As useful as traditional bridges and dentures can be, they can only replace the normally visible parts of your teeth; they do nothing about the roots that are needed to maintain a healthy jawbone. But with dental implants, Dr. Nguyen has the ability to replace the entire tooth structure. And, unlike other dental offices, there’s no need for a referral; you can have the surgery done right here at Legacy Dentistry! Call us today to learn more about the process of fully restoring your smile with dental implants in Midlothian, TX.
Dental implants are very small posts normally made of titanium. Since they’re meant to function as tooth roots, they’re surgically inserted into the jawbone so that they can become part of the bone through a process called osseointegration. They can then support a prosthetic such as a crown, bridge, or denture. As long as your mouth is healthy and your jawbone is sufficiently strong, we can replace any number of teeth with implants.
You’re likely a candidate for dental implants if you’ve lost one or more teeth and have decent overall health. Each implant procedure is different and will be designed based on your unique needs.
As you might expect, you’ll only get one implant when a single tooth is missing. After your mouth heals from the placement surgery, the post will be topped with a carefully designed crown that can endure the forces of your chewing and completely fill in the empty space to prevent your other teeth from drifting.
Have you lost three or more teeth in a row? We may be able to replace them all with a dental bridge (a restoration made of two crowns and a few artificial teeth). Instead of making changes to your natural teeth, like with a traditional bridge, the crowns will use a pair of implants for support.
Even if you’ve lost an entire row, implants can still be a viable solution. Anchoring dentures to four or more implant posts keeps them firmly in place and allows you to chew tougher foods you might have trouble with otherwise. Also, since the implants stop the jawbone from breaking down, there’s less risk that your dentures will need to be frequently adjusted.
Patients that lost their teeth a while ago normally have less healthy jawbone available to support implants. But with mini dental implants, which as you might expect are about half the size of regular ones, more people have the opportunity to enjoy new teeth supported by sturdy artificial roots.
Thanks to his training and experience, Dr. Nguyen can offer every stage of dental implant treatment in-house, from the surgical placement of the posts to their restoration. This will save you the trouble of having to drive to a new location in order to see an unfamiliar specialist. And, most importantly, it means your new teeth will be provided by a caring dentist that you already know and trust. Make Legacy Dentistry your one stop for high-quality tooth replacements!
Like many patients, one of the first things on your mind when considering dental implants is their price. Before we can give you a useful estimate, we need to check your mouth as well as your medical history and answer the following questions:
All these factors need to be considered in order to determine the final price of your new smile.
Keep in mind that dental implants tend to have a higher initial cost than other kinds of tooth replacement. However, due to their longevity and the numerous benefits they offer, they are often considered the best investment.
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