Dental Implants – Rockwall, TX
The Next Best Thing to Natural Teeth
Are you missing one or more teeth? You’re certainly not alone. According to the American College of Prosthodontists, more than 120 million Americans are missing at least one of their pearly whites. While there are plenty of options to chose from when it comes to filling that gap in your smile, one stands head and shoulders above the rest: dental implants in Rockwall. This state-of-the-art restoration is truly the next best this to natural teeth since it rebuilds the missing root structure as well as the crown. Read on to learn more, and give us a call today to discover how dental implants could potentially change your life!
Why Choose McNew Dental For Dental Implants?
- #1 Partnered with Local Dental Implant Specialists
- #2 Dr. McNew Has Well Over 30 Years of Experience
- #3 Flexible Financing Options to Make Dental Implants Affordable
What Are Dental Implants?
Traditionally, missing teeth have been replaced with either dental bridges or dentures. At McNew Dental, we are proud to also offer dental implants as a revolutionary alternative. Dental implants are a unique treatment that replaces every part of a missing tooth, including its roots. A dental implant itself is a small, screw-shaped titanium (or zirconia) post that is positioned directly into your jawbone. As you heal after surgery, your bone fuses to the posts in a process known as osseointegration. This essentially replaces the roots of the missing tooth, which benefits your jawbone as well as your new smile.
The integration directly into the jawbone provides a strong foundation for the customized restoration it supports that replaces the visible sections of your missing teeth. Depending on how many teeth you’re missing, this could be a dental crown, bridge, partial, or even a full denture! Regardless of how many teeth you’re replacing with dental implants, the final result will look, feel, and function just like natural.
The 4 Step Dental Implant Process
Just as no two smiles are exactly alike, the dental implant process is slightly different for everyone depending on their preferences and needs. That being said, it generally includes the following four major steps:
- Initial consultation: During this first visit, we’ll determine if dental implants are a good choice for you or if you need any preliminary treatments, such as a bone graft or gum disease therapy.
- Dental implant surgery: Next, we’ll refer you to a trusted local implant specialist to perform your dental implant surgery, wherein the dental implants are positioned in your jawbone.
- Osseointegration: This period of time allows the implants to fuse with the jaw (usually around two to six months depending on your body’s healing capabilities)
- Placement of the final restoration: Once your dental implant has fully healed into place, you’ll return to our office to have your custom-made crown, bridge, or denture anchored to it.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of teeth as well as the crown, creating the most natural replacement tooth possible. By adhering to the natural bone inside the jaw after placement, implants can last much longer than a bridge or denture, which have to deal with the ever-changing shape of the face and gums over time. Implants also stimulate your natural bone and allow blood flow to resume, preventing the jaw from losing its most optimal biting force and your face from prematurely sagging and changing shape. If you care about eating all your favorite foods while still maintaining your current appearance, dental implants are clearly the best choice!
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth anywhere in the mouth. Plus, there is no upper age limit for this revolutionary tooth loss solution as long as you meet the following requirements:
- You are well enough to undergo minor surgery
- You are free of oral health issues like tooth decay and gum disease
- Your jawbone is strong enough to support dental implants
If you are not initially a candidate for dental implants, there are various advanced dental implant treatments that can potentially get you on track for your new smile. Once we’ve determined that you’re a good fit for dental implants, we’ll create your treatment plan based on how many teeth you’re missing:
Missing Single Tooth
The traditional solution to a missing tooth is a dental bridge, which requires altering the neighboring healthy teeth in order to support the restoration. Dental implants are fully self-supporting, making them a healthier choice for your smile. A single dental implant post will be placed into the jawbone where the roots of the missing tooth once were, then it is topped with a custom-made dental crown.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Just like with a traditional bridge, an implant bridge can be used to replace a row of consecutive missing teeth. To do this, two implants will be placed on either side of the gap in a person’s smile, and these will support a custom dental bridge instead of the neighboring teeth. For multiple missing teeth throughout the mouth, several strategically-placed dental implants can be used to support a partial denture.
Missing All Teeth
At Mcnew Dental, we can offer patients with multiple missing teeth a variety of strong, natural-looking replacements, but among the best are implant dentures. This remarkable denture resembles its traditional removable counterpart in appearance, but thanks to the assistance of dental implants, they’re able to rebuild a patient’s smile in a way that is more lifelike, durable, and comfortable. With them, your implant dentist can help you finally say “goodbye” to the gaps in your smile for good.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implants are widely considered the most complete and state-of-the-art tooth replacement available today, but does that mean they cost an arm and a leg? Truthfully, dental implants do cost significantly more than dentures or dental bridges at first. However, they actually turn out to be the most cost-effective option over time thanks to their longevity and other factors. The overall price can vary from patient to patient, and we offer flexible financing through CareCredit to help make dental implants more affordable.
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