Dental Implants – Dallas, TX
A Lifelike, Durable, and Long-Lasting Solution to Tooth Loss
Has your bite and self-confidence been negatively impacted by tooth loss? Luckily, there is a lifelike, durable, and long-lasting solution: dental implants. Dr. Tyagi has extensive experience with this tooth-replacement solution, and his specialty training and partnership with a nearby surgery center allow him to have complete control over every step of the process. As a result, you can have peace of mind knowing that, with dental implants in Dallas, the end result will be a complete, functional, and gorgeous smile.
Why Choose Luminescence Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Dental Specialist with 10+ Years of Experience
- Best Value and Interest-Free Financing
- Appointments as Early as 7 AM
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a popular tooth-replacement solution, but what exactly are they? In short, they stand out from other options because they replace the root and crown of the tooth. To accomplish this, a small post is surgically inserted directly into the jawbone. A restoration is then securely placed on top to restore the visible portion of the tooth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or all of your teeth, dental implants can give you the strong, complete, and beautiful smile you’ve been missing!
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
Want to get dental implants in Dallas to replace your missing teeth? If so, you’re probably seeking further information on the procedure. Choosing a method of tooth replacement may seem overwhelming, but at Luminescence Dentistry, our team is dedicated to guiding you through each stage of the process. We want to ensure you feel at ease and confident in your decision to restore your smile, which is why we’ve provided a timeline leading up to the placement of your new teeth.
Initial Dental Implant Consultation
For every patient, the first step is a consultation with our talented prosthodontist, Dr. Tyagi. This provides an excellent opportunity for you to address any questions or concerns you may have about the process with him. After learning about your dental history, asking about your goals, and getting a better understanding of the state of your oral health, he will be able to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you.
Dental Implant Surgery
If no preliminary procedures are needed, like gum disease treatment, then the next step will be the placement surgery. At Luminescence Dentistry, we handle both the placement and restoration of dental implants in-house, ensuring a seamless and convenient experience for you.
After making a small incision in the gums, Dr. Tyagi will insert the implant post directly into the jawbone before placing a protective cap over the top. While individual experiences may vary, most patients encounter minimal discomfort and can typically return to work the following day. Some swelling, bruising, or slight bleeding may occur, but these can be easily managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
Dental Implant Osseointegration & Abutment Placement
Following this appointment, the healing process called “osseointegration” will take place. This is when the jawbone and the dental implant fuse together. Typically, this takes between three and six months. This critical process ensures the implants become a strong foundation for your new restorations. Although it may take a few months, once completed, we'll attach connector pieces (known as abutments) on top of the implants. These serve to secure your restorations in place.
Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations
Following the healing of your gums from abutment placement, we take impressions to make your crowns, bridges, or dentures. This can be done with a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Once crafted to our specifications, we securely attach them to the abutment, allowing you to enjoy your new smile without further waiting.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients a multitude of benefits, including the fact that they:
- Can last for 30+ years with proper care.
- Prevent bone loss, which preserves your youthful face shape.
- Are custom designed for each patient.
- Create strong, healthy bites.
- Are easy to maintain.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
Are you missing one tooth, several teeth, or an entire row? Thankfully, dental implants are extremely versatile, allowing them to help patients at all stages of tooth loss. To learn more about how dental implants can fill the gaps in your smile and provide you with a strong bite again, read on!
Missing One Tooth
If there is a gap in your smile from a single missing tooth, then you’ll be happy to hear we can fill it with a dental implant. After placing it securely in your jawbone, we will anchor a custom dental crown to the top. This will effectively replace the root and crown of the tooth, improving the look and strength of your smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing two or more teeth consecutively, then we may recommend an implant bridge. Different than a traditional dental bridge, an implant bridge anchors the pontics (new teeth) in place with dental implants instead of crowns. In addition to providing better stability, this solution means your surrounding healthy teeth don’t need to be altered!
Missing All of Your Teeth
If you don’t have any of your natural teeth left, then an implant denture may be the best option. To replace an entire arch, we will strategically place a few dental implants throughout your mouth and attach a denture over top. There are removable and permanently fixed options available as well, which adds to their versatility.
All-on-X & All-on-Four
Traditionally, dental implant prosthetics can require the placement of six or even more dental implants along one arch. The transformative alternatives, All-on-Four and All-on-X, limit the number of implants required while still providing outstanding security, function, and aesthetic value to patients who’ve suffered with tooth loss for too long. This process can be completed in as little as one day, significantly reducing the healing time for the patient.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
As mentioned above, dental implants are completely personalized to each patient. As a result, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to the price. Don’t worry – that doesn’t mean we won’t go above and beyond to make it easy to understand the cost of dental implants in Highland Park. We’re proud to offer competitive pricing, and we will provide you with an estimate at your consultation. As always, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you have and review your available interest-free financing options through CareCredit as well.