According to research, about 180 million Americans are missing at least one tooth. Suffice it to say, tooth loss, whether due to decay or trauma, is a very common problem! This can lead to difficulties eating, speaking, and even feeling confident enough to smile. However, there is now a definitive way to reverse tooth loss, and it’s called dental implants. With them, our team can effectively replace any number of teeth for a lifetime to come.
Dental implants are the only treatment that actually replaces the entire structure of a missing tooth both above and below the gum line. A small titanium post is placed directly into the jawbone to recreate the root structure of a tooth, and this can be used to support restorations that show within the smile.
Dental implants have many unique benefits compared to traditional bridges and dentures. Because they are anchored within bone, patients don’t have to worry about their new teeth moving around in their mouth or breaking when they eat certain foods. They are usually topped with custom-made porcelain restorations and have no noticeable metal clips or clasps, helping them blend seamlessly into any smile. And, with the proper care, they can easily be expected to last for 30 years or more.
The kind of dental restoration that you receive will be based on the number of teeth you’re missing. One of the reasons that dental implants are so popular is their ability to restore one tooth, multiple teeth, or even your whole smile. Here are the ways that we restore your dental implants:
If you’re missing a single tooth, Dr. Azmoodeh will use an implant-retained crown to return the natural look and feel to your smile. This not only restores your appearance, but it also keeps your natural teeth from shifting.
If you’re missing multiple teeth consecutively, we can use a dental bridge to literally bridge the gap in your smile. Using dental implants on either side of a custom-made dental bridge, we can give you a natural looking, feeling, and functioning smile.
If you’re missing all or the majority of the teeth in your mouth, Dr. Azmoodeh can use dental implants to retain dentures. This allows us to replace all of your teeth at once with the stability and biting power of dental implants.
The cost of your dental implants in Carrollton can range based on several variables, which is why it’s difficult to give an estimate before examining your mouth. The number of implants that you need and where you need them will contribute to the cost, but you also have to account for your restoration. The restoration that you need will depend on the number of teeth you’re missing and your desired results. Dr. Azmoodeh will carefully examine your smile to give you the best recommendation and most precise estimate on the cost of your dental implants.
To learn more about dental implants and how Dr. Azmoodeh can use them to rebuild your smile, contact us to schedule a consultation today.