When it comes to bringing back missing teeth, dental implants are truly in a class of their own. These restorations sit on top of a new titanium “root” that is placed directly into the jawbone, making it the only treatment that replaces an entire tooth from top to bottom. At DFW Absolute Dental, Dr. Shahdad has used implants to rebuild countless smiles in the Allen area and beyond, and she can do the exact same for you. If you’re ready to have your complete smile back, contact us today to schedule a consultation.
As we touched on above, implants are the only treatment that replaces both the root and crown of a tooth. Thanks to this two-part construction, they are not only much stronger and more reliable than traditional bridges and dentures, but they can also help stop the bone loss that is common after tooth loss. The new roots actually stimulate and support the jawbone from within, leading to the growth of new bone in the area. This helps maintain the strength of the bite as well as the overall shape of the face. No other treatment can do this!
And, because implants are built just like natural teeth, they look and function just like natural teeth as well. Firmly anchored within the jawbone, patients won’t have to worry about annoying slippage or breakage while eating their favorite foods. Implants are typically topped with 100% white porcelain restorations as well, which are designed to blend seamlessly into the smile. In the end, the final result is the next best thing to nature.
Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of them, dental implants are a viable option. We can help you choose the right restoration for you when you come to see us for a consultation.
After an implant root has been placed into the jawbone, a single custom-made crown can be attached to it using a connector called an abutment. Unlike with a traditional bridge, this new tooth won’t require the support or alteration of the surrounding teeth, better preserving someone’s natural smile.
Instead of replacing consecutive missing teeth with individual implants, we can instead position two implants on either side of the gap in someone’s smile and use them to support multiple prosthetic teeth, forming a bridge. This is not only more cost-effective, but implant bridges are much stronger and more natural-looking than regular ones as well.
Using multiple implant posts, we can secure a denture directly to the jawbone to provide a hold and security a regular prosthetic simply can’t match. The All-on-4 procedure enables us to replace an entire row of teeth in just one appointment, and with mini-dental implants, we can even help patients who normally wouldn’t be good candidates for dental implants due to bone loss.
In order to ensure that our implant patients enjoy the highest level of care during all phases of treatment, Dr. Shahdad has partnered with some of the best oral surgeons in Allen to place her dental implants. These doctors have literally placed thousands of implants over the years, delivering quality results Dr. Shahdad stands by. After being given time to heal from placement (which can take a few weeks to a few months), a patient will return to DFW Absolute Dental to receive their new, custom-made implant restorations.
As we’ve touched on above, implants are able to help patients with varying degrees of tooth loss, so as a result, the overall cost of the procedure can vary quite a bit from person to person. Determining factors such as how many teeth a patient wants to be replaced, where they are located in the mouth, and what kind of restoration is used can all make the procedure more or less expensive.
While implants do tend to cost more than other tooth replacements, they are usually the better investment over the long-term. Why? In addition to their superior aesthetics and function, implants are also extremely durable. Typically, bridges and dentures need to be completely replaced every 7-10 years, but with dental implants, they can easily last for 30 or more. They are often just a onetime cost for patients, saving them thousands in periodic maintenance and retreatment over the years.