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 Krieger can help you make the right decision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.