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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
  • In-House Placement Available
  • Advanced Treatment Planning Technology

How Do Dental Implants Work?

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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

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Dental implants are an incredibly popular treatment offered to replace missing teeth because they provide a slew of life-changing benefits that can impact your health, wellness, and confidence. Dr. Sweeta Walia, your implant dentist in Keller, is able to complete the entire process under one roof as well, which is a great benefit to patients. You can learn more about the advantages of choosing this modern procedure over getting traditional prosthetics by scheduling a consultation with our team at Ridgepoint Dental today!  

Day-to-Day Benefits

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  • Dental implants in Keller can restore anywhere from one tooth to an entire arch, making the task of undergoing restorative dental procedures more convenient and streamlined.
  • You won’t need to remove your restorations before you go to bed or whenever you clean your mouth, because they’ll be anchored to your jawbone. This will make it easier to maintain them—just brush, floss, and rinse daily like you would with your natural teeth.
  • Having gaps in your smile can really take a toll on your confidence and desire to socialize. Unlike traditional restorations, dental implants allow your prosthetic to anchor to your jawbone, just like your natural roots did with your teeth. This allows them to feel and look completely natural, giving you a confidence boost and encouraging you to smile more!

Health Benefits

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  • Due to the biocompatible ability of dental implants, they’re able to fuse with your jawbone, which creates an incredibly strong and unwavering foundation for us to attach your dental implants to.
  • By fusing with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration, your implants are able to mimic the natural root structure of your teeth, providing the jaw with stimulation and blood flow that it needs to keep the bone from deteriorating over time.
  • Since you won’t have to worry about your dental implants shifting whenever you eat or speak, you’ll be able to maintain a more nutritious diet and easily eat foods that are notoriously difficult to chew with traditional dentures, like meats and crusty breads.

Long-Term Benefits

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  • With a treatment success rate of 95%, even after 10 years of placement, you’ll be able to enjoy a long-term investment when you choose dental implants.
  • Over time, due to jawbone deterioration, patients who have traditional restorations notice that their cheeks begin to appear sunken-in, and their face looks thinner. This can make their overall appearance feel more aged. Because dental implants preserve jawbone structure, you’ll be able to enjoy a more youthful appearance for longer.
  • With the proper maintenance, like daily brushing, flossing, rinsing, and visiting your implant dentist every six months for a checkup and cleaning, you can enjoy your dental implants for 35 years or longer!

Indications for Dental Implants

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.