For patients missing teeth, dental implants are a proven restorative treatment. 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. 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 teeth. They offer greater benefits for your health than any other option. Also, we offer Nobel Biocare brand implants only as well as offer Teeth in a Day for single unit implants and full arch restorations. 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.
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
- 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.
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 he can complete the entire process at our office. 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 scanner to create more precise treatment plans and Texas Dental Center also uses Nobel Biocare implants, which are one of the top brands for dental implants.
To ensure patient comfort throughout the entire process, we offer sedation options, including IV 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) 336-2121 to schedule a dental implant consultation.