What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium artificial tooth roots that are inserted into your jawbone. One or more of these biocompatible posts can be placed to secure a single replacement tooth, a denture, or a bridge firmly in place within your smile.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Like bridges and dentures, dental implants help restore tooth function, improve your appearance, and prevent the facial collapse commonly seen after missing teeth. Dental implants are permanently anchored in the jawbone, providing exceptional stability and stimulating your jawbone just like natural teeth roots. This helps prevent jawbone shrinkage and the subsequent sunken facial appearance that results from it.
How are dental implants placed?
After determining that you’re a good candidate for dental implants, your prosthodontist will place the implant posts into your jawbone. As your jawbone heals, the bone integrates with the implants so they can effectively support your restoration. After 4-6 months, your dentist can then secure your lifelike restoraiton to the implant posts to compelete your smile restoration.
Find out if you qualify for dental implants.
After losing one or more teeth, dental implants may be your most comprehensive option for replacing them. To find out if you qualify for dental implants, schedule a consultation by calling the Viva Dental office nearest you at (214) 337-7800 (Dallas) or (972) 437-6000 (Richardson). We also proudly serve patients who live in North Dallas, Plano, Garland, North Oak Cliff, Bishop Arts District, Kessler Park, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and all surrounding communities.