If you've lost a tooth or multiple teeth, you may be a great candidate for dental implants in Grand Prairie from the Northern Dental & Hygiene Centre! A dental implant is surgically placed into your jawbone and serves as an artificial tooth root designed to hold a crown or a bridge. Dental implants are permanent tooth-loss solutions and, unlike dentures, are not removable. Because your replacement tooth will be constructed to look and function like a natural tooth, you will be able to eat and speak normally. You don't have to hide the gaps in your smile any longer!
Dental implants are wonderful options for patients who have lost a tooth from advanced tooth decay or an injury to the mouth. To receive a dental implant, you must have enough strong bone in your jaw to support the implant and be in good general and oral health. Your health will impact your ability to heal properly and be a candidate for surgery.
Thanks to ongoing advances in digital imaging, we can offer patients digital 3D implants that allow for faster conversions and a more accurate view of your mouth prior to and after the implant surgery. This means you'll have the benefit of a new tooth that's perfectly placed in your mouth!
During your initial consultation and ensuing visits to prepare for your dental implants in Grand Prairie, your dentist will tell you what to expect during every stage of the restoration. The implant is actually a titanium post that will be placed in a hole drilled into your upper or lower jawbone. The abutment, made from titanium, gold or porcelain, is attached to the implant with a screw and will connect the implant to the crown. The dental implant procedure usually takes two visits with plenty of healing time in between. The entire healing process can take anywhere from six months to a full year.
Please check with your insurance company prior to your first visit to learn your level of coverage. Dental implants can be costly without dental insurance.
After treatment, you will need to practice good oral hygiene and home care along with regular visits to our office. Follow-up visits are very important in monitoring your progress and ensuring your teeth and gums remain healthy.
Please contact our office for more information about dental implants in Grand Prairie to determine if they're the right choice for you. We’d be more than happy to answer any questions or address any concerns that you may have!