October 17, 2016

Arlington Dentist Offers Implants to Replace Teeth

Filed under: Restorative Dentistry — Tags: , — tntadmin @ 9:52 pm

Dental Implants in Arlington, TX are today’s best tooth replacement option. Allheart Dental places these prosthetics for beautiful and durable smiles.If you are unfortunate enough to lose one or more teeth, you can depend on modern dentistry to fill that oral gap so you can chew, speak and smile confidently and properly. If you qualify, your Arlington dentists at Allheart Dental Care can place realistic dental implants to strengthen and beautify your smile for years.

What Happens after Tooth Loss

Tooth loss due to oral injury, decay, infection (abscess) or advanced gum disease has serious consequences. Besides the obvious aesthetic issues, smile gaps cause:

  • Gum recession
  • Bone deterioration
  • Sagging of facial muscles
  • Premature facial wrinkling
  • Misalignment and weakening of teeth adjacent to a smile gap
  • Difficulties with eating

So, it’s always best to preserve as many natural teeth as possible and also to replace lost teeth with appropriate prosthetics. Dental implants have become the superior tooth replacement option for older teens and adults.

Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants in Arlington, TX

During a restorative dentistry consultation, the dentist at Allheart Dental Care carefully evaluates the oral health of the patient. He or she should be free of gum disease and have sufficient bone to support a dental implant. Digital X-rays and other imaging give the doctor a clear picture of bone density and size. If there are problems with gum health or bone, these may be corrected before implant placement.

With a decision made to go ahead with the implant procedure, the dentist uses local anesthetic or a sedation option as required to get the patient comfortable. He or she drills a small hole into to the jaw bone and inserts a titanium metal screw, or cylinder. This device is the actual implant. Over the next several weeks, the bone and the titanium metal meld together through a process called osseointegration. After the site is fully healed, the patient returns to Allheart Dental Care for placement of a metal alloy post and porcelain crown.

Applications for Dental Implants

Successful and adaptable to many oral health scenarios, dental implants stay in place indefinitely as long as the patient brushes and flosses the site thoroughly twice day according to the American Dental Association hygiene guidelines. Also, the patient must get semi-annual check-ups and cleanings at Allheart Dental. The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons says 98 percent of dental implant procedures succeed and are retained for years.

Dental implants may be used to replace one, two or more teeth. In multiples, they may support fixed bridgework, partial dentures, and full dentures. Implant-supported dentures may be removable or fixed according to patient need and preference.

Learn More

The team at Allheart Dental invites you to arrange a restorative dentistry consultation at either our Red Oak or Arlington office. We’ll answer all your questions about modern tooth replacement and help you decide if dental implants are right for your smile. Contact Allheart Dental today.

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