Grand Prairie's Dental Implant Dentist

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What Is a Dental Implant?

Are you in need of Dental Implants in Grand Prairie? Dr. Daniels is an experienced implant dentist that can replace your missing teeth and restore your smile!

When you lose a tooth, it can impact the appearance of your smile and overall oral health. Not only are you left with a gap in your smile, but the other teeth may begin to shift out of place. You may also experience bone loss in your jaw. A dental implant is a permanent titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jawbone, which can be used to replace single teeth or secure dental restorations like dentures or dental bridges. Dental implants can be used to restore a healthy, complete smile that is functional and beautiful.

Why Would a Dental Implant Be Needed?

People who have a missing tooth, especially in the front, can be negatively impacted. Missing teeth may affect your speech and the appearance of your smile, as well as your oral health. A dental implant is the closest dental restoration to a natural tooth. The post adheres to your jawbone, stimulating bone growth. If a single dental implant is used, an abutment and dental crown can be placed on top of the implant post, creating a new, naturally-appearing and functioning tooth.

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What Makes a Person a Candidate for a Dental Implant?

Dental implants can last the rest of your life, but there are few requirements. Healthy individuals who do not smoke tobacco are the best candidates. It is also important to have enough bone density in the jawbone to support the dental implant. Patients who are lacking enough bone structure can have bone grafting performed to receive dental implants.

Advanced Dental Implant Technology

The Smile Lounge is proud to utilize innovative imaging solutions that enhance the quality of patient care, especially when it comes to dental implant placement. The Green CBCT by Vatech is one of the most preferred cone beam 3D radiography technologies available. Cone-beam computed tomography imaging represents the latest in dental imaging. When used for dental implants, our Green CBCT can produce high-quality 3D images in a comfortable and safe environment. Not only can this state-of-the-art system capture precise images of the teeth, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone with just one quick scan, but its built-in sensor technology does so with lower radiation exposure than other imaging systems. We are proud to give patients a more accurate, more predictable and safer dental implant surgery using the Green CBCT by Vatech.

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What Can Be Expected During Dental Implant Treatment?

The dental implant process begins with Dr. Daniels reviewing your imaging scans and x-rays to plan your dental implant surgery. She will decide whether or not you need bone grafting or if you have enough bone density to perform the procedure without it. The day of your procedure, the area will be numbed, and a small incision is made in your gums to access the jawbone. The titanium post will be inserted and secured in the jawbone using specialized dental equipment, then the incision is closed. Our dental team will advise you on how to care for your implant and the next steps in your dental restoration process. The permanent crown for single dental implants is usually added at around six months after surgery. Do you have one or more missing teeth? Dental implants may be the right option to restore your smile. Contact us at The Smile Lounge in Grand Prairie to schedule a dental implant consultation.