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Dental Implants – Carrollton, TX

The Modern Solution for Gaps in Your Smile

At some point in your life, you may end up with one or more missing teeth and will need to figure out the best way to fill in the empty space in your smile. As far as modern dentistry is concerned, your best bet in most cases will be dental implants. Instead of just replacing the part of the tooth that sticks out above the gums, implants allow us to replace the underlying roots as well, resulting in the strongest, most stable smile possible. Call Rosemeade Dental today to schedule a consultation to discuss dental implants with our Carrollton, TX dentist, Dr. Suggala and Dr. Albeer.

Why Choose Rosemeade Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Offering Placement & Restoration
  • State-of-the-Art Dental Techniques
  • Quality Materials for Restorations

What is a
Dental Implant?

Animated parts of a dental supported implant replacement tooth

A dental implant isn’t a tooth replacement by itself in the same way that a crown or bridge is. It’s a thin metal post that can be surgically inserted into the jaw, where it can fuse with the bone through a process called osseointegration. Once implants are fully in place, they can support crowns, bridges, and even full dentures to fill gaps of any size in your smile. In other words, a dental implant is essentially a new root for any number of replacement teeth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Woman eating an apple of dental implant tooth replacement

As the modern solution for gaps in your smile, dental implants offer a wide array of benefits that you simply can’t get with traditional options like dentures or a dental bridge. Since they’re designed to replace the entire structure of a missing tooth, dental implants look, feel, and function just like your natural pearly whites! There is a long list of reasons why dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement by both dentists and patients. Read on to learn about some of them!

Day-to-Day Benefits

Young man with dental implants in Carrollton
  • Improved Appearance: New teeth will obviously solve the issue of having noticeable gaps in your grin. The restorations for your implants will be carefully designed to blend in so well that they’re indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
  • Improved Diet: Since your new teeth will be anchored into your jawbone, they will have chewing power that’s almost on par with your natural teeth. You won’t have any troubles eating any of your favorite foods.
  • Improved Comfort: Dental implants don’t rest on your gums or alter your healthy teeth like dentures and dental bridges do. Not only does this provide your smile more stability, but it also won’t cause any gum irritation or tooth sensitivity.
  • Improved Confidence: With their reliable and steadfast foundation in your jawbone, you’ll never have to worry about your dental implants feeling loose or slipping out of place at embarrassing times. You’ll be able to smile, talk, and laugh confidently once again!

Health Benefits

Woman smiling with dental implants in Carrollton
  • Prevent Jawbone Deterioration: Getting dental implants doesn’t just fill in the empty space in your mouth. Your new teeth will fulfill the same functions as your natural teeth, which includes stimulating the jawbone so that it doesn’t break down. This also helps prevent the sunken, aged appearance that typically accompanies tooth loss!
  • Prevent Oral Health Issues: It’s easy to keep dental implants clean and healthy with regular brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash. This makes it a lot easier to maintain optimal oral health and prevent issues like gum disease and dental infections.
  • Prevent Future Health Problems: Dental implants encourage better oral health, which in turn promotes better systemic health. Those with healthy smiles are found to be at a lower risk of health problems like arthritis, malnutrition, and heart disease.

Long-Term Benefits

Smiling couple with dental implants in Carrollton
  • Long Lasting: Most of the time, you can expect a traditional restoration like a denture or dental bridge to last around 10 to 15 years. On the other hand, a dental implant has a much longer lifespan on average; in fact, as long as you take good care of it, you can expect to keep it for the rest of your life!
  • Live Longer: Completing your smile with dental implants can help you live longer. Studies show that those with 20 teeth or more at the age of 70 have a considerably higher chance of living longer than those with less than 20 teeth at that age.
  • Save Time & Money: Dental implants may have a higher initial cost than dentures or dental bridges, but since they may never need to be replaced, they could easily end up being the more cost-effective solution over the years.

Are Dental Implants
Right for You?

Smile with missing bottom tooth

Dental implants are suitable for many different forms of tooth loss. We’ll need to evaluate your mouth for signs of bone loss in the jaw and gum disease. Once these potential problems have been accounted for, we can start planning the implant procedure itself.

