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Dr. Karen Frazer Rea, DDs
Reviewed by Debra M.

Service is provided in a friendly, professional manner. I am always greeted with a smile and pleasant conversation. Feels more like family versus a doctor's appointment. Keep up the AWESOME ATTITUDE!!!
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Is there any way I can mark 100 stars? I love coming to your office because of the "family"-like environment of your practice. This is NOT a drive-thru clinic. This is a place where staff is friendly, know your name, treat you and your time with respect. I can't say enough fabulous things about this practice.

- Angela G.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way to address missing teeth, or to offer implant-supported dentures. Dr. Frazer and Dr. Rea are one some of the most qualified dentists in the area providing dental implants. They attended continuing education with the University of Texas Dental Branch in San Antonio in order to be able to place the implants, and both have a fellowship with the International College of Oral Implantology. With five years of dental implantation and over 27 years of restorations, Dr. Frazer and Dr. Rea can help you rejuvenate your smile with dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed into your bone. Bone or tissue grafting may be necessary beforehand in order to give your jaw the structure it needs to support a dental implant. The implant then integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration that takes approximately six to nine months to heal. Afterwards, a special crown is made to place on top of the implant to act as a natural tooth. If a patient is using the implant for implant-supported dentures, then the dentures will then be fabricated to snap into place with the implants.

Dental implants are preferred over alternatives such as dental bridges. Dental implants have an extremely high success rate between 85-95% over five years, making them extremely dependable. Implants are extremely tooth-like. You floss around it, brush it, and treat it just as you would a natural tooth. Bridges are a little more difficult to clean around and require more care and attention than a dental implant, which makes dental implants a more popular choice for many patients.

Having a dental implant in place of a natural tooth is more than just aesthetics. While many patients don't like the idea of having a large gap in their mouth where a natural tooth used to be, it is important to have a restoration in its place in order to keep the surrounding teeth from shifting and realigning. Dental implants, partial dentures, or bridges can allow patients the opportunity to address these spaces and gaps effective and affordably.
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