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Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent option for restoring a beautiful smile and replacing missing teeth. Our dentists and specialists at Smile by Morel are professionals in restorative dental care, including dental implants, and can create a customized treatment plan for you. We offer inexpensive dental implants to meet your budget, with reasonable prices and payment alternatives.

Things to Consider Before Your Visit

Getting dental implants involves multiple surgeries spread out over several months. While this might make you think dental implants cost a fortune, don’t worry. Smiles by Morel makes sure to work the best treatment plan to focus on preparing you for a smooth tooth implant procedure.

Taking simple precautions will help your body prepare for the treatments, and other steps will aid your recovery from oral surgery.

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The Process

Here are the steps you must take to ensure the success of your dental implant procedure:

1. Get a thorough dental checkup

This will allow your dentist to decide whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. It also provides valuable data that the dentist uses to develop a customized treatment plan for you.

2. Preparation For The Actual Treatment

If you’re having oral surgery under general anesthesia, you’ll need to fast for 12 hours before the procedure. Additionally, you should dress comfortably and loosely to ensure a seamless operation.

3. Jaw Preparation

The dentist will perform a bone graft if the jaw is too soft or thin to support an implant.

  • The dentist will perform a bone graft if the jaw is too soft or thin to support an implant.
  • If necessary, they could reshape or smooth the jaw.
  • The dentist will remove some bone from the jaw if it is overly big or bulky.
  • Additionally, the dentist will extract any affected teeth located inside the jaw.

4. Care

How you care for yourself before and after each treatment will impact how quickly and well you mend. Though the planning may seem like a lot of work, relax, and your dentist will walk you through the process.

What to Expect

Implant prep

Some individuals have their damaged teeth removed before implant surgery. This is a frequent dental procedure, although recovery might take weeks. Follow your dentist’s post-extraction guidelines to avoid dry sockets or infections.

Others may need bone transplantation or regeneration to reinforce the jawbone. Robust and solid bone is necessary to support biting and chewing with the replacement tooth. These treatments require bone mending; recovery takes 6-8 weeks.

Implantology

The most extended section of dental implant installation occurs when you’re ready. Your dental surgeon will cut your gums to reach your jawbone, drill a hole, and insert a titanium implant to replace lost tooth roots. They will do it under anesthesia or sedation, so don’t drive and rest the rest of the day.

This treatment can take months to heal. As the bone heals around the implant, it fuses and becomes part of your jaw. Because titanium bonds permanently to bone, it’s used for dental implants. This means less noise and slippage than dentures and better stability and longevity than fixed bridges.

If you’re missing a front tooth, you may get a temporary replacement for appearances. This is a removable partial denture for cleaning and sleeping.

Closing

After the dental implant heals, a tiny abutment or collar is placed on top. This creates a basis for the crown or replacement tooth, and abutment requires a local anesthetic.

Some individuals may have the abutment attached during the first implant process; however, it will be visible above the gumline throughout healing. The abutment joins the implant’s metal post and is covered by gum tissue. Before replacing the final tooth or teeth, your gums must heal for two weeks.

Then, imprints are taken for your new prosthetic tooth. Your dentist will recommend whether these replacement teeth should be detachable or fastened.

Finally, your new crowns or replacement teeth will connect the abutments. Follow your dentist’s aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth transition.

Implant prep

Implant prep

Some individuals have their damaged teeth removed before implant surgery. This is a frequent dental procedure, although recovery might take weeks. Follow your dentist’s post-extraction guidelines to avoid dry sockets or infections.

Others may need bone transplantation or regeneration to reinforce the jawbone. Robust and solid bone is necessary to support biting and chewing with the replacement tooth. These treatments require bone mending; recovery takes 6-8 weeks.

Implantology

Implantology

The most extended section of dental implant installation occurs when you’re ready. Your dental surgeon will cut your gums to reach your jawbone, drill a hole, and insert a titanium implant to replace lost tooth roots. They will do it under anesthesia or sedation, so don’t drive and rest the rest of the day.

This treatment can take months to heal. As the bone heals around the implant, it fuses and becomes part of your jaw. Because titanium bonds permanently to bone, it’s used for dental implants. This means less noise and slippage than dentures and better stability and longevity than fixed bridges.

If you’re missing a front tooth, you may get a temporary replacement for appearances. This is a removable partial denture for cleaning and sleeping.

Closing

Closing

After the dental implant heals, a tiny abutment or collar is placed on top. This creates a basis for the crown or replacement tooth, and abutment requires a local anesthetic.

