Your Destination for Dental Implants

Why Choose Our Practice

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Whether you have one or several missing teeth, you may find it difficult to eat, speak, and smile with confidence

Dental implants are considered the most advanced method of tooth replacement by our team at Imagecare Dental in Plano, TX. They offer unmatched strength, durability, and aesthetics for patients with missing teeth.

Want to know what makes dental implants so great? 

Let's take a closer look at how dental implants are placed at our Plano office...

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I'm embarrassed I even need treatment for tooth loss...

But do I even qualify for dental implants?

The Doctor Will Evaluate Your:

Bone Density

Dental implants require a sufficient amount of dense, healthy bone in the jaw. Patients who have suffered bone atrophy might require bone grafting, or they may be better candidates for alternative techniques like All-on-4® implants.

Tobacco Use

Smoking is directly linked to poor outcomes in dental implant patients. Most doctors will require you to quit using any type of tobacco several months before you can be approved for surgery.

Gum Health

Healthy gums are also integral to a strong foundation for your implants. If you suffer from gum disease, our doctors can first provide periodontal treatment to improve your eligibility for the procedure.

General Health

Certain conditions, such as poorly controlled diabetes, can increase your risk of complications. It is extremely important to disclose all health concerns and medications to your dentist at our Plano office.

But Aren't Dental Implants Expensive? 

The total cost of dental implant treatment varies from patient to patient. At Imagecare Dental, we are transparent and upfront about our pricing. For most patients, the cost to replace a single tooth starts at $102 per month and includes your implant, abutment, and crown. We also accept dental insurance and offer various financing options. 

Dental implants are typically more expensive than the traditional method of tooth replacement, a dental bridge, and are not always covered by insurance. However, implants offer various benefits that bridges do not, making them a great investment in your long-term oral health. 

What can you expect during treatment? 

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One of our Plano doctors will complete a dental exam, review your medical history, and assess your oral health to make sure you are a good candidate for implants. We will then create a personalized treatment plan based on your goals and budget. 

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One of our doctors will create one or more small incisions in the gums, place the dental implants, and carefully close the surgical sites. A temporary restoration may be placed. For your comfort, we offer various methods of sedation. We will also review how to successfully manage pain after implant surgery.

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Healing Period

During the next four to six months, your dental implants will fuse with your jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. To ensure a healthy recovery, you should refrain from using tobacco and practice good oral hygiene. 

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Impression Appointment

When your implant has integrated, we will take impressions for your abutment and crown. Abutments are the connector piece between the implant and crown.

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Delivery of Abutment and Crown

You will come back to our Plano office to receive your abutment and permanent crown. After any necessary adjustments, you can begin enjoying a fully functional, natural-looking smile. 

What to Expect during Surgery

Implants are surgically placed in your jawbone. Months later, your final restoration is attached and you can enjoy improved dental function, comfort, and confidence. 

Life Before and After Dental Implants

Before dental implant
Before This patient had a missing tooth that affected the beauty and function of their smile. 
After dental implant
After A dental implant and custom restoration helped restore balance and symmetry. 

Maintaining Your Results

Before you leave our Plano office, our team will provide detailed information on how to care for your new restoration. Most fixed implant-supported prostheses can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth

With proper at-home care and regular checkups, implants can last a lifetime.

We can ensure the integrity of your crown, bridge, or denture during regular check-ups and cleanings. Be sure to mention if anything feels loose, or if you notice any damage in between these appointments.

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We will educate you regarding proper care for your restored smile.

Why Choose Our Team 

Why is it that implants have become the comfortable and secure choice for tooth replacement?  The answer is simply biology.  Because dental implants are made of medical grade titanium with a special surface treatment, your bone cells grow into and fuse to the dental implant.  This fusion (Osseointegration) gives your implant team the ability to provide you with teeth that don’t slip, slide or fall out at inappropriate times.  It makes no difference if you are replacing one, multiple teeth or all of your teeth, dental implants give you a natural long lasting solution to replacing those missing or failing teeth.

Imagecare is your Plano area implant experts.  We plan, place, restore and maintain your implant(s) all under one roof. For patients who need an extra boost to improve their candidacy, we also provide sinus lifts at our office. We are your complete dental implant solution.  You will not need to be shuffled around to different offices to restore your smile back to beauty and function.

Our Experience with Dental Implants

Imagecare Dental is the choice destination for dental implants in Plano and the surrounding communities. As a private practice, we provide one-on-one, customized treatment, from planning and preparatory procedures, such as bone grafting, to your permanent restoration. Whether the case is a simple single tooth replacement or a complex full mouth restoration such as All-on-4, our team can perform every stage of treatment in one location to save you time, stress, and money.

We also use the latest technology, including fully guided implant placement, numerous implant options, and sedation for patients with dental anxiety.

Drs. Salvator La Mastra, AnnaLynn Imperial Pappas, and Steven P. Thompson
Drs. Salvator La Mastra, AnnaLynn Imperial Pappas, and Steven P. Thompson
Wonderful experience! I was so worried at the beginning of the process of getting my implant but Dr. Imperial and her staff were so helpful in explaining the procedures and took fantastic care of me each time. Phillis J.

What is a Dental Implant?

Understanding how implants work and what benefits they can offer is a key step in determining whether they are right for your needs. 

Unique Technology
from Placement to Restoration

Our Plano doctors incorporate state-of-the-art technology from start to finish. We plan and place implants with a digital planning software that determines the ideal location for your implants using your computed tomography (CT) images. While not always necessary, we believe that digitally guided placement ensures:

  • More accurate placement
  • A higher success rate of integration
  • Faster surgical and recovery time
  • Better aesthetic outcomes

For some patients, we can also provide Teeth in a Day so you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants quicker than ever before. If you are unsure whether a certain treatment is right for you, we can create a smile design so you can preview your results.

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At Imagecare Dental Group, we are uniquely equipped to handle all your dental needs in one location. Our doctors are affiliated with several leading organizations:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists

For more information, schedule a consultation online or call (972) 618-5000.

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