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Dental Implants – Keller, TX

The Modern Way to Replace Teeth

The concept of replacing missing teeth is nothing new, but for far too long the loss of the underlying tooth roots has gone unaddressed. Dental implants act as artificial roots for any number of replacement teeth, leaving you with a strong, stable, long-lasting new smile. If you have been considering getting dental implants in Keller, TX to support dentures or to fill in a gap that you’ve lived with for too long, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Walia by calling Ridgepoint Dental today!

Why Choose Ridgepoint Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Expertly Made
    Restorations
  • In-House Placement Available
  • Advanced Treatment Planning Technology

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Model healthy tooth and dental implant supported replacement tooth

The dental implant process consists of multiple steps. After the consultation, bone grafts and other potentially necessary preparatory procedures are performed. Once your jaw is ready, the implant surgery is scheduled. This is where the titanium implant posts are inserted into your jaw and are left to fuse with the bone as your mouth heals. Once the posts are firmly in place (the integration process usually takes months), they can begin supporting crowns, bridges, or dentures as needed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Woman looking at smile after replacing missing teeth with dental implants

We’ll gladly suggest dental implants in any situation where they’re a viable solution for tooth loss. Here are just some of the advantages they offer:

  • Your new teeth will look and feel extremely natural once the implant joins with the bone.
  • The additional strength of implants will make it possible to safely eat all of your favorite foods again.
  • Since your prosthetic teeth will be permanently anchored in place, they can be brushed as if they were natural teeth.
  • Implant posts are made out of titanium and can last for a lifetime.

Indications for Dental Implants

Man's smile compared with dental implant tooth replacement color option

Obviously, a missing tooth (or a tooth that is likely to be lost or extracted in the near future) is a strong indication for needing a dental implant. During your first consultation, we need to check for gum disease and bone loss in the jaw; these oral health issues need to be addressed before implant surgery. We also need to answer the most basic question: how many implants will you need? The answer depends on what kind of tooth loss you’ve suffered.

Animated dental implant supported dental crown

Missing Single Tooth

One dental implant is capable of taking the place of a single tooth. It will be topped with a dental crown that has been shaded to match the rest of your natural teeth. However, you can only receive the crown after the jaw and gum tissues have completely healed around the dental implant post.

Animated dental implant supported fixed bridge

Missing Multiple Teeth

One downside of receiving a dental bridge is that to make room for the crown, small amounts of natural tooth structure have to be removed. This is not an issue if you use implants to support the bridge instead. Three or more teeth in a row can be replaced at once this way.

Animated dental implant supported denture

Missing All Teeth

It’s possible to support dentures with about 4 to 8 implant posts. Doing so typically means that your new teeth are permanently fixed in place, meaning they don’t have to be removed for routine cleanings. The implants also make it possible to chew tough foods that might hard to eat while wearing traditional dentures.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dentist showing patient dental implant replacement tooth model

One of the first things we’ll help you figure out at the beginning of the dental implant process is the overall cost of the procedure. The number of individual implants received, the type of restoration required, and the possible need for bone grafting or other procedures can all affect the ultimate price of treatment. We’ll give you an accurate estimate to work with, and we can help you explore ways to pay for what you need and reduce your out-of-pocket costs, including insurance and other financing options.