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Dental Implants

Missing teeth have a negative impact on your smile and your oral health, but traditional dentures or bridges can come loose.

Fortunately, dental implants replace tooth roots and fuse with the jawbone to provide secure, long-lasting support to dental restorations.

At Fuqua Advanced Dental in Southlake, TX, our prosthodontist is an expert in implant dentistry. Why are implants such a great choice?

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Longevity and Durability

When patients take care of their teeth and follow the recommendations of their dentist, dental implants have the potential to last for 40 years or longer. While the restoration attached to the implant may eventually require replacement, the implant itself can withstand normal wear and tear for a lifetime.

Natural Appearance and Use

When high-quality restorations, like the ones produced at our state-of-the-art, in-house dental lab, are attached to dental implants, they can perfectly replicate the appearance of natural teeth. Additionally, patients with dental implants are able to chew and speak without worrying about dentures coming loose.

Jawbone Retention

When a tooth is lost, the jawbone can begin to atrophy at the location of the missing tooth roots. This leads to a variety of dental problems, including misalignment of the teeth, greater likelihood of infection, and an aged, sunken appearance. Unlike traditional dentures, dental implants provide stimulation to the jawbone to keep it strong and healthy.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium rods that serve as prosthetic tooth roots and provide support to dental crowns, bridges, or dentures. The advanced titanium in the implants is biocompatible, so it is able to naturally fuse with the jaw and function just like a biological root. For qualifying patients, dental implants are certainly the best option available in modern dentistry for restoring missing teeth.

See How Dental Implants Can Transform Your Smile

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An implant-supported crown that replaces the missing tooth
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Gigi Westerman

2019

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What a great team! The best dental care you will ever receive from the most wonderful people you will ever meet.

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Don Ritter

2019

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Dr. Fuqua was referred to me by 2 separate dentists . His care was excellent and very through . He was able to solve a problem I had for some time .

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Choose a Prosthodontist for Dental Implant Treatment

If you are thinking that a dental implant is the right option for replacing your missing tooth or teeth, you would be wise to trust your care to a prosthodontist. Prosthodontists are highly trained dentists who specialize in treating and restoring missing teeth with dental implants.

At Fuqua Advanced Dental, prosthodontist Steven Fuqua and his team change lives daily through dental implant treatment. If you are ready to start the process of restoring your smile and bite permanently and securely through dental implants, schedule a consultation with our team today.

You can schedule a consultation at our Southlake office, serving Colleyville, Keller, and nearby areas, by filling out our online form or calling

(817) 410-8765

Dr. Steven Fuqua
Steven Fuqua, DDS, MS

A Modern Facility Equipped with Advanced Technology

Our office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology to provide the most effective and advanced treatment.

  • Intraoral cameras
  • Chairside monitors
  • Digital X-rays
  • Panorex
  • CAESY Patient Education
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Dental CT Scanner
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How Are Dental Implants Placed? A Treatment Timeline

Restoring a missing tooth with a dental implant is a multi-step process. Patients undergoing the placement of dental implants can expect to make several visits to our Southlake dental office over the course of three to six months. Most patients can expect a treatment timeline similar to this...

Consultation

The first step to receive dental implants is to schedule a consultation with our dentist today. During a consultation at our Southlake office, Dr. Fuqua will examine your bite, your natural teeth, and the location of your missing tooth. If he determines that you are a good candidate for implants, we can schedule your first surgery.

First Surgery

During implant placement, we first make a small incision in the gums at the site of the missing tooth. Through this incision, a pilot hole can be drilled directly into the jawbone. Once this pilot hole has been made, it will be enlarged so that the implant can be screwed into place. Once this step is complete, the gums are stitched closed atop the implant and left to heal. To ensure your comfort, sedation dentistry may be utilized throughout the procedure.

First Healing Period

Once the implant is placed, a process known as osseointegration begins to take place, during which the bone and titanium implant fuse together. In doing so, the implant effectively becomes part of the body, providing unparalleled strength and durability for anchoring your dental prosthetic. Typically, this process takes several months. During this time, some patients may be provided with a temporary crown, bridge, or denture.

Abutment Placement

Once osseointegration is complete, you will return to our Southlake office to have an abutment secured to your dental implant. An abutment will serve as the connector between your implant and your dental crown, bridge, or denture. To place the abutment, our prosthodontist will once again create an incision in the gums to expose the implant. He will then attach the abutment and suture the gums closed in a way that leaves the abutment accessible above the gumline.

Second Healing Period

A second healing period is required for the gums to heal around the abutment. This can take several weeks.

Restoration

Finally, you will return for your last appointment, during which we will restore your dental implant by securing your fully functional, durable, and natural-looking dental prosthetic.

Smile!

You no longer have to worry about your smile being affected by a missing tooth. Thanks to your new implant and high-quality crown, bridge, or denture, you can speak, eat, and laugh with confidence.

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Terri Kennedy

2020

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I do not know where to start, Dr. Steve has helped me through a very long, up and down journey to a healthy, confident smile. All the while with encouragement and kindness. Dr. Tanya and all the staff have been the best! The hygienist, Amanda, really cares about each one of her patients and works diligently to make her patients comfortable! Thanks to Fuqua Dental, my family doesn’t mind so much going to the dentist and our smiles are brighter for it!

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Beth Copeskey

2019

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Dr. Fuqua and staff are absolutely amazing!! We came from Mississippi, and they made us feel like family from day one. Mrs. Robin and Mrs. Peggy are amazing and build relationships with each Patient. Dr. Fuqua is AMAZING!!! He is very thorough in his work, asks questions, and makes sure each person is comfortable, and at ease before a procedure or just a check up. I HIGHLY recommend this office. Mrs. Cherie is the front desk coordinator and she does a great job at answering any questions I or anyone else may have. Love love love this office .

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Fuqua Advanced Dental

The friendly team of compassionate professionals at Fuqua Advanced Dental provides cosmetic, restorative, and general dental procedures for your entire family. Drs. Steven and Tonya Fuqua are members of numerous professional associations including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American College of Dentists
  • American College of Prosthodontists
  • Academy of Osseointegration

To schedule an appointment at our Southlake, TX, dentist office, contact us online or call (817) 410-8765 today.

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