Dental Implants Dallas
If you have lost one or more teeth, you don’t have to live with a gap in your smile, and you don’t need dentures. Instead, dental implants are able to replace your natural teeth with an attractive, natural, and fully functional replacement. Dental implants are practically indistinguishable from your natural teeth, they require no special care, allow you to eat all your favorite foods, and can potentially last a lifetime with proper care.
Not everyone is a good candidate for dental implants, but if you can receive them, there is no better tooth replacement option available. To be evaluated for dental implants, please call us at (817) 481-6888 or email Grapevine Dental Care in Grapevine today.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are far and away the best tooth replacement option available. They stand apart because they:
- Look like your natural teeth
- Allow you to eat all your favorite foods
- Require no special care
- Stimulate your jawbone and gums to prevent resorption and collapse
- Can last a lifetime
They can do all this because they are the tooth replacement most like your natural teeth. Like your natural teeth, they have a root and a crown that are made of different material. The dental implant root is made of titanium, which is bio-compatible and can be fused with the bone in your jaw. The dental implant crown is made of an advanced ceramic, which not only looks like natural tooth material, it is highly durable and stain-resistant.
The interaction between the dental implant root and your jawbone mean that there is no reason why the dental implant can’t stay in place as long as your bone remains healthy.
The Ideal Candidate for Dental Implants
Are dental implants right for you? Dental implants are best for you if:
- You have lost one or more teeth
- You do not have untreated gum disease
- You have adequate bone
- You are a nonsmoker
If you do not meet all these criteria, you may still be able to get dental implants, but there may be some things that have to be done before you receive dental implants. Gum disease treatment is necessary if you lost your natural tooth because of gum disease. Because it attacks
your bone, gum disease can cause your dental implant to fail just the way it did your natural tooth.
If you do not have adequate bone, you may require a bone graft before you can get your dental implants. However, our cone beam CT scan gives us unprecedented visibility of the areas where the dental implant is to be placed. Often, this lets us place your dental implant precisely so you don’t need a bone graft.
If you are a smoker, you are encouraged to quit before getting dental implants. Smoking can significantly increase the risk that your dental implants will fail. At the very least, we will ask that you quit smoking temporarily before and after your dental implant procedure.