Do you wish you could replace your entire tooth, not just the portion that’s visible in your smile? With the help of dental implants, you can make that dream a reality at Coco Dental. Not only can Dr. Patel restore your missing teeth with high-quality, durable dental crowns, but he can place dental implants in our Northwest Dallas dental office. Unlike other tooth replacement methods, dental implants are meant to turn back time on tooth loss and restore all of your missing tooth’s previous functions. With highly-advanced dental technology, he’ll be able to fine-tune every stage of your dental implant tooth replacement plan and ensure the most successful outcome possible. To schedule a consultation, contact his dental office today!
Dental implants are designed to replace the entire root structure, which disappears after a tooth goes missing. The root is responsible for many functions and makes chewing and grinding food feel natural. Unlike bridges and dentures, which only replace the crown portions of teeth and do not address the bone tissue underneath, dental implants resemble natural teeth more effectively than any other option.
Furthermore, dental implants have a very high success rate, even after 10 years of use. With success rates as high as 98 percent and lifespans as long as 25 years to a lifetime, that’s not a benefit you can expect from more traditional tooth replacement.
Finally, dental implants prevent bone resorption in the jaw and reestablish blood flow to facial tissues. These functions work to keep the jaw strong and maintain your facial shape. Tooth loss triggers premature signs of aging, so replacing teeth as closely as possible helps you keep your youthful appearance.
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth. Whether you need one tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch of teeth replaced, dental implants can make it a reality. Here’s how Dr. Patel makes it happen:
To replace a single tooth, we use a single implant and one porcelain crown. Porcelain is used to craft the restorations, so the crown can blend in with the existing teeth as naturally as possible. Dr. Patel only uses the highest quality dental ceramics available to restore your smile.
If you’re missing multiple consecutive teeth, an implant-retained bridge would be the most effective way to rebuild your smile. Since implants are designed to anchor the restoration, we don’t need to file down the enamel of the neighboring teeth just to have it placed. Generally, two implants can anchor a three- or four-crown bridge.
Thanks to the strength of dental implants, you don’t need to have a dedicated implant for each tooth you need to replace. In the case of implant-retained dentures, the implant posts are strategically placed throughout the jaw to maximize integration with the bone. This means you can replace an entire arch with only four to six implants. A denture can be made to be permanently fixed to your jaw or be removable for self-care.
It’s common for dentists to refer patients to an oral surgeon outside of their dental office when implants are needed. Thanks to Dr. Patel’s expertise in implant placement and restoration, however, you can expect a truly comprehensive treatment at Coco Dental. This saves you time traveling back and forth between dental offices. With the help of the CBCT scanner, digital X-rays are easily accessible for the most precise treatment planning possible.
It’s no secret that dental implants involve a complicated procedure, whether it’s for a single implant or a series of implants to hold a denture. For example, the cost of your treatment only increases when more implants or more customized restorations are needed to restore your smile. If you require any preparatory treatments, such as a bone graft or periodontal therapy, the cost of your overall treatment will be higher. During your consultation, Dr. Patel will go over each step of your treatment in detail. After performing a thorough examination, he’ll confirm what treatments you need to ensure successful implantation.
Keep in mind that while dental implants are expensive upfront, they’re still considered to be the most cost-effective solution to tooth loss because of their durability and functionality. You also won’t be paying for the same maintenance that comes with more traditional forms of tooth replacement.