Dental Implants – Arlington

Restore Your Smile for Good!

Dentures and dental bridges are great for some patients, but when it comes to tooth replacement, dental implants are the most modern, effective, and beneficial option out there. Dental implants replace the root of the missing teeth, allowing them to serve all of the functions that your natural teeth once did. At We Smile Dental of Arlington, we are proud to offer in-house dental implant placement, so you don’t need to work with a local specialist. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation at our practice, give us a call!

Why Choose We Smile Dental of Arlington for Dental Implants?

  • In-House Dental Implant Placement
  • International Dental Implant Association
  • Flexible Financing Options Available

What Are Dental Implants?

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Your natural teeth are made up of enamel, pulp, and dental tissue inside the crown and root. To act as one of your teeth, dental implants are comprised of three main components as well. This includes the titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone, the restoration that is placed on top, and the abutment that connects them.

Dental implants are the superior tooth replacement because they integrate with your existing bone and soft tissue. This fusion that takes place between the implant and your jaw is called “osseointegration.” This is what makes your replacement tooth feel so comfortable and natural when you eat, speak, and smile. Because of their longevity, functionality, and natural appearance, they have become the preferred tooth replacement option out there.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

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Dental implants offer unique benefits you can’t get elsewhere, so they require a unique multistep process that can span over the course of several months. Every patient’s treatment is a little bit different, but here is what one can generally expect:

  • Initial Consultation: During this appointment, we will closely examine your smile and confirm your candidacy. Some patients need preliminary procedures before they can move forward in the process. Then, we will put together and discuss your treatment plan, including the timeline and cost.
  • Dental Implant Surgery: We are proud to place your dental implants in-house, so you don’t need to worry about working with an outside specialist at another location. Dental implant placement requires a surgical procedure in which the implant is precisely inserted into the jawbone. A protective cap is placed to allow for healing over the next few months.
  • Osseointegration & Abutment Placement: The osseointegration process will take place over the next few months. This is when the implant fuses with the jawbone. The abutments are placed and we will design your dental crown, bridge, or denture that will be made in the dental lab.
  • Delivery of Restorations: The last step is to return to our practice where we will attach your customized restoration(s). Once in place, they should look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth!

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Because of the unique and precise placement of dental implants, patients can get benefits that can’t be experienced from other tooth replacement options. Here are just some of the more prominent ones:

  • Successful: Dental implants have an incredible success rate of over 95%!
  • Long-Lasting: Implants can last for multiple decades or even the rest of your life.
  • Prevents Bone Loss: When a tooth is missing, the jawbone isn’t being stimulated with regular chewing. Dental implants replace the root of the missing tooth, therefore preventing bone deterioration.
  • No Food Restrictions: Dental implants feel and function just like your natural teeth, so you don’t need to worry about cutting out any of your favorite foods.
  • Increased Confidence: Missing teeth can take a toll on your self-esteem. Dental implants can give you your smile and your confidence back!

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Whether you are missing one tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth, dental implants can help you get your smile back! Here’s how they work in these different scenarios:

Missing One Tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, this can be replaced using a single dental implant and a customized dental crown. The crown is customized to match the rest of your teeth, so no one will be able to tell that your tooth was ever missing!

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you are missing multiple teeth in a row, a dental bridge can be supported by two or more dental implants to replace the consecutive missing teeth. If you have missing teeth that are not consecutive, we may recommend an implant-supported partial denture. This restoration includes the correct number of replacement teeth and a gum-colored base to support them. The denture can be crafted to fit between your healthy teeth and fill in the gaps.

Missing All Teeth

If you no longer have any healthy teeth in an arch, multiple dental implants can be placed throughout the arch to support a full denture. These dentures look just as natural as traditional ones, but they come with additional benefits, like increased stability and a stronger bite force.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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Everyone’s smile is different, and so is the cost of dental implants. Because of this, we aren’t able to confirm the cost of your dental implants until you see us in person. When you attend a consultation, and we can thoroughly examine your smile, we will discuss the cost of your treatment in detail. We are happy to help you navigate the cost of your treatment, so we will go over all of your options so that you don’t come across any surprises.