Implant Dentistry Specialist Arlington TX
WHAT IS IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
When a tooth is removed, either through injury or natural causes, the gap created in your mouth can lead to degeneration of the jawbone and other oral health issues. Implant dentistry is the practice of replacing missing teeth to avoid additional problems and to make your smile whole again.
Dental Implant Options
Some people require single tooth replacements and others need a full new set of teeth – and there are a lot of folks in between. Single tooth replacements are the most straighforward, with a single implant and crown. If you are replacing multiple teeth you can use individual crowns, bridges or dentures to complete the dental implant process. Dr. Ratcliff will help you to decide which option is best for your unique situation.
“It was easier than having your teeth cleaned. I can tell you from personal experience, his staff is great – they’ll make you feel at ease, they’ll make you feel comfortable.”
-Dwight Morris, Dental Implant Patient
THE DENTAL IMPLANT PROCEDURE
Step 1: Tooth Extraction & Root Removal
Step 2: Implant Placement
Step 3: Time to Heal
Step 4: Crown Placement
DENTAL IMPLANT BENEFITS
With recent advancements in implant dentistry there are many reasons to choose dental implants to replace your missing teeth. The results will speak for themselves – here just a few of the many benefits dental implants will bring you:
- FULLY FUNCTIONAL | With dental implants, the final outcome is that your jaw and your teeth function on a level that is as good, or even sometimes better than your natural teeth were. The high functionality of your new teeth will make it hard for you to remember that you had missing teeth in the first place because you can eat, chew, laugh and smile just like normal.
BEAUTIFUL SMILE | The way dental implant crowns are made these days makes it nearly impossible to tell the difference between your natural teeth and the implant. Dr. Stephen Ratcliff places incredibly natural looking crowns, bridges and dentures that replicate the beautiful translucency and pearlesque appearance of natural teeth.
STRENGTH & DURABILITY | Unlike some of the alternatives, a dental implant will provide you with exceptional strength in your bite and will last you a lifetime. The titanium rods used for dental implants are often stronger than natural tooth roots, which means you can have a “super smile”.
Dental Implant FAQ
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and regular dental visits your dental implant post should last a lifetime.
How painful are dental implants?
During the dental implant procedure, you will have anesthesia and should not feel any pain – the recovery process is often described as mild discomfort.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are permanent replacements for missing teeth that involve a titanium metal rod inserted into the gum with a ceramic dental crown attached that looks and functions like a natural tooth.
What is the procedure for dental implants?
- If necessary, the damaged tooth will be removed
- A titanium rod will be placed in the gums to replace the natural tooth root
- Allow the site of the implant to heal, usually 3-6 months
- Once the site is healed, the new crown can be placed
Get Dental Implants in Arlington
If you have any questions about tooth implant dentistry or if you’d like to schedule an appointment at our Arlington TX office, call, text, or email us today! We proudly serve patients in the Arlington TX and Grand Prairie area.