Our oral surgeons at Park Cities Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates have years of experience and can help determine if they’re 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 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.