Dental Implants

When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, nothing compares to the lifelike qualities and durability of dental implants. These replacement teeth help support important oral structures to prevent further tooth loss. Brown Family Dentistry offers dental implant consultations to people in the Fort Worth area interested in their tooth replacement options.

How Dental Implants Work

Dental-ImplantsDental implants work differently than other types of prosthetics. First, it is important to understand that dental implants are actually prosthetics used to replace the root structures of teeth. Once they are placed in the jaw and stabilized by bone, dental implants are then used to hold restorations and prosthetics. For instance, when it comes to replacing one tooth with a dental implant, the implant – once stable – will hold a custom dental crown. Dental crowns are tooth-shaped, cap-like restorations that replace the visible part of the tooth above the gums.

By replacing the roots of teeth, implants provide very stable anchors for restorations and prosthetics. In fact, having dental implants means that you will be able to eat a variety of foods without difficulty. A leading reason why dental implants are so durable and long lasting is due to the fact that titanium (the metal used to fabricate implants) is compatible with the body. Bone in the jaw will fuse to the titanium implant because the body will not recognize titanium as a foreign object. Since bone literally integrates to an implant, it allows implants to perform like the natural roots of teeth.

Why Choose Dental Implants

Receiving dental implants presents very unique benefits. For starters, the fact that a dental implant is embedded into the jawbone means that bone is far less likely to atrophy. Retaining bone mass is very important for maintaining a healthy occlusion and a youthful appearance. Preventing bone atrophy can also save people from losing more teeth. Additionally, dental implants are the most lifelike prosthetic available in the way that they function and last. People with stable dental implants enjoy their replacement teeth for decades, if not the rest of their lives.

If you have questions about replacing lost teeth with dental implants, call Brown Family Dentistry to reserve a consultation.

Common Dental Implant Questions

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a metal component used to replace the roots of teeth. An implant is embedded into the jawbone where it will serve as a pillar for a restoration like a dental crown. Dental implants are able to function like the roots of teeth because the jawbone will fuse to its titanium structure. Since implants are anchored by bone, they are incredibly durable and long lasting. With implants, a person who has suffered from tooth loss can enjoy optimal oral function, supportive structures for teeth near sites of tooth loss, and replacement teeth that look and feel natural.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Anyone who has suffered from tooth loss should explore whether dental implants are a treatment option. While dental implants are not right for everyone, looking into your tooth replacement options is important – especially since dental implants make for the most tooth-like prosthetic available to people today.

People who have suffered from extensive tissue deterioration in the jaw may not be eligible for implants. Moreover, those with severe periodontal disease may not be candidates because of the destructive and progressive nature of advanced gum disease. Fortunately, our practice has other treatment options to help those with tooth loss including dental bridges and lifelike custom dentures.

If dental implants interest you, we recommend scheduling a tooth replacement consultation at Brown Family Dentistry. At your appointment, we will discuss your health and dental history, perform a thorough examination that includes X-rays, and determine the best treatment option for your unique situation.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

Dental implants can be used for single and multi-tooth replacement. A person can receive a single dental implant to anchor a dental crown. Multiple dental implants can be used to support other restorations and prosthetics such as bridges, full dentures, and partial dentures. In the case of anchoring dentures to dental implants, an edentulous patient can enjoy the benefits of a beautiful looking smile with optimal oral function since dental implants offer unprecedented, long-term denture stability.

How much do implants cost?

Since each tooth replacement circumstance is unique, receiving dental implants can vary in cost from person to person. Every patient has unique oral anatomy and when it comes to replacing missing teeth, a highly individualized approach to treatment is necessary. Following are a few common factors that can affect the cost of dental implants: the need for preliminary treatments such as tooth extractions and tissue grafts, more diagnostic images are needed than other treatment cases, and whether a person has dental insurance. Some insurance carriers provide coverage and discounts toward treatments for restorations and prosthetics.

If you have questions about your coverage, call your dental insurance company’s customer service line. For questions about approximate costs for dental implants, it’s best to speak with our team after your consultation. We can project estimates based on our dentist’s specific treatment recommendations.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Kent Brown | Brown Family Dentistry | Fort Worth Texas
Dr. Kent Brown

For almost 40 years, Dr. Kent R. Brown has been delivering quality dental care to patients across the Fort Worth area. With a commitment to delivering the highest level of comprehensive and compassionate dental care, Dr. Brown stays current and proficient with leading edge dentistry.

Dr. Jacob Brown | Brown Family Dentistry | Fort Worth Texas
Dr. Jake Brown

Dr. Jacob S. Brown is a Fort Worth native, who has practiced dentistry at Brown Family Dentistry with his father, Dr. Kent Brown, since August 2011. He is dedicated and committed to providing optimum dental care to his patients, as well as improving his community.

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