Dental Implants – Mesquite, TX
A Long-Lasting Way to Replace Teeth
Are you tired of dentures that always seem to be in need of adjustment and won’t stop slipping out of place? Or are you thinking about getting a dental bridge but don’t really want to make permanent changes to your remaining teeth? Nowadays, when it comes to restoring your smile by replacing teeth, dental implants are the new gold standard; call Dr. Walia at Dental Impressions today to learn more about the process and whether it might be right for you!
Why Choose Dental Impressions for Dental Implants?
- Convenient In-House Placement
Personal Touch for
- Dentist Skilled in Restorations
How Do Dental Implants Work?
After an initial consultation and necessary prep work (which might involve restoring lost tissue in the jaw via a bone graft), you’ll undergo surgery to receive dental implants. A number of titanium posts (the exact number depending on the extent of tooth loss) will be placed into the jaw. As the mouth heals, the bone itself will integrate with the implants, effectively turning them into artificial roots that can support an appropriate number of prosthetic teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Why are dental implants so widely recommended? The answer, of course, lies in the wide array of benefits that that they offer, including:
- An improved appearance thanks to carefully customized crowns, bridges, and dentures
- A smile that looks and feels as natural as possible
- The ability to eat all your favorite foods again thanks to the strength and stability of implants
- The convenience of prosthetic teeth that are permanently anchored in place
- Long-lasting implant posts that could potentially stay in your mouth for the rest of your life
Indications for Dental Implants
Patients that have either experienced tooth loss or expect to have teeth extracted in the near future should consider dental implants as a solution. Your gums will need to be free of infection before the surgery, and we’ll need to confirm that there’s enough bone in your jaw to support the posts; such issues will need to be addressed during an initial consultation. You will get a different number of implants depending on your needs.
Missing Single Tooth
On its own, an implant post can replace a single tooth. It normally takes about 4 to 6 months for the mouth to completely heal and join with the post. After that, a connector called an abutment is placed on the implant. An abutment is what will eventually hold your new crown in place.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Instead of removing small amounts of enamel from natural teeth to make room for a bridge, we can replace three or more teeth in a row with a pair of dental implants. Each implant will support a crown, and an appropriate number of false teeth will fill in the gap between them.
Missing All Teeth
About 4 to 8 dental implants are normally needed to support full dentures. When held in place by implants, dentures can simply be brushed and flossed as though they were natural teeth, and they can be used to bite and chew even tough foods that would normally give you trouble.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s important to figure out roughly how much your dental implants will cost as early as possible in the process. While we examine your mouth during your initial consultation, we’ll consider the number of posts you’ll need, the type of restoration required, and the individual steps of the implant process (which may or may not include bone grafts). Once we’ve figured out how much you can expect to pay, we can discuss using insurance or other financing options to keep your out-of-pocket costs to a minimum.