Implant Dentistry

Complimentary
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Dental Implant Packages available. Call for more information.


Schedule an appointment today! | (214) 760-6035

Complimentary
exam & x-rays

Dental Implant Packages available, call for more information.


Schedule an appointment today! | (214) 760-6035

Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry has greatly changed the way that dentists address tooth loss. Dental implants provide a lifelike and durable replacement for the roots of teeth. The roots of the teeth are overlooked when it comes to conventional prosthetics such as dentures and bridges. Without this important component of a tooth’s structure, patients can suffer with bone atrophy, rapid aging and further tooth loss. Dr. Christian offers dental implant placement for individual and multiple missing teeth.

Meet the doctor

Dr.Christian-dallas-tx-dental-conciergeBorn and raised in Dallas, Texas, Dr. Christian earned her Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of North Texas and her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Baylor College of Dentistry. She has completed extensive post-doctoral training in advanced dental care, full mouth rehabilitation, cosmetic techniques and sedation dentistry.

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Our Location

4514 Cole Ave., Suite 903
 Dallas,Texas 75205

(214) 760-6035

 

4514 Cole Ave., Suite 903
 Dallas,Texas 75205

(214) 760-6035

 

Single Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are ideal for replacing teeth individually. The implant itself is placed in the jawbone to address the loss of the root. It is made from durable titanium, which is biocompatible with the jawbone. Once bone has fused to the titanium post, a custom crown is attached to an abutment to finish the tooth replacement process. Since crowns are custom made, patients can choose which materials are used. Porcelain and porcelain laid over metal are very popular options because of their tooth-like appearance.

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Single Tooth Replacement

Dental implants are ideal for replacing teeth individually. The implant itself is placed in the jawbone to address the loss of the root. It is made from durable titanium, which is biocompatible with the jawbone. Once bone has fused to the titanium post, a custom crown is attached to an abutment to finish the tooth replacement process. Since crowns are custom made, patients can choose which materials are used. Porcelain and porcelain laid over metal are very popular options because of their tooth-like appearance.

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All-On-4

Patients in need of full arch replacement can benefit from All-on-4. This type of implant dentistry involves placing four dental implants throughout the jaw. Since their location is strategic, they can support the weight and force exerted upon dentures during oral function. Dentures supported by implants will not move or slide when eating or speaking. This additional support is advantageous since dentures can become ill fitting over time. Messy adhesives to hold dentures in place are not necessary with All-on-4.

Replacing lost teeth is incredibly important. Since the oral health system works as a cohesive unit to facilitate comfortable and healthy oral function, even missing only one tooth can throw the system out of balance and greatly affect one’s quality of life. Receiving dental implants is the closest option a patient has to natural teeth. If you have suffered with tooth loss, we recommend scheduling a tooth replacement consultation with Dr. Christian to see if this option is right for your specific needs.

COMMON QUESTIONS

A dental implant is a prosthetic used to replace a missing tooth’s roots. A single dental implant replaces one missing tooth by holding a prosthetic dental crown while a series of implants can be used to hold dentures for those facing total tooth loss. Implants are embedded into the jawbone so that they can securely hold prosthetics that replace the biting surfaces of teeth.

Titanium is used for dental implants because this metal allows for osseointegration, the process where bone literally integrates to metal components. Osseointegration means that patients’ prosthetic teeth, including dentures, will not move during oral function. In addition to the biocompatible nature of titanium implants, these replacement teeth when paired with tooth-colored restorations appear very much like biological teeth.

Candidates for dental implants should make a commitment to their oral health as the development of conditions like gum disease can threaten the longevity of an implant. Those receiving implants should practice very thorough oral hygiene and schedule bi-annual cleanings and checkups.

Another important factor that relates to the success of a dental implant is a person’s jawbone density. Since bone is what fuses to an implant and secures it, there must be enough tissue for adequate osseointegration. During your dental implant consultation, Dr. Christian will take X-rays of your mouth and jaw to determine the health of your bone. If you lack the density necessary to hold an implant, you might be eligible for bone grafting procedures. If this is the case, we will provide a referral for you. For those who are not candidates for dental implants, our practice offers other tooth replacement options that you can explore.

Tooth loss causes the bone in the jaw to atrophy. When the roots of teeth are gone, the lack of stimulation in the bone causes the body to reabsorb tissue. Bone loss will affect one’s appearance and can affect other teeth. Dental implants protect bone health by keeping the bone stimulated and thus thwarting the natural resorption process.

A single tooth can be replaced with one dental implant or a series of implants can replace all teeth in an arch. The utilization of dental implants is beneficial for both those with minimal tooth loss and those who are edentulous.

The cost of dental implants can vary. This is because some patients may require preliminary treatments such as tooth extractions or bone grafting procedures. Implants anchor custom prosthetics that are made in a dental laboratory and the labor and materials to make prosthetics is also reflected in their cost.

All-on-4 is a tooth replacement option for edentulous patients and those missing all teeth in an arch. A full denture can be supported by four strategically placed dental implants. Dental implants provide dentures with additional support so increase a patient’s oral function and slow down the process of bone resorption.