Dental Implants – Sachse, TX
Turn Back the Clock on Tooth Loss
Do you avoid saying certain words, eating certain foods, or showing your smile because of the empty spaces caused by missing teeth? Dentures and dental bridges can give you the appearance of a complete smile, but only one tooth replacement feels and functions like your natural teeth – dental implants. At Wiese Dental, Dr. Robert G. Wiese can provide start-to-finish dental implant treatment that lets you turn back the clock on tooth loss. Call our office today to get started!
Why Choose Wiese Dental for Dental Implants?
- Dental Implants Placed & Restored in One Location
- Carestream CBCT Scanner for Expert, Ultraprecise Treatment Planning
- Empathetic Dentist with 35+ Years of Experience
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots, usually made from titanium, that are surgically positioned within the jaw. Their biocompatible properties encourage the jawbone tissue to grow around the implants until they’re just as securely attached as the roots of your natural teeth. Then, we can restore the implants with a customized dental crown, bridge, or denture and rebuild your smile with a stable, long-lasting solution no matter how many teeth you’ve lost.
The 4-Step Dental Implant Process
Thanks to Dr. Wiese’s experience and training, he can perform every phase of the dental implant treatment process right here in our office for your convenience. These phases include:
- Initial consultation – You and Dr. Wiese will discuss your goals for your future smile, and then he’ll examine your mouth and take X-rays to determine whether you’re a good candidate for implants.
- Dental implant surgery – During oral surgery, Dr. Wiese will carefully insert the implant posts into your jawbone.
- Osseointegration/abutment – The implants will merge with your jawbone after about four to six months. Then, Dr. Wiese will attach connectors called abutments to the opt of your implants.
- Delivery of final restoration(s) – Lastly, we’ll secure your crown, bridge, or denture onto your abutments to recreate the visual portion of your smile.
Benefits of Dental Implants
What makes dental implants better than regular dentures or dental bridges? They rebuild the entire structure of the teeth, which gives them multiple unique benefits, including:
- Stability that matches that of natural teeth.
- Chewing power that lets you enjoy your favorite foods.
- Results that can last for 30+ years.
- Easy daily maintenance.
- Prevention of jawbone loss.
- Support for your facial muscles.
Who Dental Implants Can Help
The only way to know with any certainty whether dental implants are right for you is to visit Dr. Wiese, but generally, most healthy adults qualify for the treatment. As long as you have a healthy mouth and a strong jawbone, chances are that we can use implants to bring back your full smile and replace any number of missing teeth:
Missing One Tooth
For a single lost tooth, we’ll vertically insert an implant post into the gap, then top it with an abutment and a tailor-made dental crown. Unlike a traditional dental bridge, an implant doesn’t require us to modify any of your existing tooth structure.
Missing Multiple Teeth
We can replace two or more missing teeth in a row by securing a dental bridge onto two implants – each of which is placed at an end of the empty space. Again, this solution doesn’t require your remaining teeth to be shaved down. If you’re missing several teeth throughout an arch, we can use implants to secure a partial denture.
Missing All Teeth
Even a full arch of teeth can be brought back with implants. In most cases, all it takes is between four and six implants to anchor a full denture that doesn’t slip or fall out like conventional dentures notoriously do.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
When you look at the initial price tag of tooth replacement options, dental implants tend to be the most expensive. However, consider that they have the potential to last for many decades – several times longer than dentures or bridges. Your implants might actually save you money in the long term, as you won’t need to pay for frequent replacements or specialized maintenance products. Our team can help you understand the factors that go into the cost of your dental implants and explore your financing options.