Dental Implants – Rowlett, TX
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Your teeth are one of the strongest parts of your body, and that’s largely thanks to their simple two-part construction: a crown on top, and a root positioned firmly within the jawbone below. When one goes missing, most treatments only bring back the crown, but dental implants offer something better by restoring the root as well. With this treatment, the team at Rowlett Dental Associates can help you finally close the gaps in your smile for good, and you’ll never have to worry about your dental work showing or shifting out of place. If you’re ready to enjoy a full and healthy smile again, we’re ready to give it to you using the most reliable solution available today. Give us a call to get started.
Why Choose Rowlett Dental Associates for Dental Implants?
- Entire procedure provided under one roof
- Able to replace any number of teeth
- Treatment specially tailored to every patient
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental implants are attached to the jawbone just like natural teeth by using small titanium posts that replicate the tooth roots. Because of this, patients are able to eat whatever they want and don’t have to deal with embarrassing slippage.
- Unlike traditional bridges or dentures, implants don’t have any metal or plastic attachments that are needed to hold them in place. This helps them blend seamlessly into any smile, restoring someone’s health and appearance at the same time.
- The jawbone naturally starts to shrink after tooth loss, and regular replacements can do nothing to stop this. Dental implants, however, are the only treatment that can stop and even reverse this process, helping a patient maintain a more youthful appearance over time.
- If you’re budget-minded, dental implants can easily last for 30 years or more, making them one of the smartest investments for your smile. In fact, with routine maintenance, many patients are able to rely on their implants for life without issue.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants are an extremely versatile treatment, so whether you are missing one, a few, or all of your teeth, our team can put together the perfect treatment plan just for your smile.
Missing One Tooth
Rather than having to file down healthy teeth in order to support a bridge, a single missing tooth can be replaced using a dental implant-retained crown. It can be fitted between the remaining teeth without altering any of the surrounding dental structure, better preserving a patient’s natural smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
While implant crowns like those mentioned above can fill in multiple gaps throughout the smile, there’s another option for patients with consecutive missing teeth. Just two implants can be used to support a bridge that holds up to 4 teeth, making it a more conservative and cost-effective solution.
Missing All Teeth
Implant-retained dentures are anchored directly to the jawbone by using just 4-6 implant posts, giving them a level of security that regular removable prosthetics simply can’t match. Patients will enjoy a stability very similar to their natural teeth, and they can look forward to the fit lasting much longer compared to a traditional denture as well.
Start to Finish Convenience
As with any dental implant procedure, the first step involves surgically placing the new roots into the jawbone. Unlike other practices in the area, though, we won’t send you to an expensive specialist to have this done. Rather, our own Dr. Keane Fedosky has undergone the special training necessary to perform the procedure himself. Our implant patients are able to save time, money, and stress because they can receive everything they need right here at Rowlett Dental Associates, meaning they’re also able to work with the same trusted team throughout every stage of reclaiming their smile.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to help patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, and because of this, there is no fixed price for the treatment. Rather, the final cost is determined by how many implants a patient needs, what kind of restoration is used, and whether or not they require any procedures beforehand (such as a tooth extraction or bone graft).
While implants may cost more upfront compared to traditional bridges and dentures, they actually help patients save money over time. How? Because implants are able to last for so long, patients don’t have to spend a lot to get them replaced every few years like with other, more traditional treatments. This can quickly add up to thousands of dollars in savings.
Dental Implant FAQs
Even after reading all about dental implants above, you probably still have some questions about the finer details of the procedure. After all, since implants are such a huge investment in your smile, it helps to know as much as possible about them beforehand. That’s why we have assembled some of the most frequently asked questions that we get about dental implants and answered them here for your convenience. If you have a dental implant question that you don’t see answered on this page, feel free to contact us and ask.
Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?
You shouldn’t experience more than minimal discomfort during your implant placement, because we use plenty of local anesthetic and sedation. It should be noted that because it is a type of oral surgery, you can expect to experience some swelling and soreness for a few days following your procedure. However, this can be managed with either prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication. You could also apply a cold compress for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off as needed.
Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?
When determining whether your implants will be successful, the amount of jawbone mass you have left is crucial. This can be problematic, as patients who have been suffering through tooth loss for some time have undergone jawbone atrophy, leaving them with an inadequate amount of bone mass for implant placement. Bone grafting involves attaching an artificial bone tissue to your jawbone to strengthen it so that it can eventually support an implant.
Can Smokers Get Dental Implants Placed?
Yes, but it comes with a higher risk of implant failure. The success of your implants depends on a process called osseointegration, in which your jawbone grows around the implant post until the post is essentially a part of your own anatomy. Tobacco use severely hinders your oral healing ability, compromising the success of osseointegration. We strongly suggest quitting smoking before undergoing implant surgery.
How Long Will It Take for My Implants to Heal?
This depends on a few factors, such as how many implants you’re receiving and the current state of your jawbone. If you need a bone grafting procedure, that adds a few months to your total healing time. In general, you’ll also need a few months for osseointegration to be complete. Ultimately, the only way to give you a precise estimate of your treatment timeframe is to come in for a consultation.
After Implant Surgery, Is It Possible to Return to Work?
This depends on how complex your surgery is. After relatively small cases, like getting a single implant placed, many patients feel well enough to resume their days as normal. However, if your case is more complex, we highly suggest taking a few days afterwards to rest and recover.
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