Implant Dentistry for Southlake & Arlington
A dental implant is a device that mimics the root of a natural tooth, used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth such as a crown or bridge.
Research for dental implant devices is pervasive. In addition, Implantology is a revolutionary discovery in dental medicine. The materials used are biocompatible and are not considered harmful to the human body. The process of implants forming to the bone is called osseointegration. There have been numerous documented studies performed in every major continent. Dr. Doctor engages in unique mission trips to Mexico, Brazil, and other country's outreach services, for those in need the most. He serves to help instruct patients, and other doctors, as to the advanced-practice techniques he uses in his offices.
Bridges vs Implant
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, you do have a decision to make because there are choices. For example, many people choose a crown and bridge. However, this prosthetic is a far cry from the beauty and security you’ll get from an implant.
A bridge necessitates removing a considerable amount of structure from adjacent teeth. This is done to make room for the two dental crowns that hold your bridge in place.
However, the remaining tooth structure underneath those crowns is still susceptible to decay and infection. In the worst-case scenario, these teeth may ultimately need to be extracted thereby necessitating another larger bridge.
A dental implant, on the other hand, does not in any way impinge on your adjacent teeth. Dental implants in Southlake are stand-alone tooth replacements that can last a lifetime when you practice good oral hygiene and see the dentist regularly for checkups.
Posterior Single Implant Occlusal Access
For a posterior single dental implant in Arlington, Dr. Doctor first places the biocompatible post in your jawbone beneath the open socket of your missing tooth. After several months for healing, the crown is attached to the post with a small screw. The access hole to the post is then closed.
The advantage of this type of dental implant is that if the crown ever needs to be removed, this can be done through the access hole without disturbing the implanted post.
AnyRidge® Dental Implant System
One of the major benefits of dental implants is that they provide patients with a bite that feels firm and completely natural. And to help our patients achieve this achieve this level of functionality even better, Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Arlington and Southlake dental offices use the AnyRidge implant system.
Like other implant systems, AnyRidge can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire row of teeth. What sets AnyRidge apart from other implant systems, though, is its ease of use and its ability to get the most out of the patient’s existing bone density. Some doctors are even calling it revolutionary for being able to provide such unprecedented benefits for dentists and patients alike.
AnyRidge is a type of dental implant that often provides better results because of its unique design. AnyRidge is tapered and that works for a variety of smiles, ensuring that more bone tissue is preserved. In some cases Dr. Doctor is able to avoid bone grafting or advanced surgery by preserving more bone tissue, which is a major benefit for patient and doctor alike.
Also, the self-cutting threads on the AnyRidge implant makes placement easier, ensuring that a firm, stable connection is made between the implant and the bone when it’s first put in at either our Arlington or Southlake dental office. What’s more, AnyRidge’s unique design makes it possible for the abutment to grip the jawbone more tightly, ensuring that your implant never becomes loose.
These are the implant services that we offer in our Southlake & Arlington dental offices:
- All-on-4 Solution
- AnyRidge Implant System
- Bridges versus Implants
- Immediate Implant Placement without Bone Graft
- Immediate Placement with Bone Graft & Membrane
- Dentures with Four Mini-Implants
- Full-Arch Implant-Supported Bridge
- Implant Over Denture with LOCATOR® Attachment
- Hybrid Implant-Supported Denture
- Laser Exposure of Submerged
- Patient Education