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Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants in Fort Worth

When it comes to losing a tooth, it’s important to ensure that the space isn’t left empty for too long. This can cause other teeth in a patient’s smile to begin to shift in order to fill the gap. In addition, there may be jawbone deterioration and an increased risk of additional tooth loss. Thankfully, dental implants can preserve and even reinvigorate your oral health. At West 7thSmiles, Dr. Gonzalez and his team offer custom-made dental implant restorations that are designed to give you a complete smile once again in a durable and aesthetically pleasing manner.

You will find excellent dental care here in our office located in the Fort Worth Cultural District. We are committed to providing you with a dental care experience that’s skillful, comprehensive, and as exceptional as possible. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain excellent oral health and beauty for as long as you choose to be our valued patient. Contact us at West 7th Smiles today if you have any questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are posts inserted into the gum line that mimic healthy tooth roots. A number of precisely placed dental implant posts can be used to support any number of replacement teeth. Implants can be made from a variety of high quality materials. The two most often used are titanium and zirconia. These materials have proved to be the most biocompatible, creating natural fusion that anchors any number of replacement teeth, recreating the complete structure of lost teeth.

Why Should I Choose Dental Implants?

  • Implants, once restored with an all ceramic crown by Dr. Gonzalez, are virtually indistinguishable in look and feel from the rest of your natural smile, giving you back a beautiful, complete look.
  • Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants replicate the entire structure of the tooth, which protects both your health and your appearance.
  • There is no special treatment required with dental implants – you can eat whatever you like and practice oral hygiene just like you do with your natural teeth.
  • Dental implants are versatile, meaning that they can be used with several different types of restorations, such as single crowns or implant-retained prosthetics.
  • As long as they are cared for properly with regular check-ups at our Fort Worth office and a diligent homecare routine, many implants go on to last for the rest of a patient’s lifetime.

How will the procedure work?

Patients who are deemed viable candidates for dental implants will first need to undergo a surgical procedure, during which the implants will be inserted into your jaw. Dr. Gonzalez will be happy to recommend a trusted specialist to handle this portion of the process. Then, once a healing period has passed, you’ll return to West 7th Smiles so that we can design and provide a new, precisely customized crown, bridge, denture, or other restoration that will attach securely to your implants. The results are so strong and seamless that after some time has passed, you may even forget that you don’t have all of your natural teeth.How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of your dental implant tooth replacement plan will vary based in large part on the number and position of missing teeth. In order to provide an accurate estimate of the cost of your treatment plan, we’ll need to review your unique needs. During your tooth replacement consultation, we’ll carefully review your specific restoration plan and explain the costs associated with every step of the process. We work with patients to fit their dental implant treatment into their budgets.

How can I Make my Dentures Fit Better?

Dental implants improve the stability of dentures and range of chewing ability significantly compared to traditional, removable dentures. In fact, removable dentures can only replace at best 20% of patients’ chewing ability. An implant supported denture restores 70% or more, meaning you can eat a wider range of nutrient-rich foods. In addition to the increased stability, implant retained dentures also offer a better, longer lasting fit. Removable dentures place pressure on remaining teeth as well as the gums and jawbone. This can lead to discomfort and soft tissue irritation. Overtime, patients experience soft tissue sores and diminished gum tissue volume and jawbone density. Implant posts maintain the natural soft tissue volume and bone density for a better, more comfortable denture fit.

What is the Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth?

More and more dentists are encouraging patients to replace missing teeth with implant supported restorations. These tooth replacement prosthetics offer the closest to natural structure, appearance, and function. They are also significantly longer lasting than other options that only repair the parts of the smile above the gum line.

Why Should I Choose West 7th Smiles for Dental Implants?

Our dedicated dentists and dentistry team have years of experience and numerous successful implant restorations under our belt. We perform the entire dental implant placement and restoration process in one location, making the treatment seamless from start to finish.