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.
What are dental implants?
Three parts make up the design:
- The titanium post – The anchor of the restoration, the post, acts as a tooth root, providing the support needed for the prosthetic crown.
- The connecting abutment – The abutment attaches to the post and connects it to the crown.
- The prosthetic crown – The prosthetic crown is designed to look and function just like a natural tooth and completes the dental implants.
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.
What are the benefits?
They offer several advantages compared to traditional tooth replacement options, including
- Improve chewing and speaking abilities
- Mimic the appearance and function of natural teeth
- Prevent healthy teeth from shifting
- Maintain jaw bone stimulation and prevent bone loss
- Boost confidence
Dental Implants Cost in Dallas, TX
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:
- They are designed to look and function exactly like natural teeth. Most people can’t tell which teeth are your dental implants.
- They require the same care as natural teeth. Simply brush and floss your teeth every day to maintain their health.
- They replace teeth all the way down to the root, which means they are the only option that preserves your jaw bone.
- They prevent your other teeth from shifting out of place and causing facial sagging.
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.
Dental Implants in Dallas, TX
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.
Dental Implants FAQ
Can I receive dental implants?
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.
Will I feel pain during dental implant treatment?
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.
How long is recovery after dental implants?
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.
Where can I find dental implants near me?
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.
Tooth Replacement Options
Our office in Dallas, TX, offers many options for tooth replacement. Our oral surgeons, with years of experience and training, can help you determine which option is best for your needs. Every patient is different, which means a treatment that works for one patient may not be beneficial to you. When you visit our office for a consultation, Drs. Phillips and Ray can help you make the right decision.
- Prevent bone loss
- No removable parts
- Prevent dental shifting
- Improve appearance
- Replace one or more missing/damaged teeth
- Permanent replacement solution
- Improve confidence in smile
Dental implants are one of the most popular and successful options for tooth replacement. Their unique three-part design mimics the appearance and function of natural teeth. The implant post acts as the anchor for the other two parts and provides the foundation needed to support them. The abutment is the connector piece between the post and the prosthetic crown, which is custom designed to look just like your natural teeth.
Dental implants allow you to maintain a confident smile and a regular dental hygiene routine. Schedule a consultation with one of our oral surgeons to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants.
- Replaces an entire row of teeth
- No removable parts
- Prevents bone loss
- Improves facial appearance and smile
- Prevents dental shifting
Full-arch restoration is a revolutionary treatment for patients interested in permanently restoring a full arch of teeth. This treatment provides patients with all the benefits of dental implants in a more time-efficient and cost-effective procedure. Receiving individual implants to replace an entire arch of teeth can take a long time and get expensive. A full-arch restoration strategically uses as few as four dental implants as a base for a fixed denture.
Just as dental implants preserve your jaw bone health, a full-arch restoration will do the same. Our oral surgeons can typically complete the procedure in just one or two visits, which means you will be smiling again right away. Your new teeth will be custom designed to match your natural teeth and will mimic their function as well.
- Replaces one or more teeth
- Prevents dental shifting
- Improves eating and drinking abilities
- Increases confidence
- Requires replacement after several years of wear
Our doctors recommend fixed bridges for patients who cannot receive dental implants. A fixed bridge can replace a single missing tooth or several missing consecutive teeth. The bridge is designed to bridge the gap by attaching to the healthy teeth on either side of the empty socket(s). The bridge of teeth rests on the gums and therefore does not prevent jaw bone loss. Also, your oral surgeon must grind down your adjacent healthy teeth to support the bridge.
- Prevent dental shifting (partial dentures)
- Improves ability to eat
- Removable tooth replacement option
- Semi-permanent option (may require adjustment or replacement)
- Restores smile
Dentures are one of the most well-known solutions for replacing a partial or full arch of missing teeth. They are made to fit into a patient’s mouth and typically held in place with adhesive. Dentures are the best option for patients interested in a removable replacement option. However, dentures require special care, can slip around and cause discomfort, and may not always fit comfortably. In some cases, our oral surgeons can perform pre-prosthetic surgery to improve the fit, but dentures also must be replaced after years of wear.
Tooth Replacement in Dallas, TX
We are proud to offer several options for replacing missing teeth at Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates. Your treatment will depend on your condition and your preferences for replacement. Whether you’re interested in a permanent or removable option, our doctors can help you decide which replacement procedure is right for you. Call our office and schedule a consultation to learn more about our tooth replacement services.
Where can I get the best dental implants in Dallas, TX?
Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates, Dental Implants & Wisdom Teeth
6140 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX 75225
Phone: (214) 363-2475
Monday–Thursday: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM–2:00 PM