Some individuals may have the abutment attached during the first implant process; however, it will be visible above the gumline throughout healing. The abutment joins the implant’s metal post and is covered by gum tissue. Before replacing the final tooth or teeth, your gums must heal for two weeks.

Then, imprints are taken for your new prosthetic tooth. Your dentist will recommend whether these replacement teeth should be detachable or fastened.

Finally, your new crowns or replacement teeth will connect the abutments. Follow your dentist’s aftercare guidelines to ensure a smooth transition.

Expected Side Effects

As with any dental procedure, implant healing can be painful. Typical side effects include gum and face swelling, bruising, implant pain, and mild bleeding. Your oral surgeon may prescribe pain medicine or antibiotics to help you heal following surgery.

If these difficulties worsen or cause too much discomfort, contact your dental surgeon to make sure they don’t persist.

If at any time during the healing periods you find that these issues get worse or are causing too much pain, get in touch with your surgeon immediately to ensure the problems don’t persist.

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Things to Consider

Tooth implants restore the complete tooth, from root to crown. Implants are screw-like rods that act as tooth roots. Therefore, it must be implanted, and this item strengthens crowns, bridges, and dentures.

It strengthens the jawbone by stimulating it, which is significant because missing teeth can cause facial atrophy, making people look older than they are.

Once the implant is placed and healed, patients don’t need to do anything else. Dental implants should be healthy if they follow oral hygiene rules.

Dental implant patients should visit the dentist periodically and maintain good oral hygiene. Depending on their dental health needs, every six months may be recommended.

To get a dental implant, you need enough jawbone. A dentist or oral surgeon can graft bone when a patient lacks bone.

Dental implants and bone connect through osseointegration once inserted. This may take six months but is essential for implant success.

Over 90% of dental implant surgeries succeed. Complications are rare with a qualified dentist, and dentists can tell depending on a candidate’s oral health and medical history. Biocompatible materials also help.

Smokers may not get dental implants. Unfortunately, smoking and the germs and chemicals in a smoker’s mouth can contribute to mouth sores and bacterial infections.

If a patient wants dental implants, the dentist will ask him to quit smoking before and during the treatment. We encourage patients to avoid tobacco usage for dental and overall health.

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We have mastered our roles perfectly. Our Plano, TX professionals know all the most effective and efficient ways to get their jobs done and serve you better. You can count on us to know and use everything you need to stay in good health.

Dr. Aleksandra Morel Dentist Plano

Dr. Aleksandra MorelDentist

Dr. Aleksandra Morel studied at the Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated in 2004. However, she has been in the field of dentistry since 1989. She studied at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she completed her undergraduate course work majoring in Neuroscience. After completing dental school, she opened her practice in Plano, TX.

She is an experienced and knowledgeable dentist, skilled with the latest technologies. Dr. Morel stays current on developing techniques for dental care treatment through her continuing education training and by following advanced dental studies. She is a Cerec doctor, meaning that she can provide patients with crowns and bridges on the same day. In 2016 she was announced as a Top Rated Doctor in DFW area.

She is a caring and compassionate individual who believes in the overall well-being of her patients. She promotes dental health not only by treating her patients, but also by publishing educational articles in the Dallas Telegraph newspaper. Dr. Morel speaks English, Russian, and French. She believes that it is important to be active in the local community. Dr. Morel annually supports numerous local cultural events. Originally from Russia, she is a Ukrainian folk dancer.

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Lena Dental Hygienist at Smiles by Morel in Plano

LenaDental Hygienist

Lena is our very experienced dental hygienist and has been in the dental field for 23 years. She initially started as a dental assistant and furthered her education in Chicago and has now been a dental hygienist for 16 years. Lena also speaks Russian. In her spare time she can be found taking her children to soccer and football practice.

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Jordynn at Smiles by Morel in Plano

JordynnDental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Jordynn and I’m one of your dental hygienists. I earned my degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry. I’m originally from Michigan but have called Texas home for many years. I enjoy connecting with my patients and sharing stories about my life. In my spare time you can find me trying new restaurants or spending time with family, friends, or my dog, Sailor!

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Zaira Dental Assistant at Smiles by Morel in Plano

ZairaDental Assistant

My name is Zaira. I am a wonderful dental assistant. I have been at Smiles By Morel since 2008. I have been in the dental field since 2006. I love spending time with my family and my son. I speak Spanish and English. What I love about my job is that I get to help change one smile at a time!

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Lydia Front Office Support in Plano

LydiaFront Office

Lydia is part of our front office team with a vibrant warm welcoming personality. She is a wonderful treatment coordinator with over 15 years of experience. She loves being a part of our Smiles by Morel dental family. She adores her patients, loves helping them to complete their dental care needs and see their smile transformations. Lydia enjoys horse back riding, reading, writing, being creative, laughing, having fun. She enjoys family, friends, church family and love ones.

