Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you suffering from a denture that slips or is uncomfortable?
Longview Family Dental offers comprehensive implant dentistry to meet your tooth replacement needs with the best possible outcome. Our dental care team can help you restore natural function and aesthetics with dental implants, giving you a new smile that feels like it has always been there.
Placing Dental Implants: what to expect.
We can replace a single missing tooth, a row of teeth, or a full arch of teeth with dental implants. Our dentists will evaluate your tooth replacement needs, the condition of your smile, and the stability of your jawbone. Thorough diagnostics and treatment planning are important for a healthy, comfortable, and lasting outcome. Our dental care team will meet with you and create a personalized treatment plan for restoring your missing teeth. If it is determined that your jawbone needs augmentation to support the implant, we will recommend a bone graft or sinus lift before placing dental implants.
The first step in placing your new implant is the surgical placement of the titanium post into the jaw. Placed directly into healthy jawbone, the post acts as a prosthetic tooth root. After this procedure, there is a healing period of several weeks to months. During this time, the process of osseointegration will incorporate the post into surrounding bone tissue, providing a secure and permanent result.
Once the post and surrounding gum tissue have healed, we will place the final restoration. This can be a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Your new restoration is created using dental impressions of your smile and will be color-matched to your existing teeth and appearance.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Today’s patients can enjoy options to meet their unique needs when replacing missing teeth. Our dentists will recommend using dental implants whenever possible because of the key benefits that can offer for oral health and quality of life.
- Reducing bone loss in the jaw: loss of bone in the jaw where a tooth has been lost is a common effect of tooth loss. Dental implants stabilize jaw bone and minimize the loss that can affect the appearance of your jawline.
- Normal speech: without the fear of a slipping denture or appliance, dental implants can restore your ability to speak with clarity and confidence.
- No diet restrictions: your new, permanent tooth or teeth allow for normal biting and chewing, so you enjoy all of your favorite food once again.
Ready to learn more about dental implants?
If you would like to explore your treatment options with dental implants or need a second opinion on tooth replacement, schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. We welcome new patients and can help you achieve your needs and goals with personalized dental are in Longview, TX.