Replacing Teeth with Single-Tooth Implant Replacements in Southlake & Arlington
Dental implants are the premier treatment option for one or more missing teeth. Dental implants have evolved over the past forty years into a mainstream restorative option for patients who wish to have a permanent and natural-looking replacement for missing teeth.
How can I Afford Dental Implants?
Dental implants are now more affordable than ever. We offer lost-cost dental implants, without compromising quality and service. There are many financing opportunities available that make implants an ideal solution. Your smile restoration can be made affordable through a variety of financing options available through our Southlake and Arlington offices.
- Discounts on Multiple Dental Implants
- 0% Interest Financing Through Care Credit
Prepay your account ahead of time to build a debit balance and cover your clinical service needs ahead of time. If you decide not to proceed with the treatment, payment can be returned back to you.
Since the process of placing and restoring dental implants can take several months, the expense is amortized over time.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a highly-engineered titanium post which is placed into the jaw or maxillary bone in much the same position as a natural tooth root. The implant is coated with titanium oxide which helps the bone adhere to the implant during the healing process. Approximately two to four months after initial placement, the implant is fully healed and is just as stable and sturdy as a natural tooth root. At this point, the implant is ready for Dr. Doctor who will place a crown permanently into the implant site creating a natural-looking, fully-functional tooth that appears to have grown naturally from beneath the gum tissue. A dental implant is extremely durable and has a very good rate of success (approximately ninety percent over forty years). These attributes have made dental implants one of the most sought-after treatments for missing teeth.
Posterior Single Implant Occlusal Access
Dental implants can be used to replace traditional dentures, replace single teeth or multiple teeth. In most cases, a dental implant is the preferred option over a partial denture or bridge.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you are missing one or more teeth, you may be a candidate.
Implants can be successful in patients ranging in age from very young and up.
Even if you have some early health concerns, you may still be eligible. You will need to discuss your medical history and treatment options with Dr. Doctor in order to find out if dental implants are the right option for you.
Requirements for Dental Implants:
- Good General Health
- Adequate Bone Depth (Bone Graft)
- Good Oral Hygiene
- Patient Compliance
Dr. Doctor will evaluate your candidacy for dental implants based on your individual needs, health, and lifestyle.
Is This Surgery?
While the placement of dental implants into the jawbone is a surgical procedure, placement does not usually cause considerable post-operative discomfort. Most patients report less discomfort with the placement of dental implants than with tooth extraction.
Questions about Anesthesia
Dr. Doctor will ensure your overall comfort level during the placement of the implants. Every aspect of your experience in our office is directed toward helping our patients and creating a relaxed and stress-free environment. You always have the option of undergoing your procedure utilizing local anesthesia injection, with or without nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or utilizing general anesthesia (conscious sedation). The anesthesia used by Dr. Doctor safeguards that you will remain cognizant and comfortable during the procedure. The medicine is short-acting and the effects will disappear over the course of the next day. The non-narcotic medications used result in very few incidences of most of the unpleasant side effects generally associated with general anesthesia, excessive drowsiness sand nausea. There are even remedies to instantly reverse the effect of conscious anesthesia.
While not all dental implant placements require the use of sedation, it is generally recommended for more extensive treatment plans. Contact any of our three convenient locations to schedule your implant consult and dental appointment.