Dental implants are the gold standard for replacing one or more missing teeth. This restorative dental treatment option is permanent because they replace teeth at the root. An implant comprises a titanium metal post or anchor, an abutment, and a dental crown. Multiple dental implants can secure dental bridges and dentures for patients missing rows and arches of permanent teeth. We work with patients to create custom dental implants in Argyle, TX.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to treatment with implants. Dental implants:
- Ensure restorations last: Dental implants secure crowns, bridges, and dentures. Implant-secured restorations can last longer than bridges secured by adjacent teeth or removable dentures because implants fuse with the jaw bone.
- Support Bone and Gum Health: Missing teeth leave a space that does not support the surrounding teeth, gums, or jawbone. We secure implants in the bone beneath the gums so they can restore one or multiple tooth roots.
- Look and Feel Natural: Once implants are fully healed, they act like replacement tooth roots. This means they allow patients to bite and speak naturally as if they have their natural teeth back. We also use natural-looking materials for implant-secured restorations.
Dental Implants in Argyle, TX
Before implant treatment, we will take X-rays of your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if you are a good candidate for implants. We may recommend dental extractions, gum disease treatment, or root canal treatment to ensure patients are healthy enough for treatment. Patients who do not have enough healthy bone to support implants can receive bone grafting.
Once patients are healthy and have enough bone to support their restorations, we will place the implants in the jaw bone and a healing cap over the implant anchors or posts. Over three to six months, during osseointegration, the implants will integrate with the jaw bone. Once the implants are fully healed, we secure the permanent restorations. We can place single implants for crowns or multiple implants to secure bridges or dentures.
Restore Missing Teeth
Do you have one or more missing permanent teeth? Contact our office for implant treatment today at 940-531-9753 or schedule a dental appointment online.