Dental Implants – Inwood Village, TX
Restore Your Natural Tooth, Bite and Smile!
When one or more natural teeth are lost, patients can find themselves struggling with reduced oral function, damaged health, and a reduced sense of self-confidence. Traditional reconstructive solutions may help provide temporary relief, but many find them uncomfortable and not lifelike enough. You deserve a lasting, proven tooth replacement that turns back the clock on your beautiful smile to what it once was, and that’s just what you’ll find here at Inwood Village Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to replicate the entire structure of your natural tooth, which allows them to reinvigorate both your oral health and your aesthetic appearance. They may be a significant commitment, but Dallas patients will be able to enjoy the positive effects they create for many years to come. These include:
- Jawbone deterioration is a serious concern after natural teeth are lost. With new dental implants in place, patients can avoid this potential issue and keep their oral health strong and thriving.
- The stable support of dental implants means that patients won’t experience any loosening or “slippage” over time. You can feel fully confident in the results!
- There are no dietary or hygiene restrictions with dental implants. They can be treated just like natural teeth.
- Dental implants are truly built to last. In fact, many patients are able to enjoy them for the rest of their lives.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dr. Brownlee will design a high-quality, customized restoration to fit over the implant(s), recompleting your smile in a strong and seamlessly beautiful fashion. Dental crowns are mounted over individual implants, while implant-retained prosthetics can be designed to restore multiple teeth at once – our approach will depend on your individual needs and preferences.
Missing Single Tooth
A single dental crown is used to cover an individual implant. These crowns are made from porcelain, a material specifically designed to match natural tooth enamel almost exactly. It even reflects light like real tooth enamel and is incapable of developing decay because of its inorganic properties.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Alternatively, implant-retained prosthetics can be designed to restore multiple teeth at once, including dental bridges! If you need to replace two or three teeth at a time, a pair of dental implants can effectively anchor a multi-crown bridge. Keep in mind that this type of bridge does not require removal of tooth structure to place like traditional bridges.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re in need of a better-fitting prosthetic, implants can be designed to attach to a larger partial or complete denture. Additionally, All-On-4 implants are also available for patients who have suffered significant tooth loss and are in need of comprehensive coverage.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
It’s no secret that dental implants are a highly customizable and complex treatment. Not only does that mean you’ll have multiple options to consider for replacing missing teeth, but you’ll also need to consider if preparatory treatments will be needed in order to make implants viable in the long-term. Both have the potential to make your implant treatment more or less expensive than another patient’s.
With that in mind, It cannot be stressed enough that dental implants have shown to be the most cost-effective solution to tooth loss. Not only does their use feel natural, including everything from smiling, to chewing, to practicing oral care, but they last longer than other tooth replacement options. If they seem expensive now, it’s because they are truly considered a long-term investment by dentists and oral surgeons alike.