No one likes to lose their own natural teeth, but dental implants offer a great solution to help patients feel more confident and attractive following the loss of one or more teeth. Today’s dental implants use state-of-the-art technology and materials for results that look and feel just like natural teeth for greater peace of mind and improved comfort. Catherine Koo, DDS, is a leading provider of dental implants for men and women in Frisco, Texas, offering the most advanced designs and techniques to provide optimal results for patients at Dentistry In Frisco.
Dental implants are medical-grade metal posts that are implanted into the jawbone to support a crown, an artificial tooth shaped and tinted to look like a natural tooth. Dr. Koo has color-corrected lights in her office which allow her to match the shade of the implant with the rest of the patient's teeth. Once implanted into the jaw, the natural bone tissue surrounds the post and provides a very secure and sturdy attachment for the crown. Dental implants are designed to look and function just like natural teeth, making them a popular alternative to dentures and bridges.
Dental implant procedures are performed over three office visits in most cases. During the first visit, Dr. Koo will implant the post into the patient’s jawbone. If the jawbone is very thin, Dr. Koo may perform a bone graft procedure to supplement the existing bone with a small graft of bone taken from the patient or from a tissue bank. Once the post is in place, it’s left undisturbed for several weeks to enable it to fuse with bone tissue. This process is called osseointegration, and it helps ensure that the post and crown are very stable. During the second visit, Dr. Koo will attach a second piece -- called an abutment -- to the post, make an impression, and send it to a dental lab, which will make the crown. During the third visit, Dr. Koo will carefully attach to the abutment, then gently shape it for a perfect fit.
Many patients prefer implants over other options because they are very secure and look and work like natural teeth. There’s no risk of embarrassing slippage or painful sore spots, and implants require no special care beyond what you would provide for your natural teeth. As a result, patients find that implants offer far greater self-confidence than bridges and dentures.
Implants are designed to last as long as natural teeth as long as they’re cared for properly. That includes regular brushing and flossing to keep the surrounding gums healthy and routine checkups to prevent gum disease. It’s also important to avoid activities like crunching on ice or hard candies to avoid breaking the crown -- or your own natural teeth for that matter.
"Dr. Koo made me feel at ease and I am so happy my family of 5 has found her here in Frisco. She is compassionate and explains everything very thoroughly."
"My appointment started on time, the staff was amazing, and I had a great cleaning experience! Definitely recommend."
"Dr. Koo has been our family dentist for 10+ years now, and we highly recommend her services for all dental needs."
"Dr. Koo pays very close attention to every oral detail and is thorough, professional, and gentle with her care. The staff is extremely well-educated and sincere."
"She takes no shortcuts when it comes to making sure her patients are comfortable and as pain-free as possible."
These ladies are great. Quick and painless. Wonderful work !!
I have had very good results with Dr Koo. I think the staff does an excellent job!! I am very impressed with all my dental needs! I am glad I came to Dr Koo!!
Dr. Koo is professional and knowledgeable. Family friendly waiting room with friendly staff is an added bonus. Highly recommend.
Professional and caring staff
Just had a checkup with Dr. Koo. Needed 3 fillings. Dr. Koo knocked them out in no time with no pain. Excellent job as always. Very thorough and professional.
Everyone very friendly and very clean. Highly recommended!
Always a good result with a visit to Dr. Koo. She is thorough, honest about the condition of my teeth, and provided a detailed explanation of her services and my needs. D
Super sweet and friendly staff, dentist is detailed and attentive!!
I absolutely love this place. Dr Koo and her staff are great. Dr Koo is the best dentist our family has ever had.
I went to Dr. Koo after a rough visit in a doc in the box. She made me feel very comfortable and showed me photos of my teeth and explained my situation with my teeth.