Whether it’s a single gap or an entire lost arch, incomplete smiles can cause significant harm to a person’s overall health, day-to-day wellbeing, and sense of self-confidence. At Cimarron Family Dentistry, we want to help you recover strong, attractive teeth as quickly as possible, and dental implants are the clear frontrunner for long-lasting success. Our implant dentists offer every stage of this transformative treatment process right here in-office, and we know the results will exceed your expectations. Keep reading to learn more about why dental implants stand above the rest or contact us today to schedule a dental implant consultation here in Hurst, TX.
Dental implants succeed where more traditional services fall short because they focus on replacing the entire natural tooth, not just the white crown that shows in your smile. The implant itself is the substitute for the tooth root and is inserted into the jawbone during an initial surgery. Over a period of months, it forms a strong bond with the natural tissue and eventually supports a full, custom restoration, successfully preventing the jawbone deterioration that is so common after tooth loss. Additional benefits of implants include the following:
Dental implants are highly versatile and can be paired with virtually any kind of dental restoration for beautifully lifelike results. We’ll be happy to help you determine which option best fits your smile and level of tooth loss.
If you have just one missing tooth, an implant with a crown is the ideal choice for replenishing it. This custom restoration will fit into place alongside natural teeth without requiring them to be negatively altered, unlike a traditional bridge. After some time has passed, many patients can’t even point out the non-original tooth at first glance!
If you are missing more than one tooth but still have surrounding, healthy dental structure, either multiple implants or a bridge will be the best option. Implant-retained dental bridges can recreate two or more consecutive teeth at once by anchoring to two dental implants, with one placed on each side of the gap for optimal stability.
The loss of a full arch can feel devastating, but an implant-retained denture can work wonders in bringing back the oral function you need to enjoy life to the fullest. These custom prosthetics will anchor in place over a small number of strategically angled dental implants, making them more cost-effective than replacing each tooth individually.
While many general dental practices have to refer their patients to separate specialists for the surgical portion of their dental implant procedure, our team personally handles every stage for added convenience and comfort. Our state-of-the-art technology allows for confident, comprehensive treatment planning of the surgical care, and we’ll also take the time to design a fully customized and attractive restoration for the implant(s) that leaves patients smiling. From the initial consultation to your finished, rejuvenated smile, our dentists will be by your side!
Every patient is unique, and so is every dental implant procedure. That’s why it’s difficult to determine an accurate cost before undergoing a consultation here in Hurst. Our dentists will review your current oral health and the extent of your tooth loss before providing a full rundown of the services needed and the price points attached with them. Our goal is to help you feel fully confident in the financial aspects of treatment before proceeding.
We do ask you to keep in mind that while dental implant treatment is more expensive than more traditional tooth replacements, it’s an investment worth making. Implant-retained teeth can last for decades with only minimal maintenance, while bridges and dentures will likely need replacements. This means that in the long run, you may end up spending less money overall.
Sometimes the process of getting dental implants requires a few extra steps. A common issue among potential implant candidates is a lack of bone tissue in the jaw (which is a common side effect of tooth loss). A bone grafting procedure can help rebuild the jaw and prepare it for implant placement. Also, when replacing teeth in the upper jaw, there are some cases where the sinuses are too close to the sites where the implants need to be inserted; we can address this issue with a procedure called a sinus lift.