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The Dental Implants Procedure


Dental implants are small titanium rods that are used to replace missing teeth. The rods are placed into your jaw and fuse with the bone. Abutments are placed on the top of the implants and those abutments are covered over with ceramic crowns, bridges or implant supported dentures. At Dallas Prosthodontics, we offer dental implants as a solution to tooth loss, restoring the function of your mouth as well as your smile. The procedure is a surgical one and requires a few different steps.

Why Implants?


Missing teeth significantly impact your life. Daily tasks, like eating and speaking, are greatly affected. Implants offer several benefits:
•  Restored eating and speaking
•  Greater comfort
•  Ease of care
•  Maintain the strength of your jawbone
•  Boost your confidence

Consultation


Before we place your implants, you must first have a consultation. During this consultation, we will perform a thorough oral exam to check on the health of any remaining teeth as well as that of your gums. We will also take a few x-rays to assess the condition of your jawbone. You will need sufficient bone mass to successfully support the implants. X-rays will also help us to plan the best placement for your implants, which will provide you with the best results possible.

Surgery


On the day of your surgery, you will arrive at the surgeons office and he will first administer a local anesthetic and use any sedation techniques as necessary. Once the anesthetic takes affect any irreparable teeth are removed, then he will make the necessary incisions, drill into your jawbone to place the titanium rods. The incisions are then closed. Temporary teeth are placed, allowing you to eat and speak while you heal.

Healing


It could take several weeks to several months to heal from dental implant surgery. Rest is important during this time, as is proper care of the surgical sites. We will supply you with specific care instructions before sending you home. You will need to eat soft foods while you heal, so you don’t irritate your gums, but you should also make sure they are nutritious. While you heal, you will come back for periodic appointments so we can monitor your healing progress.

Getting your Permanent Teeth


After you are healed, you will come back to our office and we will place the abutments on each implant. We will then take impressions, which will be used to fabricate your final, permanent teeth. The teeth fabrication will be done at a lab and could take anywhere from one to two weeks. When your teeth are ready, you will come back one last time so that we can check for the fit of your false teeth and set them in place. For the most part, unless you choose removable overdentures, your false teeth are set permanently in place. However, should you require maintenance we can unscrew them to work on them. You have a permanent, beautiful smile and no one will know that you have implants.

The implant procedure does take some time, but the benefits far outweigh the healing time required following surgery.

Single Tooth Replacement
Dallas, TX


Missing a single tooth can look trivial, but it can really change the appearance of your smile and even affect your dental health. One missing tooth will leave a space that will affect how you chew food, and even disturb your speech production. Thankfully, you can replace just a single tooth without waiting for others to fall out or even causing a detriment to your jawbone health. At Dallas Prosthodontics, we carry out single tooth replacement to help patients restore their smiles, oral health, and ability.

What Is A Single Tooth Replacement?


Single tooth replacement is a procedure our professionals perform to restore a missing tooth for patients. Dental implants are the most suitable solutions for a single tooth replacement. Dental implants consist of three parts. One is a tiny titanium post which is surgically placed inside the jawbone to act as a tooth root. Another is an abutment which holds the third part which is a crown to the titanium post. With so many benefits to offer, dental implants prove to be long lasting solutions with little to worry about.

How Is A Single Tooth Replaced With A Dental Implant?


Once you lose a tooth, our professionals advise that you come for a replacement as soon as possible. This is to prevent the jawbone in that space from losing its density. In your initial appointment, our professionals will examine the vacant space. We will also go through your dental and health records to ensure that you are a fit candidate for a dental implant.

If you do not have adequate jawbone density in the space, you may require an initial bone graft procedure. This will help to rebuild your jawbone to required health. Once healed, the procedure for placing the dental implant will commence. Our team will surgically place the implant post into your jaw, and allow your jawbone to bond with the post during a healing period. The bonding is necessary to hold the post securely.

After the jawbone has healed, holding the implant post firmly, we will proceed to attach the abutment to the post. This may require several weeks to heal. Finally, a crown that has been previously designed to fit your teeth alignment will be placed to complete the tooth replacement.

Benefits Of A Single Tooth Replacement


While the most obvious benefit is an instant and enhanced restoration of your beautiful smile, single tooth implants offer better esthetics for your dentition. They subtly blend in with your natural teeth to give the perfect finished look. With dental implants, your natural teeth are all still retained, as other replacement options may require that you remove or reshape some of them.

Also, replacing a single tooth with dental implants ensures that your teeth alignment is preserved, and more importantly, bone loss is prevented. Dental implants are a good choice for your oral health, and they tend to last a lifetime.

So, do not hesitate about replacing your single missing tooth. You can contact us at Dallas Prosthodontics to learn more about how you can benefit from a single tooth replacement. Call us today at (972) 503-7200 to schedule a fitting consultation.

Single Tooth Replacement Photos


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