Have you heard about permanent dental implants? Implants are a wonderful option to root canals with crowns and bridges. That’s because all crowns and bridges have a limited life span …and can break, fracture or separate unexpectedly, causing pain and embarassment. They also need extra care in everyday cleaning, as well as regular maintenance from a dental professional. Full dentures and partials can leave you feeling insecure at the dinner table and severely limits the types of foods that can be enjoyed.
The answer is permanent dental implants!
Dallas Oral Surgery Associates have an amazing solution for you, with all of the advantages of natural teeth. With permanent dental implants, you can eat all kinds of food-including old favorites-with confidence. Even people who have been told they can’t get dental implants, as recently as a year ago, now can, using the latest technology. The doctors at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates can complete your dental implant procedure in a single day. And we’re pleased to tell you that most people say their experience was painless.
At Dallas Oral Surgery Associates we offer several implant-related treatments to replace one or more missing teeth. We specialize in implant treatment because we believe that dental implants are the ideal solution for tooth loss.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that we surgically embed deep into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, it will slowly fuse to your jaw through the process of osseointegration. After a brief healing period, the implant screw will be able to support a restoration against the strongest forces of your bite. Dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, and a full-arch restoration.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This makes implants a more convenient, durable, secure, and aesthetically pleasing option over traditional restorations. The numerous benefits of dental implants have made them the industry standard for tooth replacement!
The consequences of inadequate dental care are serious. Effects of teeth loss have far-reaching consequences, impacting health, employment prospects, and self-esteem. Since dental implants have gained popularity in replacing missing teeth, patients often have many concerns. 'What are implants made of?' is a common question that our dentists at Dallas Oral Surgery Associates often hear. There are many possibilities, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
We offer the All-on-4 treatment concept for patients missing all or most of their teeth. As the name suggests, this full-arch restoration only uses four implants to support the entire bridge. The posterior (back) implants are placed at an angle to utilize the strongest part of the jawbone. Other full-arch restorations usually require six to eight implants. Thanks to the revolutionary new technique, All-on-4 is much more effective and minimally-invasive than other options.
An implant-supported denture is similar to All-on-4 but usually requires more implants. We may recommend an implant-supported denture if you want a better alternative to traditional dentures. A traditional denture is a removable appliance that rests on the gums. Because it is not secured by implants, many patients experience difficulty eating, discomfort, and even embarrassing slips.
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first. During your consultation, one of our specialists will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
Dental Implant FAQ
We believe patient education is the cornerstone of good oral health. During your initial appointment, our team will be happy to answer any questions you have regarding dental implants. This is also an excellent opportunity for you to voice any concerns. Staying informed can help you better maintain your restoration and prevent potential problems.
Many patients need a bone graft, or ridge augmentation before implantation is possible. Osseointegration, the process responsible for the many benefits of dental implants, requires an adequate amount of bone in the jaw. If osseointegration does not occur, implant failure is virtually guaranteed. Fortunately, we offer ridge augmentation to improve the quantity and quality of deteriorated bone. In many ways, ride augmentation allows patients to receive dental implants when it would otherwise be impossible.
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