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Antidepressants & Dental Implants in Arlington & Southlake

December 2, 2014

Filed under: Implant Dentistry — Tags: , , , , — Dr. Ravi Doctor @ 9:33 pm

72541514Has an Arlington or Southlake dentist asked about antidepressants or other medications you’re taking during a dental implants consultation? Many of you may understand the concept of drug interactions and assume that before your dentist can prescribe you anything, he may need to know what you are already taking to make sure there are no harmful side effects from the combination of both.  But did you know that your medications may interfere with certain dental procedures as well?

Millions of Americans require antidepressants to function and help them with the daily grind of life, and the most commonly prescribed are a group of antidepressants known as SSRI, or selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors. This group of drugs includes Prozac, Celexa, Luvox, Zoloft, Paxcil, and Lexapro. Recent studies have shown that those who take any SSRI have a higher chance of implant failure than those who do not.  The rate of failure is 10.6%, which is more than double that of those who do not take any SSRIs, and even rivals the failure rate of lifelong smokers!

With the popularity of dental implants rising, it is important to discuss all your health concerns and medications with your dentist. Both you and your dental practitioner should be aware of any aspects that can adversely affect your treatment so that together you can devise a plan that best fits you and your needs.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ravi Doctor today if you are interested in dental implants in Arlington or Southlake and also regularly take any medication—he has the expertise and experience required to ensure your procedure is safe and successful.

Press Release: Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Implant Dentistry Min-Site Offers Comprehensive Answers to Important Questions

October 15, 2013

Out of all the restorative services available today, dental implants are the only one that can restore a patient’s natural functionality.  But how do they do it, and what can you expect from the treatment process?

Dr. Ravi Doctor’s new mini-site on implant dentistry exists to answer questions like those, and more.

At our new site, you’ll find a comprehensive FAQ, plus page after page directly addressing a diverse range of topics, all to give our patients from Southlake, Arlington, and the entire DFW area a clear picture of what implant dentistry is all about.

Why is that important? Because the more you know about implant dentistry, the more pro-active you can be about your own care. What’s more, knowledge is an amazing tool for overcoming anxiety. When patients understand a service like dental implants, they’re less anxious about what the future holds for their smile.

We invite you to visit Dr. Doctor’s new implant dentistry mini-site today to see how dentistry is evolving and what this great service could do for you. With the state-of-the-art tools our Southlake and Arlington offices are equipped with, we know we can deliver efficient care. Plus, with our multiple sedation options, care is also comfortable and stress-free.

If you’ve ever had questions about dental implants—how they work, how they can help, and more—visit Dr. Ravi Doctor’s new implant dentistry mini-site. You can also schedule a consultation appointment with his office in Southlake or Arlington. With our two convenient locations, we’re providing excellent care to patients from all around the DFW area.

Dental Implants in Arlington and Southlake

September 30, 2013

shutterstock_133605746Is the appearance of your smile marred by missing teeth?  Is your incomplete smile making it harder to eat or affecting your self-confidence?  At Dr. Ravi Doctor’s office we can help restore your smile with the most advanced tooth replacement solutions so that you’re getting state of the art smile care.  One option we offer for missing teeth is dental implants.

Dental implants are a sturdy and secure choice to replace missing teeth and complete your smile.  It is crucial that missing teeth get replaced so that the rest of your smile remains healthy.  For this procedure, we will place the implant in the area with the missing tooth which will eventually serve as the anchor for the crown that will go over the implant.  The implant body mimics the root of a natural tooth and will hold your replacement tooth firmly in place.

We can replace one missing tooth or multiple teeth with options such as an implant-supported bridge or dentures.  If you’re missing teeth, give us a call today to schedule a consultation.  Dr. Doctor will come up with the right dental implant treatment option for your smile.  Everyone deserves a full, completely smile and dental implants can be a great way to achieve this.

Dr. Ravi Doctor has two convenient locations to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve.  Our Southlake dental office is just north of the D/FW International Airport, and our Arlington dental office is located just north of Interstate 20.  Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Full-Service Dental Implants for DFW Area Patients

July 31, 2013

dental implantsAre you missing teeth and unhappy with your smile? At Dr. Ravi Doctor’s office we can help restore your smile with dental implants. It is important to replace missing teeth to ensure your bite remains aligned and your smile functions properly.

A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is inserted into your jawbone, allowed to fuse with the bone to create a secure base, and then topped with a crown. This is a sturdy, permanent way to replace missing teeth and return health to your smile.

While many dentists offer dental implants, our office is different because we’re full-service. This means that Dr. Ravi Doctor can both place the implants and restore the teeth from his office. If you go to another dentist for your dental implants, he may send you to an oral surgeon to place the dental implants. This means another dental professional to research and locate, and another office to locate. A full-service dental office can save you time and hassle when it comes to your implant procedure.

If you’re interested in dental implants, give us a call to learn more or see if this great restorative treatment is right for your smile. A beautiful smile is the best gift you can give yourself.

