Dental Implants

Restoring Form and Function

There are many reasons patients need to consider dental implants and when that time comes – we are there for you! Our office focuses on providing same day teeth whenever possible. Immediate implant placement and immediate loading of either a single implant to a whole arch of teeth (All on Four)  is our goal to provide the fastest time to teeth. What that means: Same Day Dental Implant Placement with a temporary tooth!

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RESTORE YOUR SMILE WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS

Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment with long term success rates above 98%. The process involves the placement of titanium posts in the jaw to support implant restorations such as crowns, bridges, permanent full arch restorations, or dentures. Our patients are able to relax through the procedure with IV Sedation.  Dr. Clark Damon and Dr. Kari Blankenship are passionate about implant dentistry and take pride in their care, which focuses on using advanced techniques and providing patients with a comfortable, stress-free experience. Dental implants are the most-recommended procedure at our Dallas, Amarillo, and Fort Worth, TX, offices to restore missing or failing teeth versus the standard “3 unit Dental Bridge”. They offer greater benefits for your health than any other option. Dr Damon commonly tells patients “why have a one tooth problem turn into a 3 tooth problem” as would be the case with the traditional bridge. Using only the best, Texas Dental Center is an exclusive provider of Nobel Biocare brand implants. They, along with Dr. Palo Malo invented the teeth in a day concept. Their implants (Nobel Active) have made same day implant placement and same day teeth a possibility. This means that if you are needing one tooth replaced or a full arch – gone are the days of waiting 6-8 months for your tooth or with multiple dental visits. It is only a matter of hours.

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When are Dental Implants Needed?

  • Single Dental Implant
    • Congenitally Missing Teeth
    • Failing Root Canal not amendable to apicoectomy or retreatment
    • Fractured Tooth
    • Replacement of 1 missing tooth
  • To support a Full Arch Restoration – Aka All on Four
    • When patients are suffering from failing Dentition
    • multiple loose teeth, painful teeth, embraassing teeth
    • Unhappy with Dentures and wanting their teeth back
  • Can be used as a “Snap On Denture” with 2 implants to secure a denture

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts that resemble screws. They are inserted into the jawbone to replace the root structure of a missing tooth. In doing so, they replace the missing root to help guard against the bone degeneration that occurs after tooth loss. While a single implant can replace a missing tooth, as few as four to six implants can replace an entire arch of missing teeth.

Dr. Damon takes pride in implant treatment, which focuses on using advanced techniques and providing patients with a comfortable, stress-free experience.

Recent Cases

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Implant in premolar area

We had to extract a tooth due to a failed root canal. Patient wanted a natural solution. Here, we placed a Nobel active implant, zirconia abutment, and an eMax implant crown. We achieved natural results.

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What Restorations Can They Support?

Dr. Damon can combine dental implants with a wide range of restorations to meet his individual patients’ needs:

  • Dental crowns to replace one missing tooth on a Single Tooth implant
  • Dental bridges to replace multiple missing teeth in a row
  • Fixed or removable dentures to replace a full arch of missing teeth such as snap on dentures.
  • All-on-4® dentures use just four, 5 or 6 implants, placed immediately when teeth are removed and immediately placing a fixed temporary.

How are Implants Placed?

The first step in the dental implant process is the consultation. At this time, Dr. Damon and Dr. Blankenship will evaluate your dental, periodontal, and bone health. Some patients lack adequate bone tissue. If this is the case, he will discuss the need for a preparatory procedure, such as bone grafting or a sinus lift, to improve your candidacy for dental implants. On the day of the procedure, we will administer IV sedation, followed by a local anesthetic. Then, Dr. Damon will create incisions in the gums. He will carefully drill pilot holes into the jawbone, insert the implants into those holes, and close the incisions.

Why Should I Consider Dental Implants with Texas Dental Center?

The biggest advantage of dental implants treatment is that Dr. Damon at Texas Dental Center can complete the entire process at our office.; from consulting to surgery, to the final restoration. With other practices, a patient may need to see two or more different specialists. Dr. Damon and Dr. Blankenship are able to perform all stages of the placement process in one location to make the process more convenient for our patients.

We also offer the most advanced technology and materials available for our patients. We uses a 3-D cone beam CT scanner to create more precise treatment plans and Texas Dental Center also uses Nobel Biocare implants, which is THE TOP brand for dental implants.

To ensure patient comfort throughout the entire process, we offer sedation options, including IV Sedation or ‘laughing gas.’

Find Out if Dental Implants are Right for You

If you are missing one or more teeth and want a permanent solution, consider dental implants. Contact us today using our online form or call our Dallas office at (972) 808 – 6008 or our Fort Worth Office at  (817) 756-7047 to schedule a dental implant consultation.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, realistic and natural esthetics, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations. Dr. Clark Damon is a renowned dental implant expert, who uses the most advanced techniques and leading-edge materials, such as Nobel Biocare implants, and focusing on Teeth in a Day protocols for single teeth – entire arches.

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Single Tooth Implant

Every tooth plays a role in allowing proper chewing and speaking, as well as maintaining the jaw structure. Losing even just one tooth can affect the health of the whole mouth. Drs. Clark Damon and Kari Blankenship can conveniently provide the placement and restoration of a single tooth implant all under one roof at our Dallas, Amarillo, or Fort Worth, TX, office.

What do we do differently? We offer Same Day Temporary Crowns on your implant the day of implant placement. Why wait the several months to get your tooth when WE can do it in ONE DAY! Ask our Doctors about it!

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is sometimes a necessary procedure to build up deteriorated jaw bone tissue in order to create sufficient support for dental implants. Dr. Clark Damon can perform different bone grafting techniques at our Dallas, Amarillo, and Fort Worth, TX, offices based on the patient’s needs and preferences. We can place block grafts or particulate grafts. Bone grafts are primarily needed in patients who have been missing teeth for several months or more. However, Dr. Damon may also perform a bone graft at the time of extraction in order to guard against the effects of tooth loss.

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All on 4

One of todays most in demand procedures – permanent dental implants placed in one day. Patients are able to get their teeth back and have a beautiful attractive smile. These permanent teeth look better then natural teeth. Why put off the smile you have been dreaming of.

With todays advanced dental implants and with the advantages of the All on Four protocol, no longer do patients have to worry or fear “the Denture”. This is the 21st century tooth replacement option. Plus, permanent dental implants provide stimulation to the surrounding bone. This can stop this process and preserve your overall oral health. It also improves the structural integrity of your smile by providing the most secure foundation for a natural-looking restoration.

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