Your Smile is your best accessory. The first thing that people see when they meet you is your smile. Surveys show that most Americans value their smile far more than a handbag or a car. If you would like to upgrade your smile or you are forced to wear uncomfortable dentures or partial dentures, it’s time to seek help.  Dr. McFadden’s exceptional credentials and skilled expertise are complemented by nine years as a faculty professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Most patients are pleasantly surprised to find that while Dr. McFadden is intensely focused on great dental outcomes the office has a warm and engaging approach to patient interaction.

Rediscover the Comfort and Confidence to Eat, Speak, Laugh and Enjoy Life

“I genuinely love meeting patients and helping them restore their smile to one that is comfortable, functional, and natural-looking,” states Dr. McFadden. “My practice is not high volume, and this is by design. The initial consultation with a new patient ranges from sixty to ninety minutes. I have photographed thousands of my patient treatments over the 27 years of my career. I use these digital images to help educate patients about their treatment options. Like the saying goes, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. This provides patients with valuable information they need in order to select the course of treatment that best-suits them aesthetically, functionally, and financially. Also, I personally go through the associated treatment costs. To me, this is what personalizes my practice. New patients invest their time, money and trust. The very least that I can do is take the time to go through each treatment process, and discuss the various options while informing them of all associated fees that apply to each option. Patients never get the ‘hard sell’ at my practice!”

— David McFadden

In addition to changing lives one smile at a time, Dr. McFadden has made it his personal goal to educate individuals about Prosthodontics. His main objective is to highlight and address the questions surrounding when and why patients should seek the services of a Prosthodontist. “Becoming a Prosthodontist requires an additional three years of post-graduate specialty training after obtaining a degree in General Dentistry. Training consists of rigorous clinical and didactic preparation in the basic sciences, head and neck anatomy, Biomedical Sciences, Biomaterial Sciences, function of occlusion (bite), TMJ, Dental Implants and treatment planning and experience treating full-mouth reconstruction cases, as well as aesthetics. Typically, a patient is a candidate to see a Prosthodontist if their needs go beyond annual cleanings and routine fillings.”

“There is a labyrinth of misinformation out there about specialty dentistry, and the most common result is consumer confusion,” states Dr. McFadden. “Prosthodontics is the only reconstructive and cosmetic specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. Unlike General Dentists with continuing education through weekend study, the intensity of the three additional years of a [Prosthodontic] Residency Program has been compared to thirty years of working in private practice. Prosthodontists are trained specifically to restore the most difficult and complicated dental cases.”

MISSING OR WORN DOWN TEETH? THERE IS A SPECIALIST FOR THAT!

Did you know that Prosthodontics is one of only nine dental specialties recognized by the American Dental Association? In fact, the specialty of Prosthodontics is the only dental specialty recognized by the American Dental Association for aesthetic restoration and tooth replacement.

Perhaps you are wondering why you have heard so little, if anything, about Prosthodontics. Don’t worry, the reason why is much simpler than you would expect. “It’s a matter of numbers,” explains Dr. McFadden. “There are only approximately 2000 private practice Prosthodontists (approximately 400 board certified) in the United States. This number is a drop in the ocean compared to 130,000 general dentists. The education process of a Prosthodontist includes at least three years of full-time training and research in addition to the Doctoral Degree in Dentistry. This post-Doctoral Advanced Specialty Training occurs only in University-based Residency Programs that are accredited by the American Dental Association and supervised by Prosthodontists.”

“Prosthodontists are taught all about dental restorations, prosthetics, and dental implants, as well as all procedures that are used in cosmetic dentistry,” he shares. “Board certification also helps the consumer trust that their dentist has gone way above and beyond the normal call of educational standards. Implant Dental Procedures are a very important portion of Prosthodontics training. The intensity of this training is much greater than the weekend courses provided by implant manufacturers.”

DENTAL IMPLANTS—CHANGING THE WAY PEOPLE LIVE

Dental Implants, often considered to be the gold standard when replacing missing teeth, allow you to rediscover the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh and enjoy your life. Whether you are missing a single tooth or multiple teeth, or even an entire arch, Dental Implants may be the perfect solution for you. Unlike partial dentures, or Bridgework, Dental Implants can last a lifetime. When performed by an accomplished specialist, like Dr. McFadden, Dental Implants can not only look and function like natural teeth, they also feel natural as well. With Dental Implants, you no longer have to worry about complex removals and cleaning procedures, no more feeling self-conscious, no more dealing with constant re-fittings that come with Bridgework and Dentures. Life does not have to be over-complicated, so why continue to stress if you don’t have to? Schedule an appointment with Dr. McFadden and he will address any questions or concerns that you may have, as well as the Three common myths about Dental Implants.

