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Dental Implants – Dallas, TX

The Most Lifelike Tooth Replacements

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If you suffer from tooth loss, you can trust any of our office’s restorations to help. All our replacement teeth work well and deliver great results, from dentures to dental bridges. Even so, the fact is that our dental implants in Dallas are the superior way to restore your smile. Modern dentistry sees these posts as the most lifelike of all the tooth replacements. If you want to learn more about them, just keep reading or book a consultation today.

Why Choose Lake Boone Dentistry For Dental Implants?

  • Partners with Local Specialists
  • A Dentist with Decades of Experience
  • Third-Party Financing Available

What Are Dental Implants?

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In themselves, dental implants are small posts made of sturdy titanium. Dentists design and use them to replace the roots of a patient’s missing teeth.

Unlike dentures or dental bridges, dental implants have their own distinct placement method. The treating surgeon sets them directly in the jaw’s sockets instead of over the gums. This feature ensures the implant posts fuse with (and stimulate) your jawbone’s tissue, making them permanent parts of your mouth. The prosthetics can then support their abutments (i.e., metal connectors) and final restorations.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Due to how it works, a dental implant treatment follows a complex and multi-step process. The steps involved are the following:

  • Initial Dental Implant Consultation – Before you undergo dental implant surgery, you’ll consult Dr. Mitchell about treatment. This talk lets him confirm your oral health, smile goals, etc.
  • Dental Implant Surgery – With Dr. Mitchell’s approval, we’ll perform your implant surgery entirely in-office to ensure quality results.
  • Dental Implant Osseointegration/Abutment – After the surgery, your dental implants will slowly fuse with your jaw. We’ll place their abutments once this fusion process has ended.
  • Delivery of Dental Implant Restoration(s) –Once you’ve gotten your abutment(s), you’ll visit us for your final restoration a few weeks later. This item will be a dental crown, bridge, or denture, depending on your case.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

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Through dental implant treatment, you’ll enjoy benefits like:

  • A Beautiful Smile – Since dental implants are capped with porcelain, they blend seamlessly with your smile. Most people won’t even notice they aren’t “natural” teeth.
  • High-Success Care – Dental implants tend to succeed in the long run. In fact, their long-term success rate is over 95%!
  • Youthful Looks – Dental implants stimulate your jawbone, keeping your face full and youthful.
  • Better Chewing – Due to restoring your bite force, dental implants allow you to chew your favorite tough foods.
  • Long-Lasting Results – When given daily care, dental implants can last twenty years or more.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, you’ll likely benefit from dental implants. These posts can just as easily fill large smile gaps as small ones. Still, only patients with healthy gums and a dense jawbone qualify for them. Your gums and jaw need to be fairly strong to support implants once they’re placed. If their tissues are too weak, the implant posts will come loose and suffer a failure.

Missing One Tooth

One dental implant and crown is enough when you only lack one tooth. With this pair, the result should be a restored smile that can last longer than a dental bridge. Notably, placing the implant and crown won’t alter your nearby teeth. Implant posts only need to fuse with your jaw to stay secure.

Missing Multiple Teeth

When you’re missing several adjacent teeth, an implant bridge is an ideal option. This device is a fixed restoration that uses dental implants instead of crowns. For that reason, placing it doesn’t require a dentist to alter your nearby natural teeth (i.e., abutments). The treatment process won’t remove any of your existing enamel.

All that said, a partial implant denture may work better when the missing teeth aren’t adjacent.

Missing All Teeth

A full implant denture is your best bet when you’ve lost (or will soon lose) all your teeth. Once it’s placed, this appliance can restore an entire arch with just a few dental implants. That means it won’t slip or fall like a regular denture, as its implants will keep it secure. The number of posts is also minimal to ensure a less involved treatment.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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Even if you want dental implants, you may hesitate due to their (potential) price. Fair enough – these posts won’t help if they exceed your budget. However, the cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient. You’ll need to consult Dr. Mitchell in person to get an exact estimate. After doing so, our team will find ways to make your treatment more affordable. We’ll even walk you through your implants’ pricing factors, payment options, etc.

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