Single Tooth Implant
Fort Worth, TX
It used to be that if you had missing teeth you either had to suffer and go without, or the alternative option was to have the rest of your teeth removed in order to prepare to have a set of full dentures. Fortunately, that is not the case anymore. At HomeTown Dental at Belknap we offer several different restoration options for missing teeth, whether it be one or many. One of the most common tooth restorations we offer is single tooth dental implants.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant acts as a new tooth root. A titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone. This restores your ability to chew, speak clearly, and enhances your smile with a full set of teeth. On top of the implant the abutment is placed. The abutment serves as a metal base for your dental crown. It is essentially a connector between the implant and the dental crown. The crown is the third, and final piece of the dental implant. It goes on the top and serves as your new tooth.
Because dental technology has come a long way in the past few decades, we are able to bring our patients the latest in dental treatments, such as dental implants, through some of the following means.
Digital Panoramic X-ray
Digital panoramic x-rays, like other types of x-rays that you are likely familiar with, utilize short bursts of ionizing radiation to capture an image of one’s mouth. This is a quick method for a dentist to start the development of a treatment plan with regards to dental implantations that a patient may be in need of.
CAD-CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. Using this technique, our dentists scan your mouth in incredible resolution and then use sophisticated software to generate what your teeth look like. That scan is then used to manufacture your crown, veneer, or dental implant with incredible precision from a single block of ceramic or composite resin.
Soft Tissue Laser
A soft tissue laser is an incredible piece of technology that allows us to do away with painful surgical operations involving lots of cutting and bleeding. With this laser, there’s almost no discomfort, the treatment is rapid, and you won’t have to get stitches after! This kind of laser has a wide range of uses, from reshaping gums for cosmetic purposes to treating gum infections and mouth ulcers.
Microdentistry is a modern, minimally invasive method by which dentists can use to provide patients with dental implants. They involve small, precise parts, which reduces the risk of inflammation which can occur with dental implant procedures. The small size of the sutures means that the procedure is often fairly painless, and there is generally no need for stitches.
At HomeTown Dental at Belknap we understand that getting dental implants can be a big decision, but we can help take the guesswork out of it. To learn more about dental implants, be it single tooth implants or multiple tooth implants, please give us a call here at HomeTown Dental at Belknap. We will help find the tooth restoration that best suits you and your needs. We can be reached at 682-204-5735.