Dental implants and implant-supported restorations can replace missing teeth from the root to the crown of the tooth. In turn, restore form and function to your smile. For eligible patients, dental implants in Carrollton, TX can provide a superior alternative to traditional dental bridges and dentures.
Dental implants are small, threaded titanium posts, which are placed in the jaw to replace missing tooth roots. The posts fuse with your jawbone acting as the root of your tooth. Your new crown is supported by the titanium post placed in your jaw bone. Dental implants create a lasting solution for tooth loss, and with proper care, can last a lifetime.
Implant dentists in Carrollton, TX, such as Dr. Dillard use implants for more than replacing one tooth. In modern implant dentistry, dental bridges or dentures are permanent. Often, permanent restorations are referred to as implant-supported restorations. The posts act as a strong, permanent foundation for fixed restorations, playing a fundamental role in repairing your smile.
Your oral and overall health is of the utmost importance when considering dental implants. Sufficient jaw bone is needed for implants and implant-supported restorations. Healthy gum tissue, free of periodontal disease is necessary before placing an implant. After all, your dentist wants implant to feel like your own, and last forever.
You may need a dental implant if:
You may not qualify for dental implants if you have:
If dental implants are appropriate for your needs, Dr. Dillard can work with you to create a personalized treatment plan. The entire dental implant process can take anywhere from three to six months. Before Dr. Dillard can place your dental implant in Carrollton, TX, he will perform all necessary extractions during a preliminary visit.
In most cases, the dental implant procedure can be completed in about one hour at our Carrollton office. The treatment is performed under local anesthesia. Next, your procedure will follow a few fundamental steps:
Once your dental implant is placed, three to six months of healing are typically required before the final restoration is attached. During this time, the bone tissue fuses to the implant in a process called osseointegration.
Once osseointegration is complete, you will undergo a second procedure in which the gums are incised, and an abutment piece is attached to the implant. The abutment will connect the implant to your crown, bridge, or denture. Once the gums have healed, your dentist can begin taking impressions that will be used to create your restorations.
Pricing for a single implant and dental crown can vary, depending on additional procedures required. Extractions, bone grafting, sedation, or other procedure can increase the cost of your dental implant.
We don’t want the cost of implants to prevent you from restoring your smile. Therefore, we accept all PPO insurance as well as financing through CareCredit®. Dental implants offer a multitude of benefits, including increased stability and security.
Dental implants are a revolutionary dental procedure that can revitalize smiles. For patients who’ve lost one or more teeth, implants can leave patients feeling complete and natural once more. Here at the office of Anthony Dillard, DDS, we strive to make your implant procedure as simple and comfortable as possible.
Several dentists are able to restore implants, however many cannot place implants. Often, patients travel to far-away specialists and schedule additional, time-consuming appointments at unfamiliar offices. Dr. Dillard can perform every step of the treatment process right here at his Carrollton, TX office.
Dr. Dillard has undergone extensive training in the art of dental implant placement. Simply put, Dr. Dillard can make your care more efficient, saving you valuable time. Not to mention, providing you with the superior benefits of dental implants.
Dr. Dillard will begin your implant process by carefully and precisely placing a small, titanium post (the new “root”) into the empty socket. At this point, the rejuvenation process begins. Then, you will wait for approximately three to six months to heal from the implant procedure.
Finally, the area will have formed a solid, natural foundation. You will be ready for the abutment and customized crown placement. Our main goal is that you feel comfortable and delighted with your new look.
Most significantly, the biggest benefit of dental implants is that they integrate directly with the jaw. In turn, helping to alleviate the problem of bone loss in the jaw. Bone loss is common when it comes to missing teeth that are left untreated for a long period of time.
Don’t suffer through another day with an ailing smile. Instead, contact the Carrollton office of Dr. Anthony Dillard today to schedule an appointment with our team! We can’t wait to improve your oral health and overall quality of life with our wide variety of available services. Restore your smile today by contacting us online or calling (972) 394-1492.