Dr. Ravi Doctor has two convenient locations to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. Our Southlake dental office is just north of the D/FW International Airport, and our Arlington dental office is located just north of Interstate 20. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Implant Dentistry from Dr. Doctor

January 31, 2013

Filed under: Implant Dentistry — Tags: , , , , , — Ravi Doctor @ 10:58 pm

dental implantAre you missing teeth and embarrassed by your smile? Implant dentistry is a great way to enhance, improve, or repair your smile. You don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer.

Dental implants are made from biocompatible materials and resemble your natural teeth. A titanium post is placed in your mouth in areas you have lost teeth or will be losing a tooth. Since biocompatible materials are used, over time the implant will fuse with your jaw, adding even more stability to your implant. We also offer mini-implants for removable dentures.

Replacing missing teeth helps maintain the integrity of your jaw bone and helps prevent the loss of other teeth. Dental implants are good for both your health and the appearance of your smile. A beautiful smile can restore the self-confidence you may have been missing in your life.

We offer a variety of dental implant options to enhance your smile. Dr. Doctor will help find the right solution for your smile.

If you’re interested in learning more, call either our Southlake or Arlington office to schedule a consultation! Implant dentistry from Dr. Doctor can give you a beautiful, healthy smile for years to come.

Dr. Ravi Doctor has two convenient locations to provide you with the quality dental care you deserve. Our Southlake dental office is just north of the D/FW International Airport, and our Arlington dental office is located just north of Interstate 20. Call us today to schedule your appointment!

Give Your Smile a Bright Future This Year with Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry

December 21, 2012

With 2013 almost here, you might be thinking about the year ahead and how you can make it different from all the others. One way is by giving your smile the cosmetic or restorative help it needs.

Improving your smile with teeth whitening, CEREC same day crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, or a full-smile makeover can have a remarkable effect on your sense of self-confidence and can change the way others see you.

But maybe dental anxiety is holding you back. If it is, Dr. Ravi Doctor of Arlington and Southlake has three effective sedation dentistry options that can help you:

  • Nitrous oxide
  • Oral conscious
  • Intravenous

If fear has stood in your way of cosmetic or restorative care in the past, it doesn’t have to in 2013. Talk to Dr. Doctor about how sedation dentistry can help you accomplish your cosmetic and restorative dreams. Our Arlington and Southlake teams would be happy to create a personalized plan that truly meets your needs.

Call one of our offices today to reserve your consultation appointment with Dr. Doctor. Our teams serve patients from all across the DFW area with great care and contemporary tools.

You can have the new smile you’ve dreamed of this year.

Immediate Implant Placement for Patients from Arlington, Southlake, and Beyond

May 24, 2012

Restoring a smile with dental implants takes time. An entire procedure usually requires multiple visits spread out over a period of months, so anything we can do to eliminate some of those visits is a benefit for you. That’s why, at Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Arlington and Southlake dental offices, we offer immediate implant placement.

With immediate implant placement, Dr. Doctor can help you cut down the number of surgeries needed for your dental implant procedure, sometimes to just a single appointment. Every patient is different, of course, but if we’re able to place your implants during your extraction appointment, doing so will mean one less appointment later on.

But even if we can’t perform your implant placement on the same day as your extraction, we can still place your entire implant without needing a second appointment to uncover them. Once that’s been done, all you’ll need to do afterwards is return to our Arlington or Southlake office three to six months later so we can finish off your procedure with your implant restoration.

Learn More By Giving Us a Call!

At Dr. Doctor’s Arlington and Southlake dental office, we’re doing our best to give patients from all across the DFW area a better standard of care. To find out more about immediate implant placement, call one of our offices with your questions or to schedule an appointment. We serve patients from Arlington, Southlake, and the entire DFW area.

Have You Been Told You’re Not A Candidate For Dental Implants? Bone Grafting and Dr. Ravi Doctor May Be Your Solution!

December 16, 2011

If you’ve been told that dental implants aren’t for you, a bone grafting procedure may be able to help you. Call Dr. Doctor’s Arlington or Southlake dental office to schedule a consultation visit with us. We serve patients from Arlington, Southlake, and the DFW metroplex.

Strengthen Your Jaw with Bone Grafting from Dr. Doctor

Dental implants are a great restorative option for qualified candidates. They let patients enjoy a strong, functional bite that acts just like a natural smile and can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing.

Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. Which is why, at Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Southlake and Arlington offices, patients who aren’t candidates for dental implants can find hope with a bone graft.


Dental Implants 101: What Are Dental Implants?

December 1, 2011

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for restoring a single tooth or an entire smile. They’re made from biocompatible materials, and are able to restore functionality better than other reconstructive solutions, like traditional crowns, bridges, or dentures.

What’s the secret to their success? Well, there’s really no secret at all.

Dental implants come in two parts. The first is the restored tooth (or teeth); the second is the implant post. It’s the implant’s job to act as a replacement root, securing your restoration as firmly as a natural root would. It does this by interacting with your jawbone, stimulating the growth of new bone tissue. Without either a natural root or a replacement root to stimulate new bone growth, that particular part of your jawbone would begin to atrophy, leading to further tooth loss over time as the jawbone weakens.