If we had to choose one treatment that has profoundly impacted how we improve a patient’s quality of life after tooth loss, dental implants in Richardson would win hands down. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants treat both the root and crown to create the most natural looking and feeling smile possible. Dr. David Nguyen has advanced training to safely and effectively provide the entire implant placement and restoration process right in our office. Now, there is no need to be referred to another location. From start to finish, Dental Care Today of Richardson will rebuild your smile.
Replacing the entire structure of the tooth allows dental implants to provide superior benefits when compared to any other treatment available, including:
Implant posts are strategically placed into your jawbone to replace your roots. Special fixtures are attached to each post to connect your restorations. Your treatment process and the number of posts needed varies depending on the severity of your tooth loss.
We can use a single dental implant post to replace one missing tooth by attaching a custom-crafted, porcelain crown. Like a traditional crown that is fused to your natural tooth, those used for dental implants recreate the lost tooth structure to look, feel, and function naturally.
Dental implants can also be used to replace several consecutive of nonconsecutive missing teeth, and even a full arch. The number and location of missing teeth will determine which type of multiple tooth replacement prosthetic is used and how many posts are necessary to support it.
As their names suggest, these innovative procedures make it possible to support an entire denture using just 4 or 6 implant posts. The number largely depends on the size and shape of your jawline, but both procedures utilize naturally denser portions of the jawbone to support the entire arch of missing teeth.
Mini dental implants are smaller versions of implant posts. Great for the front teeth and for patients who have diminished jawbone density or gum tissue volume, mini dental implants can successfully provide implant-supported tooth replacement for those who have previously been less-than-ideal candidates for the procedure.
There is no set cost for dental implants because the amount is determined by your individual treatment plan, such as the number of missing teeth. Although they may cost more than traditional options, they are more affordable long-term because they can last for decades. Not to mention, your treatment is performed in multiple stages, each of which has separate costs. This can help make paying for the treatment easier.
We also work with your insurance company to lower the cost of the treatment. We accept a variety of payment options to keep your new smile affordable, such as third-party financing with CareCredit.
The long-term success of your new smile relies on the best foundation for your implant posts. To accomplish this, it may mean undergoing additional procedures before they can be placed into your jawbone. Besides tooth extractions, you may need advanced dental implant procedures, like bone grafting or a sinus lift. Dr. Nguyen uses the CT scan from your initial consultation to determine if you need additional treatments before starting your journey to a complete smile with dental implants.
Contact us to find out more or to schedule your dental implant consultation with your dentist in Richardson.