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Rachel Dental Assistant at Smiles by Morel in Plano

RachelBilling and Claims Specialist

Hello! My name is Rachel. I have been in the dental field for 16 years! I joined Dr. Morel’s team in November 2021 as the Billing and Claims Specialist. On my time off I love to spend time with my two children, husband and two cats. I am fluent in Spanish and have lived in Texas my whole life.

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Dr. Aleksandra MorelDentist

Dr. Aleksandra Morel Dentist Plano

Dr. Aleksandra Morel studied at the Baylor College of Dentistry and graduated in 2004. However, she has been in the field of dentistry since 1989. She studied at the University of Texas at Dallas, where she completed her undergraduate course work majoring in Neuroscience. After completing dental school, she opened her practice in Plano, TX.

She is an experienced and knowledgeable dentist, skilled with the latest technologies. Dr. Morel stays current on developing techniques for dental care treatment through her continuing education training and by following advanced dental studies. She is a Cerec doctor, meaning that she can provide patients with crowns and bridges on the same day. In 2016 she was announced as a Top Rated Doctor in DFW area.

She is a caring and compassionate individual who believes in the overall well-being of her patients. She promotes dental health not only by treating her patients, but also by publishing educational articles in the Dallas Telegraph newspaper. Dr. Morel speaks English, Russian, and French. She believes that it is important to be active in the local community. Dr. Morel annually supports numerous local cultural events. Originally from Russia, she is a Ukrainian folk dancer.

Book an Appointment

LenaDental Hygienist

Lena Dental Hygienist at Smiles by Morel in Plano

Lena is our very experienced dental hygienist and has been in the dental field for 23 years. She initially started as a dental assistant and furthered her education in Chicago and has now been a dental hygienist for 16 years. Lena also speaks Russian. In her spare time she can be found taking her children to soccer and football practice.

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JordynnDental Hygienist

Jordynn at Smiles by Morel in Plano

Hello! My name is Jordynn and I’m one of your dental hygienists. I earned my degree from Texas A&M College of Dentistry. I’m originally from Michigan but have called Texas home for many years. I enjoy connecting with my patients and sharing stories about my life. In my spare time you can find me trying new restaurants or spending time with family, friends, or my dog, Sailor!

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ZairaDental Assistant

Zaira Dental Assistant at Smiles by Morel in Plano

My name is Zaira. I am a wonderful dental assistant. I have been at Smiles By Morel since 2008. I have been in the dental field since 2006. I love spending time with my family and my son. I speak Spanish and English. What I love about my job is that I get to help change one smile at a time!

Book an Appointment

LydiaFront Office

Lydia Front Office Support in Plano

Lydia is part of our front office team with a vibrant warm welcoming personality. She is a wonderful treatment coordinator with over 15 years of experience. She loves being a part of our Smiles by Morel dental family. She adores her patients, loves helping them to complete their dental care needs and see their smile transformations. Lydia enjoys horse back riding, reading, writing, being creative, laughing, having fun. She enjoys family, friends, church family and love ones.

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RachelBilling and Claims Specialist

Rachel Dental Assistant at Smiles by Morel in Plano

Hello! My name is Rachel. I have been in the dental field for 16 years! I joined Dr. Morel’s team in November 2021 as the Billing and Claims Specialist. On my time off I love to spend time with my two children, husband and two cats. I am fluent in Spanish and have lived in Texas my whole life.

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Frequently Asked
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Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

Buy toothbrushes with soft bristles. Medium and firm ones can damage teeth and gums. Use soft pressure, for 2 minutes, two times a day.
Both powered and manual toothbrushes clean teeth well. Manual brushes with mixed bristle heights or angled bristles clean better than those with all flat, even bristles. Powered toothbrushes may be easier if you have trouble using your hands.
Set a reminder to replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months. Toss it sooner if the bristles look bent or splayed out. Bent bristles don’t clean as well. (They’re also a sign you may be brushing too hard.)
Most toothpastes will clear away bacteria growth and acids from food and drinks. Toothpastes with the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance always have fluoride, which strengthens and protects teeth. If you want a non-fluoride option, stores carry toothpastes and powders made with natural ingredients that don’t have ADA testing and approval. If you have any specific needs or conditions that may require different kinds of toothpaste such as toothpaste for tooth sensitivity, ask our dentist for options.
Don’t forget to schedule your bi-yearly doctors visit to determine if you need a teeth cleaning.

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