Long-Term, Functional Tooth Replacement
Many people will end up missing an adult tooth at some point, even though permanent teeth are meant to last forever. At Full Smile Dental, our dental experts offer a variety of implant-based solutions to help patients restore their smiles and feel more confident about their teeth. If you have one or more missing teeth or wish to replace a failing or damaged tooth, contact us to learn more about dental implants in Dumas, Canyon, Amarillo, Farwell, and Dalhart, TX.
The 4 Biggest Advantages of Dental Implants
When you restore a tooth with a dental implant, you experience many benefits, including:
Your implant crown is specially designed to blend in with your other teeth for beautiful, natural-looking results. Many people won’t be able to tell which tooth is the implant!
Protect Oral Health
Dental implants fuse to the jaw bone and provide stimulation during chewing. They are the only tooth replacement option that prevents jaw bone loss and also dental shifting.
Regain Full Functionality
With a sturdy foundation, your implant will remain secure in your mouth. They are exceptionally strong, allowing you to eat the foods you want without worrying about moving parts or discomfort.
You can receive as few or as many implants as you need to restore your smile. If you are missing many or all of your teeth, you may qualify for 4-Hour Smile, a treatment that involves a complete smile makeover.
Types of Dental Implants
Full Smile Dental offers many types of dental implant treatment tailored to your exact needs. At the consultation appointment, your oral surgeon will go over these options with you and help determine the right restoration for your health, goals, and finances.
- Single Tooth Replacement. One dental implant can replace one missing, damaged, or failing tooth. You can receive an implant anywhere in the dental arch, including molars, for healthy, long-term restoration.
- Immediate Implants. If you need a tooth extracted and have enough jaw bone, we can insert a dental implant post at the same appointment as the extraction. This saves you time and money, and you do not have to go without a tooth.
- Implant-Supported Bridges. Traditional bridges require teeth on either side of a gap to be filed down, whereas a dental implant can support a bridge. This protects the health of your existing teeth and provides more stability and health benefits.
- 4-Hour Smile. This life-changing procedure uses dental implants to support a fixed denture. It takes only one surgical appointment and is ideal for patients with many missing or damaged teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Prior to receiving a dental implant, we will take 3D scans of your mouth and teeth and discuss your options for anesthesia. Most patients undergo IV sedation for this surgery, which will render you into a sleep-like state and unable to feel pain.
You must have adequate jaw bone to support the implant. If your jaw bone has weakened, we can place a bone graft to stimulate new bone to grow. Once the graft has healed and there is enough to serve as a solid foundation for your implant, you are ready for your dental implant surgery.
On the day of your surgery, your oral surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue and insert the implant post. If you are receiving immediate implants, we will extract the tooth and insert the post into the empty tooth socket. Sutures will be placed as necessary and you will rest in our office until the anesthesia wears off.
In most cases, we will place a temporary crown to wear while the implant post heals. Once it has fused to the jaw, you will return to your dentist who will place your final, custom crown.
Dental Implant Cost and Value
The cost of your dental implant treatment depends on several factors: how many implants you need, anesthesia, if you require bone grafts or extractions, and your insurance. During the consultation, we will discuss each of these factors with you and provide you with a cost estimate.
Because they are a long-term tooth replacement, dental implants provide you with an incredible value. They are easy to clean and require no special care—simply brush and floss like a natural tooth. Other restorative options like dentures, partials, or bridges only sit on top of the ridge in your mouth. They do not fuse to the jaw bone, increasing the risk of jaw bone atrophy. With dental implants, you can feel confident in your natural-looking and secure solution while knowing that your oral health is protected.
Dental Implants in Dumas, Canyon, Amarillo, Farwell, and Dalhart, TX
Full Smile Dental provides exceptional dental and oral surgery care to patients of all ages. Our team of general and cosmetic dentists, pediatric dentists, and oral surgeons are committed to going beyond the standard of care for every patient. Each of our offices are equipped with advanced technology and accept many forms of payment and financing to make your oral health treatment more affordable. If you have a missing tooth, a badly damaged tooth, or wish to restore your smile after years of missing teeth, contact us today. We offer many dental implant treatments and will help you achieve a complete smile you can wear with pride.
Frequently Asked Questions: Dental Implants
How Long Does a Dental Implant Last?
A dental implant can last a lifetime with proper care. Keep it clean and attend regular dental checkups to ensure it remains healthy.
How Long Does the Procedure Take?
Surgery typically takes about an hour per implant. It is an outpatient procedure that will be completed in one surgical visit.
Will It Stand Out From Other Teeth?
The crown of your implant is designed to blend in with your other teeth. It will match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth for natural-looking results.
What if I’ve Been Missing a Tooth for Years?
If you’ve been missing a tooth for some time, the jaw bone has likely weakened in that area. We can insert a bone graft, which stimulates the bone to heal around it, forming new bone. Once healed, you can receive a dental implant.
Experience the Full Smile Difference
Receive thoughtful oral surgery and dental care in a modern and comfortable setting. Our state-of-the-art facilities and expert team ensure every experience is made exceptional. We look forward to serving you and your loved ones.