Missing a tooth or multiple teeth? Did you know that the longer you go without replacing a lost tooth the more jaw bone loss occurs. In fact, the first year after a tooth is lost the jaw bone experiences a 25% loss in width. As jaw bone loss occurs, the face actually begins to age prematurely. When the jaw bone is not stimulated by a tooth, it begins to disintegrate as it is no longer needed to support that area of the mouth. The structure of the lower third of the face begins to collapse as the jaw bone is no longer sufficiently supporting the face. The lips also begin to thin and sag making the entire face appear much older than the patient actually is. As you can see, it’s extremely important to replace a lost tooth as soon as possible.


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Condition
Tooth Extraction

Symptoms
Pain

Treatment
Dental Implant


Dental Implants

More than 5 million dental implants are placed each year.

Dental implants have a 98% success rate.

In most cases, an implant is the best way to replace a lost tooth as it is the only option that restores the tooth from the root up. Many other replacement options just sit on the surface of the gums but an implant is placed on a titanium rod that is inserted into the jaw bone. Not only do they feel much more secure than other tooth replacement options because they are permanently fixed into the bone, they also are the most natural looking replacement option. Even better news? Implants have a success rate of over 95%! That means they’re safe and last for years and years.


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A NOTE TO OUR PATIENTS

The well-being of our patients has always been our top priority!

Legends Dental is following the recommendations of Governor Abbott, Texas State Dental Board, ADA, as well as the CDC. We will be limiting our services effective immediately. Due to recent circumstances and for the safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and our community, we will not be performing any routine or non-urgent dental procedures at this time.

Though our office hours have been temporarily shortened, our team will continue to support anyone who may be experiencing pain and all who require an Emergency Care Visit.

If you are experiencing a dental emergency or having pain, please text our office at (254)776-0691 or call (254)799-9540 so we may get you scheduled as quickly as possible. You can also message us on Facebook.

Examples of urgent dental care treatments include:
Severe dental pain from pulpal inflammation. Surgical postoperative osteitis or dry socket dressing changes. Abscess or localized bacterial infection resulting in localized pain and swelling. Tooth fracture resulting in pain or causing soft tissue trauma. Dental treatment cementation if the temporary restoration is lost, broken or causing gingival irritation. Extensive decay or defective restorations causing pain; suture removal; denture adjustments or repairs when function impeded; and snipping or adjustments of an orthodontic wire causing pain.

Additionally, our team is here to help those affected by cancellations. We will gladly assist with rescheduling to a time that is best for you. If you have an appointment that may be affected, or would like to reschedule regardless, please call (254)799-9540 or text (254)776-0691 so we may accommodate you.

We love all our patients and look forward to being able to serve all of your dental needs as soon as possible!! Thank you for you time and understanding during these circumstances.