Missing teeth can cause discomfort, difficulties chewing and speaking, and embarrassment.
Dr. Clark Damon is a renowned dental implant specialist who uses the most advanced techniques and materials to restore your smile.
Why are dental implants highly recommended?
How does a dental implant replace a missing tooth?
Dr. Damon interviewed on the Wellness Hour program discussing dental implants.
Is tooth loss a common dental issue?
Do you qualify for dental implant treatment?
Are dental implants safe?
An implant-supported restoration requires three parts...
Does Dr. Damon use any special tools or techniques?
Dr. Damon is also dedicated to using the latest technology and highest quality materials, including Nobel Biocare dental implants. Our office is equipped with an on-site lab, six dental operatories, two surgical suites, and a full spectrum of advanced tools including 3-D CT imaging. We also offer zirconia prosthetics that are hand-crafted by our skilled team. We highly recommend zirconia for your All-on-4 denture.
What happens during dental implant treatment?
Dental implants can last a lifetime.
Typically, patients can return to work within the two or three days of the procedure. You can expect to experience some bleeding, swelling, and discomfort during the initial healing phase. However, there are several ways you can manage your side effects:
Our team can also answer any questions may have throughout the process to help you achieve a successful recovery.
Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations. Dr. Damon can help you understand the many benefits of dental implants during your personal consultation at our Richardson, Amarillo, or Fort Worth, TX, location.
The loss of even just one tooth can be detrimental to your oral health. Not only does it leave a gap in your smile, but it can affect your appearance in other ways. In just one year after losing a tooth, nearly 25 percent of the bone that supported that tooth is lost. This bone loss can cause the face, especially the cheeks and lips, to sag and collapse.
Dr. Damon can replace a single missing tooth with a dental implant and custom crown to restore aesthetics, health, and functionality to your smile.
A missing tooth can also affect your ability to chew and speak properly. You may over-compensate when eating, which can lead to a misaligned bite over time. The jawbone and gum tissues both shrink considerably after tooth loss. This can eventually lead to the loss of surrounding teeth.
Fortunately, there is a solution. Dr. Damon can replace missing teeth with dental implants to restore aesthetics, health, and functionality to your smile. Dental implants are titanium screw-like posts that replace the entire root structure of your tooth.
A dental crown is attached to the end of the implant, creating a beautiful and functional smile that can last for years with proper care.
Traditional dental bridges are held in place by drilling and making crowns on adjacent (most of the time healthy) teeth. This is not only damaging to the teeth that must support the crowns, but also does not stop bone loss. I tell my patients, why make a one tooth problem a three tooth problem? Also did you know 50% of all crown and bridges done in America last 10 years or longer???? Dental implants are the more conservative route to go and often times the same cost.
Additional benefits of dental implants include:
For patients who still have some remaining teeth, the structures of those teeth are left intact. Traditional bridges are attached to dental crowns, which requires the reshaping of the supporting teeth. In contrast, dental implants do not affect the health or structure of the surrounding teeth.
Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations.
Dental implants can improve your quality of life in numerous ways:
Additionally, dental implants and implant-supported restorations can significantly boost your confidence. Customized, precisely crafted bridges and dentures can support your facial tissue to give you a more youthful appearance. When you feel confident about your smile and your appearance, it shows.
Many patients today DO NOT want a denture as their only full mouth tooth replacement option. Many view dentures as what their parents or grandparents had. We provide permanent same day full arch tooth replacement solutions with the proven All on Four protocol, in our office, under IV Sedation.
This is one of the most common response we received on a daily basis, when offering patients Permanent Teeth with only one procedure within one day. We have successfully treated hundreds of patients with proven, All-On-4® Protocol. Several steps are done ahead of time to prepare your teeth for the procedure; such as wearing a temporary, fixed prosthesis for 6-months and the final prosthesis will be created after your gums have time to heal.
We provide Permanent Dental Implants, All on Four, or Permanent Dentures (all are synonymous with each other) EVERY DAY. Dr. Damon has performed well over 500 arches of All on Four since we added the concept to our practice in 2013. Let alone, thousands of dental implant placements, and other dental surgeries.
Every thing happens here: Consultation, Work up, Surgery, and Finalization.
Our staff is competent, knowledgeable, and we have the resources in house. Since we have performed so many, we are also aware of the nuances and problems (although few and far between).
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Prior to the procedure, Drs. Damon and Blankenship will use our digital 3-D cone beam scanner to plan your surgery. After surgery, you will be a temporary. You will return at 4-6 months depending for your final all porcelain crown on your brand new implant.
Why wait 4-6 months? This allows enough time for bone and the gums to heal as well as have the implant fuse to the bone in a process called osseointegration.
If you are ready to learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Damon today. Contact our practice online or call Fort Worth at (817) 336-2121 and Dallas at (972) 808-6008. Dr. Damon focuses on patient safety and comfort. For added convenience, he can perform every phase of dental implant surgery at our office. Patients can feel confident knowing an expert implantologist is planning and performing their procedures, all under one roof.