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Dental implants provide the best option for a patient with missing teeth and/or teeth that need to be extracted and replaced. Dental implants last the longest out of any other tooth replacement option. Dentists and patients alike prefer dental implants because they last longer, look more natural, and function more like your natural teeth than any other option..

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that securely holds a restoration like a crown, bridge, or denture in place. The restoration is used to alter the appearance of the implant to make it appear as natural as possible. The amazing feature of dental implants is that they not only allow the tooth to be replaced and have a great appearance, but they also decrease the likelihood that future problems will arise. This is because the implants help to support the existing bone in the affected area, which subsequently leads to an overall stronger bone/tooth composition. Dental implants have about a 95% success rate, even when the damage and decay is severe. There are three dental implants that Silver Sage Family Dentistry offers:

Single Tooth ReplacementsMulti-Tooth ReplacementsImplant-Supported Dentures
Single Tooth Replacements
This option provides the best success rate for the patient. The beauty of single-tooth implants is that they do not decay or require root canal treatments. Essentially, it’s a completely new tooth. With single tooth implants, our dental implants dentist replaces one tooth with one implant, and we typically top the implant with a natural-looking dental crown.
Multi-Tooth Replacements
This option is similar to single-tooth replacements; however, it is only required when three or more teeth are affected by decay and damage. Once again, this is a stronger, more resilient option because the implant itself is resistant to decay. The restorations associated with a multi-tooth replacement procedure are either dental crowns or a dental bridge if the teeth are side by side.
Implant-Supported Dentures
This option will replace entire jawlines on the top or bottom rows and will be much stronger than the standard set of dentures. Due to their locked-in position, they do not adjust or move when speaking or eating. If you already have a set of dentures, we can use those in conjunction with your new dental implants by drilling holes in your existing dentures. If you don’t, we’ll create a new set of dentures with holes already drilled to match the placement of the implants. The holes align perfectly with the implants, allowing them to snap into place so you don’t have to use messy glues anymore!

Dental Implant FAQs

What are the benefits of dental implants?

If you’re in need of dental implants, Fort Worth dental office Silver Sage Family Dentistry can complete the entire process in-house. Dental implants offer patients many benefits as a tooth replacement option:

  • Look, feel, and function like natural teeth
  • Help maintain facial structure when natural teeth are missing or extracted
  • Prevent bone loss caused by missing teeth
  • Offer a permanent tooth replacement option
  • Easily taken care of – brush and floss like normal

How many appointments does it take to complete the dental implants procedure?

In order to place your implants and the restorations, you will need to come into our office for multiple appointments. Your specific case and needs will determine how many appointments you will need, and we will discuss what your treatment will look like at your consultation. Our dental implants dentist is highly skilled in the placement and restoration phases of dental implants, so rest assured that you are in good hands and your smile will look great in the end.

Will my dental implant fail?

The instance of a dental implant failing is extremely rare. However, if it does fail, it will most likely be caused by poor oral hygiene habits or incessant teeth-grinding. Just like with your natural teeth, these can both cause the dental implant to weaken and result in a damaged implant that will need to be immediately fixed.

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies based on your individual needs. Silver Sage Family Dentistry strives to provide affordable dental care to all our patients. We are a very insurance-friendly office, so we’re happy to check your benefits, and file and track your claims if dental implants are covered by your plan. We can also split up your out-of-pocket cost into monthly payments. Additionally, we have an in-house membership plan for uninsured patients. For a low annual fee, you’ll receive 30-50% off dental treatments, including dental implants! Speak with a team member to learn more and enroll.

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