Dental Implants in Dallas, TX
Whether you’ve lost a tooth recently or sometime in the past, dental implants are good options for replacing them as long as the mandible, or jawbone provides a good support structure.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Implants
If you’ve recently lost a tooth to decay or an accident, then our dentist at All Care Dental can replace it with a dental implant. In some cases, replacing a tooth right away is possible, but it usually takes about three to six months before the area is ready for an implant.
Checking the Structure
The most important aspect of replacing a missing tooth with an implant is to make sure the support structure, which is the jaw, is in good shape. Many times when a tooth is missing, there can be some bone that is lost as well.
If too much is lost, then a patient may not be eligible to receive implants. However, our dentist in Dallas, TX, may be able to do a bone augmentation surgery to strengthen the jaw for implants.
Implants for Bridges and Dentures
If you’re having several teeth extracted at once, or have dentures or a bridge that replaces missing teeth, you may be able to get mini implants to stabilize the bridge or dentures. Instead of needing to use adhesives to keep the plates or bridges in place, the mini implants allow you to clip them in place.
Sometimes when denture wearers eat or talk, their dentures can slip out of their mouths. Not only can this be embarrassing, but it could also cause the plates to slip and fall out, which can break them. However, by using mini implants to clip them in place, you don’t have to worry about them slipping out.
If you want to know whether you’re eligible for implants, consult with our dentist at All Care Dental, who has experience with placing implants for one or multiple teeth in Dallas, TX. She will examine your mouth and determine if implants can help you replace your teeth.