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Dental Implants – Lakewood Dallas, TX

Creating Permanent, Longer-Lasting Smiles

A middle-aged woman wearing glasses looks at her new smile after receiving dental implants in Lakewood Dallas

Dental implants in Lakewood Dallas are allowing patients to rethink the way they smile. For individuals with missing teeth along the top or bottom arch (or both), these unique titanium posts make it possible to embrace a permanent, longer-lasting, more beautiful smile. Instead of relying on traditional tooth replacement solutions that often require frequent replacements, Dr. Drew Vanderbrook and his team can improve your oral health, boost your confidence and appearance, and give you a real reason to smile again. To learn more about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.

What are Dental Implants?

A dentist holds up a model of a dental implant while explaining to a female patient how it works

Dental implants are small titanium posts that mimic the natural tooth root. Surgically placed into your jawbone, they support a custom-made restoration (i.e. dental crown, bridge, denture) and replicate the structure of your missing tooth. Because of its placement, the implant fuses to the bone and surrounding tissue over time in a process known as osseointegration and becomes a permanent fixture within your oral cavity. This allows you to eat and speak with greater confidence as well as enjoy restorations that look and feel like regular teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

A middle-aged man admiring his new smile in the mirror after receiving dental implants

When learning more about dental implants, it is hard to overlook the many benefits they offer to patients with missing teeth. You likely want a solution that will not only give you enhanced aesthetics but will also keep your oral health from declining. Fortunately, implants are a great way to address both issues while allowing you to experience far more than you think.

Some of the most common benefits include:

  • Improved oral health by continuing to stimulate the jawbone and prevent bone resorption and/or facial collapse
  • Greater, more even bite force, allowing you to chew and eat with greater confidence and enjoy the foods you love
  • Enhanced aesthetics and boosted confidence
  • A restoration that is designed to last decades with proper care and maintenance

Indications for Dental Implants

A digital image of an implant-retained denture being placed over the top of 6 dental implants

Another added benefit of dental implants is they are versatile. Whether you have one missing tooth, multiple, or an entire arch, they can repair and restore your smile in a way that other solutions cannot.

Missing Single Tooth

If you are only missing a single tooth, your dentist in Lakewood Dallas can use one titanium implant and metal abutment before having a customized dental crown created to sit on top of the post.

Missing Multiple Teeth

If two or more teeth are missing consecutively in a row, there’s no need to worry. We can recommend you receive two dental implants that will sit on the outer vacated sockets. Once your custom bridge is created by lab technicians, we will carefully secure it to the implants, filling in the gap and allowing you to enjoy a healthier smile.

Missing All Teeth

When faced with an entire arch of missing teeth, don’t assume traditional dentures is all you’ll be eligible to receive. Instead, an oral surgeon can place 4-6 dental implants along your jawbone to create a firm foundation for a customized denture. Instead of worrying about dental adhesives to keep your restoration in place, you can feel more confident knowing your denture is secured to the tops of your implants.

Partners with Trusted Professionals in the DFW Area

An up-close view of an oral surgeon holding a dental implant and preparing to place it into a patient’s mouth

Dr. Vanderbrook wants your experience in receiving dental implants to be a success. This is why he partners with only the best in the DFW area. From trusted periodontists to highly-skilled oral surgeons, he will work closely to ensure your procedure is successful. Once your implants are in place and you’ve finished recovering at home, you will return to our dental office to receive your finalized restoration.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

A dentist holding a mouth mold while discussing the cost of dental implants with a patient

Several factors must be considered before providing you with a cost estimate for treatment. Because no two patients are alike, an initial consultation must occur to determine the following:

  • How many teeth are missing?
  • How many implants are needed?
  • What type of restoration will be created?
  • Will you require any pre-implant dental work (i.e. periodontal therapy, bone graft, tooth extraction)

Once we have all the necessary information, Dr. Vanderbrook will be able to generate a cost breakdown. Our skilled staff will then discuss the financial aspects of treatment and how dental insurance and/or financing can lower your out of pocket expenses.