MYTH 1: Dental Implants Are Painful
Dr. McFadden: “Very, very rarely do my patients say they experience noticeable pain after Implant Surgery.”

MYTH 2: Dental Implants Are Not Affordable
Dr. McFadden: “On the contrary, Dental Implants can actually be very cost-effective for patients. A single [tooth] Dental Implant Treatment is usually less expensive than an old-fashioned 3-Unit Bridge. Plus, most Bridges only last a few years whereas, Dental Implants, when done correctly, can last a lifetime.”

MYTH 3: Dental Implants Aren’t As Pretty Or Natural Looking As A Real Tooth
Dr. McFadden: “The Dental Implants that I place look very life-like and natural. Usually, they are virtually impossible to distinguish from a natural tooth.”

TEETH IN A DAY

The terms “Teeth in a Day”, “Same Day Teeth” and “Same Day Smiles” are used to market a technique where patients receive an immediate new set of teeth on the day of Implant Placement. Dr. McFadden has utilized this concept for many years. In fact, this particular technique has been in fashion for a number of years and has caused many patients to accept treatment, who otherwise, had been postponing treatment due to the feared they would need to go without teeth or use a denture for an extended period of time before achieving the final results. In the past, patients who underwent extractions or implants had to wear dentures during the healing phase of treatment. Dr. McFadden understands the importance of patients maintaining their dignity throughout this restorative process. Better Implant Surface Technology and shorter implant-to-bone healing times, Immediate Teeth can be placed on the implants on the day of Implant Placement. Most patients leave with much better smiles than they had just hours earlier.

Immediate Teeth are actually plastic temporaries that are only used for three to six months while the implants heal and while the permanent teeth are being fabricated. The required fit between the implant and the teeth is so precise that permanent restorations are not made for some months later. This interim period gives the dentist time for the impressions, try-ins and modifications, to ensure that the permanent prosthesis looks, feels, functions and fits as perfectly as humanly possible.  Even Single Implant Crowns can have Immediate Teeth when conditions are favorable.

Are “Teeth in a Day” procedures right for everyone? “Absolutely, not! There are dozens of factors involved in making the decision to perform any treatment.” Below is a short list of some of the most important factors to consider when deciding who is a candidate for Immediate Teeth:

Status of Natural Teeth: If you only have a problem with a few teeth, it is better to keep the good ones and only treat the bad ones. Many people unnecessarily have good, healthy teeth extracted because the use of Teeth in a Day is recommended far too often to patients who are not the right candidates for this procedure.

Amount and Quality of Bone: The implant must be placed in fairly dense, healthy bone in order to have the best chance to support Immediate Teeth.

Patient’s Ability to Clean the Prosthesis: Because the permanent teeth used with this technique are much more difficult to clean, not everyone is considered to be a candidate for this particular procedure.

Patients Who Grind or Clench: Patients who tend to grind or clench their teeth are not good candidates for Teeth in a Day. Tooth breakage is common with these types of prostheses. Careful patient selection is the key to success.

Cost: Teeth in a Day is an expensive treatment. In order to reduce costs, less expensive options are available to patients.

Only you, with the guidance of your dentist, can make the best decision regarding your treatment. It is always advised to have multiple opinions and multiple options. If you’re only given one treatment recommendation you should definitely continue to look further. Patients leave Dr. McFadden’s office with multiple treatment options. His philosophy is: With the right guidance and education our patients can chose which is best for them, both aesthetically and financially.

A PATIENT SHARES HER STORY

Sue was referred to Dr. McFadden by a Baylor professor. She confides that her mouth was a “train wreck” when she went to the consultation appointment.

“My failing dental restorations are what led me to Dr. McFadden’s office. Needless to say, I had seen many dentists prior to coming to his practice. I was surprised that my treatment with Dr. McFadden took less time, and was even more convenient than I had anticipated. I liked the fact that I could go to one practice and see the same dentist for all of my dental needs. I am very impressed with Dr. McFadden. He’s a meticulous perfectionist, which is definitely what you want in a dentist!

Before seeing Dr. McFadden I went to one of the clinics you see advertised regularly that offers a one-size-fits-all answer to address your dental needs. I realized this, and ended up leaving before the group consultation ended. Afterward, they continued to call me with special deals, which was incredibly annoying.

Dr. McFadden and his staff are very personable. I especially liked the fact that Dr. McFadden takes a lot of photos and is actually with you during the consultation, the planning, the impressions, surgery, and placement of your restorations.

How does Sue feel about her smile now? “I love it! I had my upper arch reconstructed. The upper arch is better than my real teeth ever were and no one believes me when I tell them they aren’t my natural teeth. Dr. McFadden bleached my bottom teeth and then perfectly matched the color of my upper teeth to them. His work is amazing!”

