Dental implants are a good option for replacing missing teeth. They look like natural teeth and feel comfortable. Hedgcoxe Dental, has experience performing implant placement and full mouth reconstruction.

What are Dental Implants? Who are the Candidates for the Procedure?

A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium metal. It can be placed in the upper and lower jaws to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. The implant anchors the replacement tooth and holds it in place. Titanium is used to design implants as the metal fuses effectively with the bone and acts as a solid anchor. Implants can be used to replace one or multiple missing teeth.

In general, anyone with healthy gums and adequate bone in the jaw to hold implants can consider this procedure. For under-developed jawbones, dentists may recommend a bone graft to build the bone. You may want to consider PlanoTX dental implants for not just tooth replacements but also full arch replacements or full mouth restorations, which is a lasting alternative for removable dentures.

What Does the Dental Implants Procedure Involve?

The first step is to determine if getting dental implants is the ideal solution in your case. To determine this, a mouth examination and X-rays of your teeth, jaw and head are taken. In the first stage of the procedure, a dental implant is added to your jawbone under the gum tissue. The implant bonds to the bone and attaches to the gum; this healing process can take several weeks. Once the gum tissue has healed, an abutment (a post connecting the implant to the replacement tooth) is attached to the implant. This can also be done in the first stage of the surgery. When your replacement tooth is ready, it is attached to the abutment. Over many subsequent appointments, the replacement tooth is properly fitted to the abutment.

You can also get full mouth reconstruction implants at Hedgcoxe Dental. This extensive and intricate process is carefully planned and meticulously organized by Dr. Mathew. The dental implants cost is worthwhile. Without proper tooth structure, your jawbone can shrink and your face can look older. Well-maintained implants preserve the structure of your cheeks, jaw and lips, while also helping prevent bone loss that normally occurs after tooth loss.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

If you are interested in getting teeth implants, book your appointment with Dr. Mathew at (972) 517-5100 or fill our contact form.