Dallas, TX Dental Implants - Dallas Dental Specialists - Dental Implant Process
In the past, there weren’t many options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Usually, replacing a missing tooth or teeth involved wearing a removable prosthesis, or shaving down teeth adjacent to the gap and placing a fixed bridge. As modern implant dentistry has evolved, however, dental implants can now be used to fill in missing tooth space without making modifications to other teeth. If you’re considering dental implants in Dallas, TX, our implant dentists at Dallas Dental Specialists would love to discuss your options with you.
Reasons to consider dental implants:
• To replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
• Dental implants can sometimes resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space.
• To restore a patient’s confident smile.
• To restore normal chewing, speech, and digestion.
• To restore or enhance facial tissues.
• To support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.
• If you need to replace missing teeth or a single tooth, implants are a stable, permanent solution.
Our Implant Dentistry
Choosing a dental practice with a periodontist on staff is a smart move for those in need of dental implants in Dallas, TX. The American Academy of Periodontology defines a periodontist as a dentist who specializes in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease, and in the placement of dental implants. Dr. E. Drew Moore is a board-certified periodontist that loves seeing dental implants change the lives of patients, from restoring a confident smile, to restoring the functionality and chewing capability of the patient’s teeth.
Many dental practices offer to either place or restore dental implants. It can be difficult to find a dental practice that does both. Many times, dental practices that only restore dental implants refer patients to an oral surgeon who places dental implants, then they require the patient to come back to have a permanent restoration attached to the implant. Our Dallas, TX implant dentistry is different because we have multiple specialists under one roof that place and restore dental implants.
Dental Implant Process
At Dallas Dental Specialists, our implant dentists create a unique treatment plan for each case. The first step in the dental implants process is to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. To do this, our Dallas, TX dentists examine the site where the implant will be placed to determine if your jaw bone has adequate bone integrity to accept the implant.
If you’re a good dental implant candidate, Dr. Moore will surgically place the titanium “root” in your jaw bone and allow several months for the site to heal. During the healing process, the implant integrates with the jaw bone through a process called osseointegration. When the implant is stable, a permanent crown is attached to the custom-made abutment on top of the dental implant.
The length of time to complete the dental implant process will vary depending on bone integrity, other procedures needed before the implant is placed, and how many teeth are being replaced.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants depends on several factors including the number of teeth being replaced and the number of dental implants required to support your replacement teeth. Additionally, some procedures may be required before the dental implant is placed to ensure the longevity of your dental implants. To obtain a specific estimate, it’s best to have our Uptown Dallas, TX implant dentists examine your situation. We deliver unparalleled results and affordable dental implants in Dallas, TX.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Dental implants function like normal teeth and must be checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss as recommend by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your Uptown Dallas, TX dentist in six months, or more frequently if advised.
If you have questions about dental implants in Dallas, TX, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us today! We look forward to your visit.