Dental Implants in Fort Worth, TX
Natural-Looking, Long Term Teeth Replacement
You want to replace your missing teeth, but you also want your new smile to look and feel completely natural. If you're looking for a way to permanently rebuild your bite, Dr. Kelly Blair wants you to schedule a consultation to discuss dental implants. Dental implants offer a long-lasting, reliable, and natural-looking option.
Dental Implant Placement
Dr. Blair or a trusted oral surgeon will secure small, biocompatible dental implant posts in one or more sockets left empty by missing teeth. The posts restore teeth roots in order to hold replacement teeth securely in place. One dental implant post can replace a single tooth and a few can secure a denture. Because of the root-and-crown structure of dental implants, they offer the most natural-looking solution to missing teeth.
Because dental implant posts are made with biocompatible metal, the bone tissue naturally integrates with them over time. During the healing phase, you might wear a temporary denture or dental crown.
Dental Implant Restoration
After your mouth has healed, Dr. Blair will design your dental crown or denture. She will then coordinate with our dental lab to create the completely custom prosthetic. You’ll eventually return to our office for the final placement of your dental implant restoration or denture. Because of her experience and understanding of neuromuscular dentistry, Dr. Blair will make sure that your new teeth fit comfortably and function well; that way, you’ll experience no pain in your temporomandibular (jaw) joints.
Implant-secured dentures can improve the quality of life of people who just can’t seem to make traditional dentures work. Whether the ridges of your gums have worn down, you’ve never had a good fit, or you simply don’t like the hassle of denture care, dental implants might be exactly the solution you’re looking for. In some cases, an existing denture can be retrofitted with snaps to attach to dental implant posts. However, a new denture is usually recommended to fit securely and comfortably.
Dental Implants Improve Lives
With dental implants, patients experience a newfound freedom from denture care. They report feeling confident eating and speaking in public. In addition to improved oral function and self-confidence, dental implants stimulate the jawbone, which reduces the potential for bone degeneration. Patients who have lived with missing teeth will notice a fuller, more youthful appearance because of the underlying support for their lips and cheeks. You deserve to enjoy a beautiful, comfortable, and fully dependable set of teeth!
If you need just a single missing tooth replaced, your dentist will top your implant post with something called an implant-retained crown. This will consist of an all-porcelain dental crown sitting on top of a metal connector called an abutment. This connector will firmly attach the crown to the post, and thanks to the quality of dental-grade porcelain, you can trust that your new tooth will seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile.
For a row of consecutive missing teeth, two implant-retained crowns can actually be used to form something called an implant-retained bridge. With this, the implant crowns will be placed on either side of the gap in your smile, and these will be attached to prosthetic teeth to fill in the space. Compared to traditional bridges, implant-retained bridges are much stronger, more natural-looking, and can be expected to last longer as well.
Dental implants are the most state-of-the-art tooth replacement solution available today, and you can get them right here in Ft. Worth with Dr. Blair. If you think they could be exactly what your smile needs, please contact us today for a consultation.