Missing teeth can adversely influence your oral health in many ways. They can affect your oral functions like eating, speaking, and smiling. In addition, they allow your teeth to shift, wear down specific teeth, and can lead to additional tooth loss. Dental implants are solid restorations that provide durable solutions and help reinstate your oral functions and smile appearance. At Dental Attraction in Dallas, Texas, we offer advanced dental implants to replace one or several missing teeth.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant substitutes one or more missing teeth or supports a bridge or dentures. A small titanium post, called an endosteal implant, is surgically inserted into your jawbone and ultimately becomes an integral part of the bone through the osseointegration process. If you lack sufficient jawbone to lodge the endosteal implant, a subperiosteal implant will be placed between the gum and jawbone.
Types of Dental Implants
Several types of dental implants are available, and based on your situation; we can decide your restorations. Dental implant options include:
- Single implant
- Implant-supported bridge
- Mini implants
- Implant-supported dentures
The Procedure for Dental Implants
Although getting dental implants varies according to the individual, the basic steps are the same. On your first visit, Dr. Rouhani will examine your oral condition and take X-rays to create a treatment plan. Once you meet all the requirements, we will prepare the implant site. Local anesthesia is administered to make you comfortable. An incision is drilled on the gums, and the implant post is placed and sutured.
When the site has healed sufficiently and the implant has fused to your jawbone, we will place an abutment onto the implant. Finally, your customized dental crown will be placed, fitted for comfort, and bonded into position. The entire process may take a couple of months to complete. With efficient care, your dental implants can last your lifespan.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants renovate the aesthetics and functionality of your teeth, so your self-confidence will soar, and you will regain your self-worth. Their benefits include:
- A vibrant, natural-looking smile
- Easy maintenance, since they don’t need special care
- Eliminate fear of denture slippage
- Regaining the ability to eat your favorite foods
- Speak better and smile more
Is a Dental Implant Restoration Expensive?
The cost of your dental implants will be based on several factors that are specific to you. The implant type needed and any additional procedure, such as a bone graft, the materials used, and your insurance coverage, will determine your final dental implants cost. During your initial consultation, we will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the expenditure you will incur.
To learn more about our dental implant treatments, visit our office, Dental Attraction, at 4727 Frankford Rd #333, Dallas, TX 75287. You can also reach us Dentist in Dallas TX (972) 733-0999.