DENTAL IMPLANTS IN MIDLOTHIAN, TX
Today’s modern dental implants allow you to enjoy a lifelong investment that restores missing teeth in a manner that mimics your natural smile. At Aesthetic and Implant Dentistry in Midlothian, we provide comprehensive implant therapy (from placement to restoration) in one convenient South Dallas location. From traditional implant therapy to same-day dental implants, we offer a variety of solutions based on your oral health needs and personal goals.
Our implant dentist in Midlothian, Dr. Jaramillo, will discuss your needs with you and recommend the best treatment plan for dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of a post that is inserted into the jaw and a crown that mimics a natural tooth – they are a treatment that replaces missing teeth. Dental Implants involve a minor surgical procedure to insert titanium posts into the jaw – these posts act like the root of a natural tooth. To replace the missing tooth itself, a crown is attached to the screw. The artificial tooth is functionally identical to a real tooth and it also looks the same as a natural tooth.
Dental implants offer a better alternative to bridgework and dentures, which often fail to achieve the same functionality and aesthetics as a dental implant.
Implants are also the best option for replacing missing teeth and natural roots that do not allow for bridgework. They are preferred to dentures as they offer a permanent solution for tooth replacement and allow patients to return to their normal eating habits and routine.
Dental Implants: Benefits and Advantages
Implant technology has advanced and is now the best option for tooth replacement. Modern dentistry has made it possible to get dental implants even if your jaw bone structure is not perfect or if you have other medical conditions.
Dental implants offer many advantages over other procedures such as:
- – They behave and act just like natural teeth
- – With proper care, they can last a lifetime
- – Dental Implants prevent bone loss
- – They protect adjacent teeth
- – Implants can help prevent facial sagging and premature aging.
- – They increase confidence when you laugh, talk, and eat.
- – Dental implants help keep your gums healthy and free of disease.
- – Dental implants are simple to maintain
- – Implants have a success rate between 95-98% if placed by an experienced specialist.
- – Dental implants allow you to resume your normal eating and oral habits.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
Prices for dental implants can vary depending on the individual situation. One tooth implant costs anywhere from $2,000 up to $6,000.
Multiple dental implants may be required if you have multiple missing teeth. However, the cost of each tooth will be slightly lower as some costs are only applied once. An implant-supported three or four-tooth dental bridge can cost anywhere from $5,000 and up. Full dental implant replacements cost around $40,000 and up for full-tooth restorations.
For more information about dental implant costs for your particular situation, please call our practice in Midlothian and set up a consultation. All of your questions about dental implants will be answered by our experienced and compassionate team.
Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?
Your implant specialist, Dr. Jaramillo, will take extreme measures to help you qualify for a possible dental implant procedure. During the qualification process, he will be looking for certain traits such as:
- – For dental implants, candidates must have sufficient bone.
- – Candidates must practice good oral hygiene.
- – Candidates should have good dental habits.
- – Candidates must have healthy gums
Before you can decide if dental implants are right for you, it is important to see our dental implant specialist in Midlothian. It is important to note that you may not qualify for implants if you smoke or have an autoimmune disorder.
What is the Dental Implants Procedure?
Dental implants can require several surgical procedures depending on your unique case. You will be prepared for the procedure after a thorough evaluation.
Dr. Jaramillo will review your medical history and provide a customized treatment plan. In order to allow for healing time between the procedures, dental implant surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. These are the steps to dental implant surgery:
- – The damaged tooth must be removed
- – If necessary, there may need to be grafting of the jawbone
- – Implant placement
- – Bone growth and healing
- – Placement of an abutment
- – Implantation of the artificial tooth (crown)
Can Dental Implants Be Done in One Day?
A single procedure can be completed for same-day dental implants in thirty minutes to three hours, depending on the case and the number of implants needed. You won’t leave our Midlothian dental practice with your permanent teeth, but you will have a full smile.
Are Dental Implants Painful?
We will provide anesthesia options to make the procedure painless. The majority of dental implant procedures are performed under local anesthesia. Dentists may use general or conscious sedation for patients who have certain medical conditions. Call our office today to schedule a consultation and for more information. All questions regarding dental implants will be happily answered by our team.
The Best Alternatives to Dental Implants
Dr. Jaramillo will be able to advise you about the alternatives to dental implant procedures if you do not qualify. Here are some alternatives to dental implants:
- – Implant-supported bridge
- – Flippers
- – Bridges made of resin-bonded materials
- – Full dentures
- – Partial dentures
- – Implant-supported dentures
- – Dental bridges
Start Your Journey to a New Smile Today With Dental Implants in Midlothian, TX
Still have questions? Keep reading and call us today to find out more about our dental implant procedure with our highly-experienced and compassionate specialist, Dr. Jaramillo. We are looking forward to meeting you!