Until recently, the options to replace missing teeth were limited to dental bridges and dentures. Both are still excellent solutions and still widely used by dentists everywhere.
But at Garland Grove Dentistry, we also offer dental implants—a leading-edge tooth replacement that looks, functions, and feels the most like a real tooth.
Trust an Experienced Dentist
Many dentists offer dental implants today, but they don't all have the qualifications to place and restore dental implants. Dr. Woo Sung Jung is an experienced dental implants dentist in Garland, TX who offers all phases of implant dentistry from placement to restoration. You have the comfort of knowing that a familiar dental team will be there to support you throughout the process. We’ll expertly place your dental implant in your jaw, then restore it to full function and appearance after it heals.
The Secret behind Dental Implants
Dental implants are unlike any other tooth replacement. They use the support of a tiny titanium post that Dr. Jung surgically positions in your jaw.
Instead of a bridge that’s supported by healthy adjacent teeth, a dental implant uses the bone in your jaw for support. We can replace a single missing tooth and restore it with a dental crown. Or, we can replace multiple missing teeth by adding a dental bridge or full or partial dentures.
Once the implant heals and fuses with bone and tissue in your jaw, it acts just as your natural tooth root did. The implant provides support for a dental crown, bridge, or denture that we add to restore function and appearance.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
First, Dr. Jung evaluates your general oral health and uses 3-D digital imaging to determine if you’re a good dental implant candidate. There must be enough dense bone available in the area to provide a strong foundation that supports the implant post.
If you have been told you don’t have enough bone, Dr. Jung can recommend bone grafting to make it possible for you to get a dental implant in the future.
The Process for Getting a Dental Implant
Dr. Jung uses advanced techniques that make the procedure even more comfortable and efficient. State-of-the-art 3-D cone beam imaging technology and customized surgical guides tell him exactly where and how deep to place your dental implant for optimal results.
Dr. Jung’s goal is to provide each of our patients with the highest standard of modern dental care. For this reason, he is trained to use computer-guided implant surgery that takes the guesswork out of implant placement
Before your implant surgery, we customize a 3-D surgical guide that fits over your teeth and shows Dr. Jung precisely where to place your dental implant. There are many benefits to placing your dental implant using "flapless" implant surgery:
- No soft tissue incisions
- Faster healing time
- Decreased risk of damage to surrounding healthy tissue
- Reduced post-op complications such as swelling, bruising and pain
- Reduced risk of mechanical complications and error
If you would like to learn more about his process and see if you’re a good candidate for guided implant surgery, please let us know.
Please Call Us to Learn More
Dental implants have changed the way we approach tooth replacement. Dr. Jung would enjoy the opportunity to learn about your concerns and see if dental implants in Garland, TX are right for you.