Are you self-conscious about your smile? Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants offer a great way of getting your smile and self-confidence back in lasting ways. Most of our patients who have replaced missing teeth with dental implants are very happy with their decision. At Trusted Dental Care, Dr. G can discuss the benefits of this service in much greater detail during an initial appointment. Contact us today in Wylie, TX if you’re interested in scheduling a consultation, or if you have any questions.
Dental implants offer patients several outstanding benefits that aren’t available with more traditional tooth replacement services. These include:
When it comes to restoring dental implants, there are multiple methods available. Dr. G will help patients determine the best strategy for their unique needs.
If only a single tooth needs to be replenished, an implant-retained dental crown is the ideal option. This custom-made restoration will be crafted from highly attractive dental porcelain and conservative enough that it will fit over the implant without requiring any significant reduction of the surrounding natural teeth.
Implant-retained dental crowns can also be used to recreate multiple teeth throughout the patient’s mouth. However, if the teeth once appeared next to one another, patients may opt for an implant-retained dental bridge instead. Two dental implants will be positioned on either side of the gap to provide stable support to the lifelike prosthetic.
If most or all of the natural teeth are gone, a small number of dental implants can be used to secure a customized denture. This option provides a high level of stability and permanence while also being more cost-effective than replacing each individual tooth with its own dental implant. Full implant-retained dentures are also available for recreating an entire arch of “teeth.”
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants is a multi-step process – patients will need to have the implants themselves surgically inserted into the jawbone, followed by the design and creation of custom-made restorations to fit atop them. Many general dentistry practices must refer their patients to outside specialists for the initial part of the procedure, which can result in time-consuming travel and added unfamiliarity in a new, strange office space for patients who may already feel nervous.
At Trusted Dental Care, we are aware that most patients do not like to be referred out to have their dental implants placed. Therefore, we are happy to be able to simplify this experience for the patient’s sake by offering every stage of dental implant treatment right here in our comfortable Wylie location. Now, you can transform your smile from beginning to end with the same trusted team, resulting in maximized convenience and a consistently high level of quality.
One of the most common questions our team hears from patients when discussing tooth replacement options is “how much do dental implants actually cost?” This is a complicated subject, and it can be tricky to answer without performing a comprehensive evaluation of the patient’s dental needs and preferences first. There are multiple components to the treatment process, and no two patients will fit under exactly the same circumstances. For instance:
After your initial appointment, Dr. G will be able to provide a much more confident estimate of the price you can expect. Our knowledgeable team will also be able to assist you with affordable and manageable payment options, including no-stress insurance claims.