100 million are missing from 11 to 15 teeth. Last year alone, dental professionals performed more than 500,000 dental implant procedures worldwide.

What are dental implants?
The part of your natural teeth that is visible is called the "crown" of the tooth. Yourtooth root provides the support for you to bite and chew. The root is embedded in your jawbone and this gives the tooth a stable foundation. Dental implants offer a solution to missing teeth that is intended to be permanent. The implant is a substitute,or a replacement tooth root, which provides a stable foundation for a replacement crown.A dental implant is a small titanium screw or cylinder which is surgically placed in either the upper or lower jawbone. Many patients choose dental implants over other procedures because the result is more natural.

Benefits of Implants
Restoring naturally beautiful, confident smiles means more than just restoring teeth; it means restoring and improving your quality of life. With implants, chewing and speech problems caused by misisng teeth may be restored or improved, and a natural appearance may be achieved. Whether you are missing one or all of your teeth, implants may allow you to enjoy your favorite foods and have the confidence you desire for an active professional and
social life.

Implant dentistry is the most advanced therapy available to replace missing teeth. In additionto looking and feeling like real teeth, dental implants may allow you to:
- improve your smile
- eat the foods you enjoy
- restore chewing for easy digestion
- speak with greater ease
- restore your facial structure
- enjoy an active lifestyle
- live with confidence

Treatment Options:

Single Tooth and Multiple Tooth Replacement
Because dental implants replace the tooth root and serve as an anchor, your new tooth/teeth are secured directly on the implant. This treatment allows teeth to be restored naturally, without harming or involving your surrounding teeth. Small metal posts are connected to the implant, allowing the replacement teeth to be secured with dental cement or a small screw.

Implant-Supported Dentures
Dental implants can also be placed to anchor and support partial or full dentures, eliminating the needs for dental adhesives. Enjoy having the confidence to eat the foods you previously avoided. Dentures can be supported with either a bar/clip or ball/socket attachement to allow their removal for regular cleaning.

Traditional Procedures
Phase I involves replacing the tooth roots. A gentle surgical procedure is used to place the implants, which remain undisturbed for three to six months so that the bone can remodel around the implants and form a strong bond with them. Once the bone remodeling is complete, a small extension called an "abutment" is connected to each implant. This phase is not performed by Dr. Solomon, but rather by a referred oral surgeonor periodontist. Dr. Solomon works very closely with the implant surgeonto be assured that the final crown, bridge, or denture that he will fabricate can be done so with the proper function and aesthetics.

Phase II is the fabrication of the new replacement teeth, which will be custom made with both functional and cosmetic needs in mind, and firmly attached to the abutments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will my new teeth look natural?
They will be as close to your natural teeth as possible. They will look, feel, and function like your own teeth.

How successful is this procedure?
This method of tooth replacement was developed in the 1950's and has through carefully
monitored studies been proven to be over 95% successful.

Is the procedure painful?
No. Patients have indicated minimal discomfort after the implant procedure. Most patients find that the discomfort is much less than what they had anticipated.

Will my insurance pay for implants?
The extent of insurance coverage will depend on your individual plan and the implant benefits included. Very few dental insurance plans cover the implant placement; however they often partially cover the fabrication of the replacement teeth.

Now that you have a better understanding of dental implants and how they can improve your life, take the next step. Schedule an appointment with us to learn if dental implants are right for you!

We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in Coppell, . Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist Glynn K. Solomon and staff at our beautiful office.