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?
What Are Dental Implants?
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.
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.
Do You Qualify for Implants? Request a Consultation
Even if you have jaw atrophy, Steven Fuqua, DDS, MS, can help you get to a place where you can qualify for dental implants. Dr. Fuqua has the experience and credentials to help you throughout your dental implant journey, from referring you to trustworthy oral surgeons for preparatory procedures to expertly placing dental implants once you qualify for treatment.
Call our Southlake, TX, dental office to request a consultation:
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See How Dental Implants Can Transform Your Smile
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If you need an implant or bridge, this is the place to go. Dr. Fuqua is great, he explains everything before it will happen. When I went in to consult with him on my mouth, he took over an hour to explain everything to me. I never felt he was rushed to see the next patient... He is a perfectionist. The staff is highly trained, and they are very personable. If you have any anxiety about your mouth, they know how to keep you relaxed. I feel very lucky to have found Dr. Fuqua and his staff.View on Google
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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
We Offer Soothing Sedation Dentistry
Commonly referred to as laughing gas, nitrous oxide is administered through a mask to produce sleepy, relaxed feelings. Some patients report these effects as being "dreamlike." While under the effects of nitrous oxide, you will remain aware and conscious.
Oral conscious sedation is typically administered through a pill taken approximately one hour before surgery. Stronger than laughing gas, this option can make you groggy or even fall into a light sleep during your dental implants procedure.
IV sedation, which is delivered straight into the bloodstream, is the strongest option we offer. Reversible and adjustable during treatment, it makes patients fall asleep quickly and have little to no memory of their surgery whatsoever.
How Are Dental Implants Placed? A Treatment Timeline
Implants and Insurance
Unfortunately, despite being a truly life-changing dental solution, implants are not covered by dental insurance. That being said, the restorations they support, like bridges, crowns, and dentures, are typically covered. Our team accepts most insurance plans. Call (817) 410-8765 to discuss pricing for your implants.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Fuqua for 15 years. He is exceptional at his craft in addition to him and his staff being top class. He has gone above and beyond for me and my situation and I couldn't possibly recommend him to anyone more.View on Google
Aren't Dentures Cheaper For Replacing Entire Arches?
Yes, receiving full dentures instead of implant-supported dentures is a more affordable option – in the short term. If you receive just dentures without surgically-embedded implants, your jawbone will start to atrophy and lose density. This can lead to further tooth loss.
Jawbone loss can greatly impair your everyday quality of life by harming your appearance, confidence, and abilities to eat and speak. It can also lead to higher surgical costs later on, as you may require bone grafts on each implant area if you later decide to upgrade your traditional dentures to implant-supported ones. If your tooth loss was recent your jawbone is likely still healthy and won't need bone grafting to support implants. This means getting implants now can save you thousands.
An Incredibly High Success Rate
The American College of Prosthodontists also reports that individuals who maintain good oral hygiene and overall health experience dental implant success rates of approximately 95%.