Dental Implants – Allen, TX
We Offer Permanent
Just one missing tooth can dramatically impact the entire smile. For instance, did you know that when you lose a tooth, you take away a source of stimulation from the jawbone? Without a tooth root, the bone loses nutrients and begins to deteriorate. Although dental bridges and dentures keep teeth in alignment, they do nothing to address this problem. However, dental implants in Allen, TX do! At The Dental Den of Allen, Dr. Anniece Ward is proud to offer this service and give patients a new life for their smiles. If you would like to know if you are a good candidate for this option, give us a call!
Why Choose The Dental Den of Allen
for Dental Implants?
- Highly-Trained and Experienced Dentist
- Low-Interest Financing Available with CareCredit
- Convenient Weekend Appointments Available
What is a Dental Implant?
Although artificial, a dental implant is the next best thing to a natural tooth! A dental implant is a replacement tooth that does more than just address the visible part. Specifically, the implant post looks and acts like a natural root, encouraging new bone growth in the jaw below the gums’ surface just like a real tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because of their unique structure, dental implants offer many things that other replacement options can’t. For instance, dental implants tend to be significantly more stable than regular bridges or dentures, which means that you don’t have to worry about your prosthetic teeth slipping while you talk or eat. Also, being embedded firmly in the jawbone, dental implants allow you to enjoy a stronger bite, enabling you to eat a more nutritious diet of fibrous fruits and vegetables.
Patients who undergo dental implant treatment tend to see successful results more than 95 percent of the time, and they keep their replacement teeth for 30 years or more. Also, dental implants do not depend on your remaining healthy teeth for support, which means that you get to preserve more of your natural teeth for as long as possible.
Are Dental Implants Right for You?
In general, most patients in need of tooth replacement qualify for this advanced treatment. You only need to be in good oral health and have enough density in your jawbone! Whether you need just one tooth or all of them replaced, we can find an implant treatment to complete your smile.
Missing Single Tooth
Instead of using a dental bridge, which requires reshaping two healthy teeth for one lost tooth, we can place one implant into the socket and then attach a dental crown to the top without negatively affecting the teeth around it. This way, you get to keep your natural teeth whole.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For several teeth in a row or even teeth spread throughout an arch, a couple of dental implants can anchor a dental bridge or partial denture in place. As a result, these implant-retained restorations are likely to last for decades without needing to be replaced.
Missing All Teeth
If you wear a full set of dentures, you can still benefit from dental implants. Just four to six posts in strategic spots throughout the arch can hold a denture in place much more securely compared to a removable prosthetic, giving you the strength to eat what you love again!
How Dental Implants Work
The dental implant process consists of two basic steps. Once we’ve determined that implants are right for you, we’ll refer you to a local specialist we trust for the surgical placement procedure. After the posts have healed correctly, an abutment or connector will be placed, and then our team can work on getting your custom restoration fabricated. We collaborate with implant experts so that you get the most value and best results from your procedure. For example, we can attach a three-unit bridge to a single implant!
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
In full disclosure, dental implants have a higher upfront cost compared to more traditional treatments. However, unsupported replacement teeth have to be adjusted and switched out much more frequently, driving up the overall cost for these options. In fact, in the long term, dental implants often prove to be a very wise investment in your smile. When you meet with Dr. Ward, she can go through your specific case, give you an accurate estimate, and work with you to make treatment more affordable.
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