Dental Implants in Keller TX
If you have unwanted space in your smile from a missing or extracted tooth, you may be able to get dental implants. The team at Esthetique Dental want to help give you the smile you have always dreamed of! The procedure consists of fusing a titanium support, a type of artificial root, to your jawbone that will act as an anchor for the new tooth. The false tooth will then be attached to the support and your smile will look good as new! Dental implants can be used for individual tooth replacement or for multiple teeth as an alternative to dentures.
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular in recent years. According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, about 3 million people in the United States have dental implants, with that number increasing by 500,000 every year.
Advantages of dental implants
● Implants are extremely natural looking
● Fusion of the implants into your jaw make them very stable and comfortable compared to traditional dentures
● They last a lifetime
Disadvantages of dental implants
● Implants are a major financial investment
● The process of getting implants can be time-consuming and requires multiple visits to the dentist
● There is a chance there surgery fails (roughly 5% of the time)
Types of implants
Your dentist will be able to tell you which type of implant is right for you based on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, jawbone width and length and patient comfort. A consultation with your Esthetique Dental dentist will help you decide which procedure would be right for you.
Endosteal Implants: This is the most common type of implant where the titanium is shaped like a screw and fused to the jawbone. This procedure is ideal for a patient with a wide jawbone. The recovery period for this type of implant is about three to six months.
Plate Form Implant: A plate form implant has a flat and long shape and is better suited for a narrow or short jawbone. Bone will eventually grow around this type of implant due to natural titanium biocompatibility, and the implant will get more secure as the healing process progresses.
Subperiosteal Implants: In some cases where there is not enough bone width or depth for the endosteal or plate form implant, a subperiosteal implant may be prescribed. This type of implant is designed to sit on top of the bone but under the gums. This is a custom-made implant perfectly designed to fit your individual smile.
Dental Implants can be a great option for our Esthetique Dental patients. We would love to speak with you further about what course of action would best suit your needs. Our highly trained team of dental professionals will help create an individual plan to help give you a beautiful, healthy smile! If you would like to request more information or to schedule a consultation, give Esthetique Dental a call at (817) 741-1240.