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Dental Implants — Sachse, TX

Tooth Replacements with Support

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Traditional dentures and dental bridges only replace the visible parts of the tooth, not the roots. While these restorations let you eat, speak and smile with confidence again, they just don’t have the same support as your natural teeth. That’s why Sachse Family Dentistry frequently recommends dental implants in Sachse to fill in the gaps in your grin; your new teeth will look and feel natural in your mouth! Contact us today to schedule a consultation and begin the dental implant process.

Why Choose Sachse Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?

  • Works with Local Dental Specialists for Precise and Lasting Care
  • Our Dental Office Can Replace Any Number of Teeth
  • Multiple Financing Options to Make Dental Care Affordable

What Are Dental Implants?

There really is no other tooth replacement quite like dental implants because of the way in which they replace missing teeth from the root to the crown. Not only does this mean you can have confidence in the longevity and health of your tooth, but you can smile with ease and eat your favorite meals without any concern. It’s one of the reasons why not only Dr. Rottman recommends dental implants, but so many dentists across the country as well. Even if you’ve been missing teeth for a very long time, chances are you’re a candidate for this life-changing and groundbreaking tooth replacement method.

The 4 Step Dental Implant Process

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More and more, people are discovering that dental implantation is a viable means of replacing their missing teeth. However, given that it requires a minimally invasive surgical procedure to insert the implants, you likely have some questions about how the process works. As part of our efforts to provide accurate and up-to-date information so you can feel comfortable about having implants placed, we’ve outlined some of the key details about the procedure. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact us to schedule a visit.

Initial Consultation

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When you visit us for a consultation, it serves several purposes. For starters, it allows us to assess the condition of your oral health to determine your eligibility for the implant procedure. This will include us taking X-ray images and Dr. Rottman measuring your jawbone density to ensure there is enough to support a dental implant.

Although we’ve helped countless patients rebuild their smiles, we know it’s likely the first go-around for you, so we’ll take the time to guide you through every step of the process. While visiting, you’ll also be able to ask any questions you may have.

Dental Implant Surgery

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Before the surgery gets underway, a local anesthesia is applied to numb the treatment site. Therefore, you can look forward to a painless procedure. If you’re experiencing some anxiety about the implantation process, we can also provide sedation dentistry to calm your nerves.

After verifying that you’re numb, the specialist will make an incision into your gums to gain access to your underlying bone. Then, a small hole will be drilled to allow for the insertion of the dental implant. Once the implant is placed, a protective cap will be added to protect the area while you heal.

Team-Based Dental Implant Treatment

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Your teeth are essential for maintaining a high quality of life, so when you replace them with dental implants, it’s important that the procedure be performed with precision and expertise. That’s why Dr. Rottman works with local specialists during the placement phase of the treatment. This will give you the greatest chance of success with your surgery and ensure that you’re receiving care from a true expert at every stage.

Osseointegration & Abutment Placement

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Across the board, dental implantation has a 95% success rate. This can greatly be attributed to the fusing of the titanium post to the jawbone. The process, called osseointegration, can sometimes take up to six months to complete, but it’s well worth the wait. As the new bone cells form around the implant, it will be permanently fixed in its position.

After you’ve healed from the initial placement and the osseointegration process is complete, your dentist in Sachse will add an abutment. By being screwed into the implant, it ensures that the replacement prosthetic can be locked into place, with no slipping.

Delivery of Final Restoration

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The dental implant procedure is the only form of tooth replacement that doesn’t rely on the surrounding teeth, suction or gum tissue for security. Instead, it is completely self-sufficient. Whether you’re receiving a dental crown, implant bridge or implant denture, the placement of the restoration will be the final step of the process. To ensure you have the best fit possible, we’ll work closely with the dental lab technicians to create a prosthetic that is just right for you. Therefore, your new teeth will match the color, size and shape of the rest of your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are one of the most highly recommended tooth replacement solutions by patients and professionals alike because they offer a wide array of unique benefits. At Sachse Family Dentistry, we want our patients to love their smiles and feel confident eating, laughing, and speaking. That’s why we offer custom-designed and durable tooth replacement solutions to last a lifetime, like dental implants. To learn about some of the benefits that you’ll be able to enjoy with implant-retained restorations, read below or schedule a consultation by contacting our office today!

Enhanced Chewing Power

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Dental implants provide your crown, bridge, or denture with a secure and stable foundation to be attached to. Since your implant posts are fused with your jawbone, you won’t have to worry about your restorations moving or shifting in your mouth. This makes chewing tough and crunchy foods, like steak and crusty bread easier than ever.

No Alteration of Healthy Teeth Required

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Traditional restorations like dental bridges have to be attached to your natural, healthy teeth to stay in your mouth. This means that they have to be altered, which typically requires removing a portion of their enamel. Not only can these make them more susceptible to decay, but it can also weaken them. With dental implants, you won’t have to worry about this happening because your restorations are anchored to the implant posts instead.

Lifespan of 25+ Years

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Unlike traditional restorations, like dentures, implant-retained restorations can last for 25 years or longer, according to several scientific studies. That’s nearly three times longer than regular dentures and bridges, which means that you’ll be able to save money while enjoying a smile that grows with you.

Jawbone & Facial Structure Preservation

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One of the most notable benefits of dental implants that sets this procedure apart from traditional restorations is the fact that they don’t just restore the biting surface of your teeth—they also restore the root structure. When the implants are placed into your jawbone, they’re able to undergo a natural process called osseointegration, where they fuse with the bone, just like the roots of your natural teeth. This provides the bone with stimulation and blood flow that keeps it from deteriorating and changing the structure and appearance of your face.

Who Dental Implants Can Help

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Patients who suffer from any amount of tooth loss can potentially benefit from dental implants. However, the number of implants and the type of restoration they support will vary greatly from person to person.

Missing One Tooth

One missing tooth can be replaced by a single implant and crown.

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’re missing three or four teeth in a row, you can get a dental bridge supported by implants. Bridges are typically supported by remaining teeth that have had some enamel removed; by getting implants instead, you leave the natural teeth alone, which is better for your oral health in the long run.

Missing All Teeth

If all or most of the teeth in the upper or lower arch are missing, full dentures are usually the best solution available. Dentures secured by implants won’t slip like traditional ones will. In many cases, a full arch of teeth can be supported by 4 to 6 implants.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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It goes without saying that the number of implant posts received and the kind of prosthetic teeth they support will greatly affect the final cost of the process. That’s not even factoring in bone grafts, periodontal therapy, and other preparatory treatments that may or may not be necessary depending on your situation. We’ll work with you to take all of the different factors into account to create a trustworthy estimate.