Affordable Dental Implants
Dental Implant Recovery
Following your post op instructions is pertinent to ensure optimum results after your procedure. Taking your prescribed antibiotics faithfully guards against infection. During the first few days after each step of the implant procedure, you should:
- Manage swelling and bruising with ice packs
- Manage discomfort with over-the-counter pain medication
- Keep the treatment area clean by rinsing 2 to 3x per day with a 1-cup mixture of lukewarm water and a teaspoon of salt
Why Dental Implants?
Patients agree that a dental implant procedure is a healthy, reliable, and comfortable alternative to wearing traditional dental bridges and dentures. Typical replacement options have a 30 percent failure rate, can be aggravating to wear, and may even carry health risks. Bridges only work when anchored between two existing teeth, which have to be ground down first. This loss of tooth enamel makes them more vulnerable to decay and damage. Dentures come with issues as well, as they may slip and make noise. Since dentures and bridges function on or near the gum tissues, they both lead to possible bone loss in the jaw.
Dental implants can replace missing teeth and provide excellent results. In the past, the only way to replace lost teeth was to wear dentures or a dental bridge. While conventional dental appliances are still available, they do not provide the look, feel, and function that dental implants offer. They provide a permanent, slip-free result that allows people with missing teeth to eat whatever they wish and socialize without worry.
Dental implants secure to the jawbone, replacing the hidden part of the tooth called the root, and as such are not visible above the gum. Made of titanium or a titanium alloy, dental implants are strong, lightweight, and biocompatible, ensuring the body does not reject them.
Dental Implant Parts:
There are three functioning parts of a dental Implant: a titanium screw structure, an abutment, and the crown.
- The doctor begins by placing a titanium screw structure into the jawbone to function as a tooth root. Titanium is a safe, decay-resistant material that melds naturally with the human bone through a process called osseointegration.
- The next piece is the abutment, which connects and provides a place for the crown to sit.
- The last component of a dental implant is the crown, which attaches to the abutment. The finished product looks and functions just like a real tooth.
Journey with Addy
Here at North Texas Dental Surgery in Grapevine Texas we offer the highest quality of dental care at the most affordable prices. From amazing cash prices to offering all implant services under one roof, why would you not come see us? With the additional bonus of IV Sedation, you could sleep while your procedure is taking place. Travel with our board certified specialists through your life changing dental experience.