If you feel self-conscious about tooth loss, you could get back your smile with dental implants from Dentistry By Design in Richardson, Texas. Dental implants are the closest restoration to your natural teeth, giving you back the ability to speak, eat, and smile again with confidence. You don’t have to miss out on life because of missing teeth. Call us today to learn more about dental implants.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss. The small titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace where the natural tooth root would sit. Attached to the dental implant is a crown or bridge, depending on your unique needs, which fills in the gap left by a lost tooth and fully restores the function and appearance of the tooth. Patients in Richardson love dental implants because they look and feel like natural teeth. In fact, there is no special care required for dental implants. You brush and floss just like your typical oral hygiene routine.
Having dental implants placed requires several appointments, but in the end, it is worth the time spent for a restoration that truly functions like natural teeth. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Brad Tiner, who can decide if you are a candidate for dental implants. To determine this, he will examine the overall health of the mouth along with the density of the bone to determine if it is strong enough for dental implants. If the patient has experienced bone deterioration, they do not automatically disqualify from receiving dental implants. In these situations, a bone graft may be performed before the implant procedure to provide enough density to allow the implant to integrate properly.
Once it is time for the implant to be placed, the procedure is done under anesthesia so that the patient does not experience any discomfort. Once the implant is in place, it is covered with gum tissue and left to heal for 3-6 months. The final step can be complete when the implants have fully fused with the bone. Depending on the number of teeth missing, a crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to the implant or implants to restore the smile fully.
There are many advantages to dental implants over other tooth restoration options:
If you are tired of looking old and feeling embarrassed by the gaps in your smile, it’s time to do something about it. Call us at (972) 694-4823 and find out how dental implants can give you back your smile.