Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants
Provided you are in good health, there is a chance you are a dental implant candidate regardless of your age. Some individuals have health issues hence; dental implants will put their life at risk. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, we have skilled and experienced dentists who are conversant with different methods of replacing your missing teeth to ensure you have your lost smile back and can eat your favorite foods once again. Our dentists will assess to decide the best option to use in replacing the missing teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are made from titanium. The implant is put into the jawbone and helps with supporting the natural-looking crown. The implant must fuse properly with the jawbone to ensure it is firmly held. An abutment is attached to the implant when the procedure is complete. Subperiosteal and endosteal are the two dental implant types. Endosteal is where the dentist embeds implants on the jawbone, each capable of holding one or more crowns. Subperiosteal is mainly used on patients who lack height on their jawbone.
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Mini dental implants are small implants that do not require complete jawbone embedment. The mini dental implants measure 3mm in diameter that fasten on the jaw bone. They look like ordinary dental implants, although they are small in size. This mini implant comprises two parts: a socket with an O-ring embedding the tooth to position and a titanium post containing a ball.
Mini dental implants replace most teeth and are an excellent alternative to fixed crowns, bridges, and dentures. They are capable of supporting loose arch dentures.
Implants vs. Bridges
Bridges and dental implants will help restore your smile. Regardless of your option, our dentist will match the color of the replaced teeth with your natural ones. Dental implants seamlessly fit against the gums, while bridges don’t offer a natural fit. Dental implants will feel like natural teeth once fitted, will never slip out, and are durable and strong. Bridges made from porcelain are also comfortable. However, it will take some time before you get used to them. They are also known to strain the abutment teeth.
Implants vs. Dentures
Our team also uses dental implants and dentures to help improve your smile. Dental implants use titanium screws fixed onto the jawbone with a crown placed at the top. Dentures are metal or plastic frameworks that can be removed and carry different prosthetic teeth. Depending on the number of teeth missing, you might have partial or full dentures.
A dental implant is a complex process that costs more when compared to dentures. The implants are made from sturdy and high-quality materials like titanium, while the crown is made from porcelain or ceramic. Dentures cost less and must be replaced after five to eight years. They are mainly made from lighter and stronger metal than acrylic, which costs more.
Every patient has specific needs. At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates, our dentists will evaluate and recommend the best treatment plan. We offer the best options for missing teeth replacement, guaranteeing long-term aesthetic and functional results. Call us at 214-363-9946 to set up a consultation.