A PATIENT SHARES HIS STORY

Eddie ground his teeth (Bruxism) and suffered from acid erosion. This combination resulted in teeth that were severely worn down. After careful consideration, Eddie decided to move forward with a personalized treatment plan.

“I became self-conscious about the appearance of my teeth and didn’t smile very often. Now I realize how fortunate I was to get that referral,” Eddie explained. I felt understood, which really helped me feel comfortable with my decision. The treatment plans were explained straightforward so I knew what to expect.

I’ve seen people with crowns that look totally fake—like Chiclets. My teeth look completely natural. My family thinks my smile is great and I do too!”

5 WARNING SIGNS THAT A SECOND OPINION IS A GOOD IDEA

1) You’ve been told you aren’t a good candidate for a procedure such as Dental Implants.
2) You feel someone has tried to force-fit you into a certain solution, or you are not offered multiple treatment options.
3) Your office experience is something more akin to a “cattle call” than to personalized care. The dentist spends little, or zero, one-on-one time with you during your consultation. Instead, you are consigned to assistants and patient coordinators.
4) You feel you’ve been subjected to high-pressure sales tactics.
5) The dentist shows you “stock” before and after photos, has a very limited number of before and after pictures of actual patients, or if the results shown in the pictures all look about the same instead of customized to each patient.

FREE CONSULTATION & SECOND OPINION—COURTESY OF DAVID McFADDEN, DMD, FACP, FAAID

Dr. McFadden believes so strongly in helping patients find the right dental solution that he happily offers complimentary consultations and second opinions ($250 value). “I do everything possible to encourage patients to improve their dental health and smile. The general public is starting to realize that, just like in medicine where people understand the specialty and sub-specialty system, there is a dental specialty for restorative dentistry and tooth replacement (Prosthodontics). The consumer is becoming more and more educated about their dental options and the need for specialty dental care. Your smile and dental health are an important investment and can affect your overall health.”

MEET DAVID McFADDEN, DMD, FACP, FAAID

David McFadden, DMD, FACP, FAAID, received his Dental Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He received his Specialty Certificate in Prosthodontics from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1990. In 1995, Dr. McFadden was awarded Board Certification from the American Board of Prosthodontics. Recently, he earned Board Certification from the American Board of Oral Implantology, making him one of very few dentists to earn both certifications. In addition to these impressive accomplishments, he is the Founder and President of the American Society for the Advancement of Prosthodontists.

Dr. McFadden was previously a faculty professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center where he established the Dental Implant Center at UT Southwestern. In 2002, he opened the McFadden Dental Implant Center in Dallas, Texas. Recognized and respected for his expertise and teaching skills, Dr. McFadden continues to lecture locally, nationally as well as internationally.

In addition to his experience, skill and outstanding credentials, Dr. McFadden is known for his warm personality and his ability to connect with patients. He also prides himself in providing patient-centered care that is second-to-none.

Obtaining a world-class smile is just a phone call away. If you or a loved one could benefit from seeing a Prosthodontist, please call 214-956-9100 and schedule a complimentary consultation ($250 value) with Dr. David McFadden; an experienced, double-board certified Prosthodontist (Diplomate, American Board of Prosthodontics and Diplomate, American Board or Oral Implantology. His state-of-the-art practice in Dallas offers world-class dentistry and incomparable personalized care that will exceed your expectations. Dr. McFadden specializes in Prosthodontics (reconstructive dentistry) and treats a variety of patients whose dental needs range from routine cleanings to complex restorations. Dr. McFadden’s keen attention to detail enables him to create outcomes where smiles go from hidden to extraordinary.

“My practice is not high volume and this is by design.”

“After moving from Pennsylvania to Texas in 1988 Dr. McFadden fully embraced the Texas lifestyle. A love of the outdoors and staying busy inspired him to look for a country residence. In 2003 he moved to a ranch in south Dallas County where he breeds, trains and rides Tennessee Walking Horses. He also is the architect, designer and builder of rental cabins on the ranch. This private ranch is available for day and week rentals, parties, weddings and family reunions. Dr. McFadden is currently writing a book on horse training. He says, “like the saying goes, I wasn’t born in Texas but got here as fast as I could”.

PROCEDURES INCLUDE SURGICAL AND RESTORATIVE TREATMENT

• Natural Looking Crowns and Bridges
• Dentures and Partial Dentures
• IV Sedation
• Extractions
• Same Day Tooth Replacement
• Zoom Whitening
• Dental Implants
• Bone Grafting
• Implant Restorations

MCFADDEN DENTAL IMPLANT CENTER

5301 W. Lovers Lane, Suite 102
Dallas, Texas 75209
214.956.9100
www.Dentalimplantcenter.com


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