Dental implants are biocompatible titanium posts implanted into the jawbone that replace teeth roots and act as an anchor for crowns. If you have missing teeth or teeth that need to be extracted and replaced, a dental implant from your dentist at Allheart Dental in Red Oak, TX might be the best treatment option. Dental implant procedures have a success rate of over 95% and nearly five decades of research supporting them as a superior option for replacing missing or unsalvageable teeth.
Single Tooth Replacement
One compromised, or missing tooth can be easily treated in ONE visit with a single dental implant. Single-tooth replacements have the highest success rate and is designed to remain aesthetically pleasing for a lifetime
Just as with one missing tooth, several missing teeth can be easily treated with dental implants. Multi-tooth replacements are similar to dental bridges, and are commonly performed when three or more teeth in a row are missing. Implant supported solutions for multiple teeth replacement vary from multiple "single-unit" implants and crowns for each tooth space, or implant bridges (similar to dental bridges) that are permanently fixed and secured by 2 or more implants.
Implant-supported dentures will replace entire jawlines along the top or bottom (or both) rows, acting as a more effective denture that will not shift around the mouth or fall out when jaw movement occurs from eating or speaking. Instead, implant-supported dentures will lock into place as an entire row of comfortable, bottom or top jaw connected row of teeth.
The benefits of implant-supported dentures are countless, but patients agree these dentures are a vast improvement compared to wearing traditional dentures. Implant dentures are permanent which means there is no need to remove your teeth for eight hours a day to clean them. Patients with implant supported dentures can brush and floss their dentures like natural teeth. These dentures also look more natural because there is less synthetic gum tissue needed to attach the prosthetic making it easier for many patients to speak clearly. Finally, patients are able to eat many of the foods restricted from the diet of a traditional denture wearer like pears, steak, or even caramel.
After an initial consultation with our expert doctors, we will determine if you require a dental implant procedure. When you arrive for your procedure, we will give you an anesthesia to sedate you, so the treatment is painless and straightforward. For the first stage of the procedure, we will place a titanium post your jawbone. You will then undergo a healing period, so the bone will naturally fuse to the post.
After the healing period, we will attach a small connector post or abutment to the implant: this will hold your new tooth. Finally, during your third visit, we will fabricate a crown that fits atop the connector, creating a beautiful, natural tooth.
For this procedure, we require a consultation before we can plan any next steps. We would like a chance to fully examine your mouth before diving in headfirst. If you have a missing tooth, or a set of missing teeth, and require an implant, call our office immediately and schedule your appointment with our caring dentists. We are determined to bring happy smiles to everyone in Red Oak, Lancaster, Ovilla, Glenn Heights, Desoto, Waxahachie, Ferris, Arlington, Grand Prairie, or the Dallas and Fort Worth Metroplex and beyond.