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Dental Implants in Dallas, TX

Dr. Evans provides dental implants for patients in the Dallas, Texas area who are lacking confidence because of missing teeth.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a revolutionary way of replacing one or more teeth without the need for dentures or bridges. Implants are prosthetic teeth that look, perform and move as natural teeth. They can be used whenever there has been tooth loss due to injury or decay to enhance your appearance and improve your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • More natural looking than bridges or dentures
  • Easier to keep clean than other dental apparatuses
  • May help prevent bone loss
  • Prevents teeth from shifting into open areas, thereby maintaining misalignment
  • Makes it easier to eat and chew

Dental Implants Before & After

As these before and after pictures of actual patients show, dental implants are effective at closing gaps between teeth. Individual results vary from patient to patient.

How are Dental Implants Performed?

Dr. Evans will administer a local anesthesia to numb the area. After that, an incision will be made in your gums in order to expose your bone. A dental instrument will be used to create space for the implant, which is then screwed tightly into place. The actual implant will then be attached to this screw, and then the wound will be closed with stitches. Over the next few months, your implant will anchor itself to the jawbone. This process normally takes between three and six months.

At the end of this period, you will revisit Dr. Evans in order to have a permanent crown attached to your implant. At that time, Dr. Evans will open up your gums again in order to expose the implant and add an abutment, which is a device that holds the crown into position. A small amount of enamel may be removed before gluing the crown onto the top of your implant to finish the procedure.

Preparing for Dental Implants

Dr. Evans may prescribe antibiotics to remove any infections that are present. You may also be asked to refrain from certain medications or to avoid eating, drinking or smoking prior to your appointment.

Dental Implant Recovery

Your mouth may be sore for a few days after either stage of the implant procedure. Over-the-counter medication or a topical anesthetic can be used to alleviate this sensation. You should avoid eating hard foods until your mouth completely heals. Ice can be used to eliminate any swelling that occurs.

Your new implant tooth must be cared for and checked regularly, just like your natural teeth. Brush and floss your implant tooth as recommended by your dentist or dental hygienist. See your dentist every six months, or more frequently if so advised.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Your orthodontic treatment is an investment that will last a lifetime. We work hard to keep costs affordable. Please see our financing page for insurance and payment information.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

To receive dental implants, you must have a solid bone structure capable of supporting the device. You should also be committed to caring for your teeth as regular brushing; flossing and dental cleanings are required to keep them functioning properly.

Why Choose Straight Teeth Orthodontics?

Dental implants have evolved tremendously over the years. Dr. Scott Evans takes great pride in keeping up with the latest dental developments, and will provide you with superb treatment in his state-of-the-art facility.

What to Expect During Your Consultation

X-rays are needed to ensure your gums are healthy and your existing bone structure is adequate to support dental implants. After reviewing your x-rays, Dr. Evans will determine the exact type of implant that is right for your particular situation. He will also discuss your health history and the pros and cons of dental implants so you can make an informed decision. Payment information will also be discussed, and you will be given the opportunity to apply for Care Credit if need be.

Do not be afraid to smile because you have a few missing teeth. Contact us today to schedule your dental implant consultation.