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Dental Implants

Dental implants replace permanent teeth lost to trauma or decay. At All Smiles Dentistry, cosmetic and implant dentist Catherine Mentesana, DDS, and the team boast years of experience placing and restoring dental implants. Dr. Mentesana even completed a fellowship with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. To make an appointment at the practice in Allen, Texas, call the office today or book online.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants replace your natural teeth. They’re small posts made of titanium that your All Smiles Dentistry provider inserts into your jaw during an outpatient procedure. Over time, the posts integrate with your natural bone structure, providing a supportive foundation for dental restorations like crowns, bridges, or fixed dentures.

Dental implants are almost as strong as your permanent teeth. If you brush them twice daily and visit All Smiles Dentistry once every six months, they can last a lifetime.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants provide many benefits, including:

  • Improved speech
  • Easier biting and chewing
  • Confidence
  • Convenience
  • Durability

Implants even reduce the risk of more serious oral health issues. By replacing missing teeth, you can prevent gum recession, bone loss, and other issues.

What does getting dental implants involve?

At All Smiles Dentistry, getting dental implants takes three appointments.

First visit

Before conducting an implant procedure, your All Smiles Dentistry provider conducts an oral exam and takes X-rays to assess the health of your jaw and gums.

If you have enough bone to support the implants and there’s no sign of gum disease, your provider administers a local anesthetic and places a series of posts into your jaw. Following the implant placement procedure, your provider sends you home with care instructions.

Second visit

Several months later, when the implants finish integrating with your jaw, you return to All Smiles Dentistry. Your provider takes digital scans of your mouth and sends them to a dental laboratory. Technicians at the lab use your scans to design and manufacture a custom restoration. 

Third visit

When the laboratory completes your restoration, you return to All Smiles Dentistry for the final time. Your provider connects an abutment to each implant and secures the restoration on top. Afterward, they polish your teeth and provide instructions.

Do I need to clean my dental implants?

Yes. You need to regularly clean your implants to prevent the buildup of plaque, tartar, food particles, and bacteria. The team at All Smiles Dentistry recommends:

  • Brushing twice daily
  • Visiting All Smiles Dentistry every six months
  • Avoiding bad habits like nail-biting or opening packaging with your teeth
  • Wearing a mouthguard to protect your implants from damage

If you follow these tips, your implants can last for decades.

To see if you’re a candidate for dental implants, make an appointment at All Smiles Dentistry by calling the office today or scheduling online.

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All Smiles Dentistry | Catherine Mentesana,
✆ Phone (appointments): 972-525-8180
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 972-747-1996
Address: 604 West Bethany Drive, Suite 210, Allen, TX 75013