Fort Worth, TX
As you get older, it is not unusual to need replacement teeth. Many patients opt for dentures and similar prosthetics, but an increasing number of people are looking for an easier, and more permanent solution. That is where dental implants come in. You can get dental implants for both single and multiple teeth. Using cutting-edge technology, implants actually fuse with the living bone to stay anchored to your jaw. This keeps the jawbone vital and thriving, rather than eroding under the constant pressure of dentures.
HomeTown Dental at Belknap offers dental implants as a powerful way to restore your smile and overall oral health.
Single Tooth Implants
A dental implant looks a lot like a tiny screw that is inserted into your jawbone. It takes several months, but it gradually fuses with the jaw so that it will never shift or need cleaning, unlike bridges and dentures. We put a special crown over the implant that we create to blend seamlessly in with the rest of your teeth.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants are very similar to single tooth implants, with the main difference being that they can replace more than one tooth. These are a popular option for patients who are missing multiple back teeth. These teeth, known as molars, are responsible for most chewing. When you are missing molars, though, you are forced to chew with your front teeth, which can actually damage them. By getting a multiple tooth implant you can actually help protect all of the teeth in your mouth.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
Both single and multiple tooth implants are among the most sophisticated restorative treatments available. Few other options can match the durability, versatility, and beauty of a high-quality implant. And unlike procedures such as a bridge, implants do not require that we file down your natural teeth. Implants are also even stronger than your natural teeth, and because they grow into your jawbone you can actually feel the feedback from chewing and biting just like you do with the rest of your teeth.
What Can You Expect During the Implant Procedure?
Most implants require more than one appointment. During your first visit, we will perform a comprehensive assessment of your mouth using the latest in dental scanning technology. A bone graft might be needed to support the implant, but if not we can place the implant right away and get you a temporary crown, so you can walk out of our office with a refreshed smile. While you heal and your implant fuses with your jawbone, we will start working on your permanent, custom-fitted crown designed to flawlessly match the rest of your natural teeth. When it is done and you are fully healed, you can come on back and we will place it as the final step.
Get Teeth Even Stronger Than Your Natural Teeth
Dental implants are a powerful option for anyone looking to replace missing or severely damaged teeth with prosthetics that will outlast their natural teeth. If you are interested in how implants can transform your smile, then give HomeTown Dental at Belknap a call now at 682-204-5735!