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Dental Implants in Fort Worth
AIt doesn’t matter how tooth loss occurs. Whether it is caused by injury, poor dental hygiene, health factors, or anything else, finding a secure replacement is of the utmost importance. Dental implants in Benbrook are the only comprehensive solution following the loss of one or more teeth. Dr. Givan provides dental implant care in our state-of-the-art office.
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically implanted beneath the gum line. Here, it acts as a prosthetic root for the tooth replacement that is attached with a connecting abutment. A dental implant can support a single crown, and multiple dental implants retain a bridge or complete denture.
Dental Implants: The Whole-Tooth Replacement
The benefits of dental implants are numerous and significant compared to non-implant retained options in tooth replacement.
First, dental implants look and feel just like the rest of your teeth, which allows you to eat, speak, and smile with full confidence once again.
Dental implants also promote better oral health. Our bones need stimulation to thrive -- but after you have lost a tooth, you are missing the root that provides this activity for the jaw. By replacing the tooth’s root, the dental implant keeps your jawbone healthy and whole for a lifetime to come.
Then there is the lifespan to consider. Dental implants can last for decades with proper care, while dentures lose their fit and need to be replaced every six or seven years. Ill-fitting dentures are uncomfortable, stressful, and cause the oral sores that have been linked to oral cancer. Dental implants secure a denture without the need for messy adhesives, allowing you to live without the stress that your denture will move around or fall out at an inopportune moment.
Procedure for Dental Implants
How are dental implants placed? The procedure is broken up into two stages: initial implantation and final restoration. A recovery of several months is needed in between.
- Implantation: Performed under local anesthesia and other sedation as needed, the gum is opened and the dental implant is buried beneath.
- Recovery: In between the first and second stages, the dental implants and jawbone will gradually fuse together in the process known as osseointegration. The recovery period lasts from four to eight months.
- aRestoration: After osseointegration is complete, the dental implant is secure in the jawbone. A connecting abutment is placed on top of the implant, and the prosthetic tooth is attached to the abutment.
Because dental implants are surgically placed, patients should be able to recover from an invasive procedure to be eligible candidates for the tooth replacement. People with health conditions affecting the immune system may need to consider a non-implant supported option. Dental implants also require plenty of healthy bone and gum tissue for successful anchoring. Severe cases of periodontal disease should be treated in advance of implant dentistry. Bone augmentation procedures can create more space in a weak jawbone.
Making Dental Implants Affordable
The cost of your dental implant tooth replacement varies depending on your unique treatment plan. The bulk of the cost is in the implant posts and their surgical placement. Depending on the materials used, a single dental implant post can cost anywhere from $500 to $3000 or more. In addition to the costs of the implants and their surgical placement, you also need to keep in mind a variety of other factors that can impact the overall price of treatment, including preparatory procedures like tooth extraction, sedation dentistry, and your replacement tooth or teeth. Before we begin your treatment, we’ll walk you through the price for each step of the process and help you to plan for the out of pocket costs. We do our utmost to help patients fit their dental implant tooth replacement plans into their budgets.
Request an Dental Implant Consultation Today!
Implant dentistry is the comprehensive solution following tooth loss. If you would like to discuss your eligibility for dental implants in Fort Worth, don’t wait to get in touch with Dr. Givan. Request an appointment online today!