Dental Implants Dallas TX
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They have become a standard of care in today’s dentistry. Replacing teeth is no longer limited to dentures, partials or having to alter other teeth to attach a fixed bridge.
The entire process is performed over the course of a few months. Dental implants are shaped like threaded screws which mimic tooth roots that are inserted into the jaw bone for support. After the implants are placed the gums are stitched and the implants must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal. During this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant and an impression is taken to create your final restoration.
There are many ways dental implants are used to replace teeth in the mouth which include the following:
- A single tooth crown over one implant
- A fixed bridge replacing three to four teeth using two implants
- A removable implant supported denture anchored by two to four implants for patients that want to secure their denture without the use of adhesive products
- A fixed bridge replacing all the teeth in the entire upper or lower arch using four or more implants. This is the Cadillac of implant dentistry today. This process can even be done while the failing teeth are still in the mouth. One can come in with their own teeth one day and leave with their new smile the same day. This is what we like to refer to as “FRESH START SMILE”
Your smile will look just like it used to and after a short period of getting used to your new implants, they will start to feel like your own teeth! Having the peace of mind and confidence knowing that your denture or partial is not going to fall out while eating gives one much better quality of life. Please come in for a consultation to find out what tooth replacement options are available for you.