If you have a tooth or multiple teeth that are missing, dental implants, offered at our Fort Worth, TX, practice may be the right replacement choice for you. A dental implant is a small titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone where the teeth are missing. It is placed directly into the jawbone and replaces your missing root. Another small post is attached to the top implant, which protrudes through the gums and provides a stable anchor for your customized replacement crown.
Feel Like Natural Teeth
Dental implants are a modern and conservative solution for tooth replacement and a standard choice for most patients. They feel like your natural teeth. Some advantages of implants include:
- Easier chewing
- Better oral health
- Decreased bone loss in the jaw and tooth shifting
- Increased comfort
- Improved appearance and self-esteem
- Stronger and more durable than other replacement options
Dental Implants Procedure
For most patients, the placement of implants involves two surgical procedures. During the first procedure, the titanium post that replaces your missing root is placed into your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone while your doctor is creating your custom-made crown. During the second procedure, we uncover the implant, then attach a small support post, which will act as anchors for the artificial crown. These posts protrude through the gums. The plastic crown is then placed, and the posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes about six months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life and can return to their daily routine the day after surgery.
At North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we aim to provide affordable service without sacrificing quality. During your consultation, we’ll provide you with a quote for our services. You’ll know the cost before going in for surgery. We offer competitive pricing!
If you’re considering dental implants in Fort Worth, TX, contact North Tarrant Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery by calling (817) 237-7557. We’re happy to sit down and discuss the possibilities!