Dental Implants in Dallas/Fort Worth
There may be a number of reasons why you want a tooth replaced with a dental implant. From simply restoring the cosmetic appearance of your smile to preventing gum and bone loss, dental implants help many patients improve their oral health and confidence. Give our office a call today or use our contact form to schedule a convenient implant consultation.Schedule Appointment
The Dental Implant Process
The first thing that will need to be done is the tooth that needs to be removed will have to be extracted if that hasn’t been done so already. Next, a titanium post will be surgically implanted into the gums. Over the course of several weeks, the gums will begin to heal around the implant and it will begin to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. This creates a very stable foundation for an artificial tooth to attach to once the implant has healed. The artificial tooth will then be created to match the surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color, allowing the implant to blend in seamlessly with the rest of the teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer numerous benefits to patients who are missing one or more teeth. Among these are:
- Improved appearance
- Easier to eat and speak
- Comfortable in the mouth
- Other teeth are not altered
- Prevents gum and bone loss
- Don’t have to be removed to be cleaned
- Can last a lifetime when treated with care
Dental Implants and Affordability
When it comes to cost, it is true that dental implants tend to cost more than a traditional bridge or crown.
This is because the procedure is more intensive and implants are built to stand the test of time, whereas other dental restorations have to be replaced after 10 to 15 years. If you are concerned about financing the cost of your dental implant, please get in touch with our office. Dental insurance will typically cover at least part of an implant procedure, and our in-house dental plan also offers discounts for restorative treatments. For more information, please call our office or visit our financial page.Learn More
Dental Implant FAQs
Are dental implants permanent?
Dental implants mimic the look and feel of natural teeth because they are permanently placed in the jawbone and can be treated just like natural teeth. There are situations in which an implant or the crown on an implant has to be removed and replaced, but implants are considered a permanent treatment because they tend to last for many years without needing any adjustments or modifications.
Are dental implants better than bridges?
Dental implants are not better or worse than bridges. Dental bridges are less costly than implants, but they have to be replaced every 5 to 15 years and don’t support jawbone health like implants do. Implants require more recovery time than bridges and can require a bone graft procedure before they are placed. Both are great choices for different reasons, and our team can help you decide which option is right for you.
How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth, depending on your unique needs. If many teeth need to be replaced, we will likely recommend that you receive an implant-supported denture, which only requires a few implants and a custom denture that attaches to them. Our implants are always custom made for your needs, so we can work with you no matter how many teeth you need replaced.