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ImageCare Dental Group

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. They offer unmatched strength, durability, and aesthetics for patients with missing teeth.

Want to know what makes dental implants so great? 

Dental Implants Offer Several Benefits Including Long-Lasting, Natural-Looking Restoration

Impressive Durability 

Dental implants are built to last a lifetime and are incredibly durable. The American Academy of Implant Dentistry has reported that implants have a 98 percent success rate.

Natural Look & Feel

By replacing a missing tooth, dental implants can help you feel more confident when you speak, smile, or eat. Unlike traditional bridges, they also help maintain a healthy jawbone. 

Strong Support 

Dental implants are a great choice for patients who need dentures because they keep your restoration in place when you eat and talk. With dental implants, there is no clicking or slipping.

Let's take a closer look at how dental implants work...

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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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Consultation 

One of our 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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Surgery

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. 

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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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Abutment Appointment

When your jaw has healed, you will come back to our office to receive your abutments. Abutments are small connectors that are attached to your dental implants. We will also take impressions to design your restoration.

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Short Recovery

Because abutment placement takes place during a second minor surgery, you will need a few days for your gums to heal and recover. During this time, we will begin working on your custom crown, bridge, or denture.

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Receive Final Restoration 

You will come back to our office to receive your new crown, bridge, or denture. After any necessary adjustments, we will attach it to your implants and 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. 
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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

Drs. Salvator La Mastra, AnnaLynn Imperial Pappas, and Steven P. Thompson
Drs. Salvator La Mastra, AnnaLynn Imperial Pappas, and Steven P. Thompson

Imagecare Dental is the choice destination for dental implants in Plano, TX, 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.

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.
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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. 

Meet Our Team

A Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Dr. Thompson is passionate about implant dentistry and smile design. 

Dr. Imperial Pappas is also a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and is certified to provide many types of sedation.

Dr. La Mastra has completed several externships in cosmetic dentistry and oral surgery to help patients achieve their ideal smile. 

Unique Technology
from Placement to Restoration

Our 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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Plano, TX 75024

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