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Dental Implant Procedure

After Dr. Titensor and you determine dental implants, also known as oral implants, are right for you, stay where you are! The highly skilled dentists do not have to refer you to a periodontist or a prosthodontist. One of the benefits of visiting Titensor Dental is that we address all your dental needs in office!

Patients travel from all over the Dallas / Ft. Worth Metroplex and beyond just to have their dental implants performed by Dr. Titensor.

For dental or oral implant procedures, Dr. Titensor uses a three-step process: assessing, anchoring, and attaching.

Dental Implant Procedure – Step One: Assessing

Dr. Titensor first assesses your surrounding tooth and jaw area. If you have any tooth decay or gum disease, he needs to rectify these conditions prior to performing any cosmetic dental procedure.

When assessing the fittings for your implants, Dr. Titensor or his assistants normally perform several x-rays and a CT scan to check the quality of the bone surrounding the missing tooth for any abnormalities prior to proceeding with the dental treatment.

If evaluation of the x-rays or CT scan indicates you have insufficient bone material to accommodate the implant, Dr. Titensor will perform a bone graft to create a better environment for placement of the dental implant.

Dental Implant Procedure – Step Two: Anchoring

Dr. Titensor performs the dental implant procedures with you resting comfortably under a local anesthetic. However, if you are extremely anxious, we offer sedation dentistry: laughing gas, oral conscious sedation, or IV sedation. We want you to be as comfortable as possible during your dental implant procedure.

Once the preliminary procedures are completed, Dr. Titensor cuts and lifts the gum area for the dental implant and drills a hole into the jawbone at the exact location of the intended dental implant with a special surgical guide to give precise placement.

Once Dr. Titensor drills the hole, he fits a titanium oral implant or screw into the pre-drilled hole and stitches the gum over the implant. Typically, he removes the stitches after 7-14 days.

The dental implant remains in place to heal and to integrate with the surrounding bone. The healing process takes three to six months.

Dental Implant Procedure – Step Three: Attaching

After the healing period, Dr. Titensor lifts the gum and screws a dental abutment, known as a post, down into the implant. He then attaches a temporary crown to the post.

Four to six weeks later, when the surrounding gum tissue has matured, Dr. Titensor affixes your custom-made artificial tooth. The result is a secure, attractive, replacement tooth or set of teeth designed to function as effectively as your natural teeth.

The dental implant procedure requires a few visits to Titensor Dental, but once you consider the result – your improved smile – you will decide that it was time well spent. Call us at (972) 388-3292 to schedule your appointment!

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  • Opencare Patients’ Choice Winner 2016
  • Consumer Research Council of America - Excellence
  • Best of Denton County 2013
  • Best of Denton County 2014
  • Best of Denton County 2015
  • Best of Denton County 2016
  • Best of Denton County 2017
  • America’s Best Dentists 2018
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What Titensor Dental

Promises to Every Patient
  • Comfort

    It is our top priority to make patients feel relaxed from the time they walk into our office to the minute they leave.

  • Confidence

    We go the extra mile to ensure that our patients have self-assurance in our dental abilities, as well as the experience we offer.

  • Contentment

    It's your smile, so you deserve 100% satisfaction. Titensor Dental has helped many patients achieve their desired results.

Hear About the Titensor Dental Experience

Just One of the Many Ways We Keep Our Patients Smiling
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