For patients who are healthy enough to undergo minor surgical procedures, dental implants are the best solution for tooth loss. Dental implants replace the entire tooth down to the root, and they are the only replacement options designed to mimic both the appearance and full function of a natural tooth. These patients have received dental implants in our office and can tell you about their positive experiences and what to expect from treatment.
Dental implants are a highly successful method for replacing missing or damaged teeth in Dallas, TX. They are the only replacement option that restores teeth all the way down to the root. They are a popular choice for tooth replacement because they prevent more serious complications, such as bone loss, facial sagging, and other problems caused by tooth loss.
Our oral surgeons at Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates have years of experience and can help determine if dental implants are the right restoration option for you. They offer a range of benefits to patients with missing teeth, and we encourage you to consider them. Feel free to contact our staff with any questions or to schedule a consultation appointment.
Three parts make up the design:
When all three pieces have been placed in the mouth, they create a natural-looking and fully functional replacement for missing teeth. When treatment is complete, the implant will look, feel, and function exactly like your natural teeth while simultaneously preserving the health of your jaw bone and surrounding teeth.
Placement typically requires several appointments at our Dallas, TX, office. At your first appointment, your consultation, we will review your medical history and take 3D scans to determine the exact condition of your mouth and jaw bones. 3D scans provide an incredibly detailed look at your mouth and help us develop the most accurate treatment plan, which is why we typically require them even if you have previously received traditional X-rays.
At your next appointment, the surgical procedure, your oral surgeon will place the post into the jaw bone. In some cases, they will attach the abutment at the same time. Over the next several months, the post integrates with your jaw. This integration provides a secure foundation for the prosthetic crown, and it helps maintain your jaw bone health over time. Typically, your restorative dentist will place the final piece of the restoration, your custom-designed prosthetic crown.
You can return to a normal diet once the prosthetic crown has been placed and treat your implant like any other tooth, caring for it by simply brushing and flossing every day.
They offer several advantages compared to traditional tooth replacement options, including
Many patients ask, “What is the cost of dental implants?” At Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, we offer dental implants at a competitive cost for the Dallas, TX, region. Attending a consultation with Dr. Phillips or Dr. Ray is the best way to get an estimate of your dental implants cost in Dallas, TX.
The cost of receiving dental implants depends on several factors, including the number needed, your insurance, the need for preparatory procedures (bone grafting), and your choice of anesthesia. During your consultation, your doctor will discuss all of these factors with you before determining a treatment plan. Once you have agreed upon a treatment, our team will be happy to estimate your costs.
They are an extremely successful method of replacing missing and damaged teeth, and they are the best option for restoring teeth for many reasons:
In the long term, they are the best investment because they have the potential to last a lifetime. You won't have to worry about replacing your implants down the road if you care for them properly. Other restoration options, such as bridges and dentures, often require replacement after several years.
If you live in or around Dallas, TX, we encourage you to visit Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Associates for your tooth replacement needs. Our oral surgeons have undergone extensive training and have years of experience with implant treatments. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation at our office, please contact our friendly staff.
If you are missing teeth, having teeth extracted, or have damaged teeth that will soon need replacing, dental implants may be the right solution for you. In most cases, if you are healthy enough to undergo an extraction, you are healthy enough to receive dental implants. Visiting our office for a consultation is the best way to know for sure if dental implants are right for restoring your smile.
During your consultation, our team will discuss all your options for anesthesia. Patients typically receive a local anesthetic to numb the surgical area. If you're worried about pain, you can choose to undergo IV anesthesia and sleep comfortably through the procedure.
After the procedure, minimal soreness and swelling are normal and may be cause for discomfort. Over-the-counter pain medication usually relieves this pain, though we may also prescribe narcotics for pain.
Each recovery differs based on the patient's individual condition and treatment plan. It's important to let your dental implants heal properly because it allows the implant post to integrate with your jaw. This integration is the foundation of the restoration and is key to the success of your dental implants.
After the initial placement procedure, most patients return to their normal routine within a few days. Your post-operative instructions will help you navigate recovery. However, the dental implants can take up to three months to heal fully. During this time, it's important to follow your post-operative instructions and maintain a soft food diet.
We are proud to offer patients dental implants at our practice in Dallas, TX. We provide the highest quality of care and look forward to restoring your smile and oral function.
If you have other questions about dental implants, please contact our office. We look forward to speaking with you.