Missing Single Tooth

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To replace a single missing tooth, we’ll place a dental implant post in the gap. Once the mouth has fully healed, we can attach an abutment and, eventually, a dental crown that has been customized to match your other teeth. This way, we can replace the tooth without needing to alter your remaining teeth to support a dental bridge.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Animated dental implant supported fixed bridge

Implant bridges can be used if you’re missing at least three teeth in a row. To make the crown, we’ll place one or more artificial teeth between a pair of crowns. The crowns will be supported by implants and in turn will hold the other prosthetics between them to fill the gap.

Missing All Teeth

Animated dnetal implant supported denture

Modern dentures are more reliable than ever before, and anchoring them to dental implants can improve their performance even further while also making them easier to care for (since they can simply be brushed like real teeth). It can take anywhere from 4 to 8 implants to support dentures; rest assured that we will always aim for the most conservative number possible.

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Start to Finish Convenience

Man making a heart with his hands around his smile after dental implant tooth replacement

Unlike many other dental offices that claim to provide dental implants, the Rosemeade Dental team is able to complete the entire procedure in our Carrollton dental office. This means from your initial consultation to your placement surgery to when we attach your new teeth, you’ll work with the same professionals that you trust the entire time. This all-inclusive approach not only makes getting dental implants more convenient, but it also helps patients save time and money because they don’t have to travel between different dental offices.

How Dental
Implants Work

Animated dental implant supported replacement tooth within smile line

The dental implant process is divided into a number of steps. After the necessary preparations are made, the implants are placed in your mouth, and your new teeth will be placed on them at a later date once you’ve completely healed. Thanks to his implant expertise, Dr. Suggala and Dr. Albeer can complete every phase of the implant process right here under a single roof; you’ll have a dentist you already know and trust helping you every step of the way.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Understanding cost of dental implants in Carrollton

Before you get dental implants, you have to carefully consider the costs involved. We can give you an estimate once we figure out how many implants you need, the type of restoration they’ll support, and what kind of preparatory steps are needed during the treatment. Remember that even though the initial cost of dental implants in Carrollton is usually higher than that of other restorations, their longevity combined with the various benefits they offer make them a worthwhile investment.

Preliminary Treatments & Dental Implant Surgery

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When meeting with our dental team to discuss your candidacy for treatment, it may be necessary for you to undergo one or more preliminary treatments. If so, you can expect periodontal therapy, tooth extraction, bone graft, or sinus lift to be included in the overall cost of care.

Also, your minor oral surgery that is required for implant placement will be included. Fortunately, because we are capable of placing and restoring dental implants in Carrollton, you will not be required to pay a separate fee to an outside specialist.

The Parts of Your Dental Implant

Dental implant in Carrollton

The parts of your dental implant also incur their own fees. It may not seem possible, but each intricate piece is separate. This information is factored in by looking at:

  • How many dental implants you need – Requiring only one dental implant will be much less expensive than four or five that are needed for an implant denture.
  • The materials used – Titanium and zirconia are most commonly used when creating the screw-like posts.
  • The type of restoration you need – Based on how many teeth need to be replaced, we will determine whether you need a crown, bridge, or denture. You can expect a dental crown to be much less than a denture.
  • The brand – Cheaper materials are used by some dental offices; however, at Rosemeade Dental, we believe in offering only the highest quality restorations available. This ensures greater longevity and stability – both of which are essential for dental implants.

How Dental Implants Can Save You Money

Woman with dental implants smiling in Carrollton

Dental implants are costlier than other tooth replacement solutions; however, when you consider their many benefits, you can understand why they’re an investment worth making. And much to your surprise, they will actually save you money in the long run. How? Here are just a few ways:

  • You will not need to buy any denture adhesives or special cleaning solutions to keep your new teeth in place or clean.
  • You will avoid frequent replacements and adjustments that are often required of dentures and dental bridges.
  • You can minimize your risk of systemic issues that can be costly to treat and stem from tooth loss.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Dental Implants?

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When reviewing your dental insurance policy, there is a good chance you will not find any mention of coverage for dental implants. This is because many companies are still considering these prosthetics to be an “elective.” But there is a possibility that you can have some of your treatment paid for by your insurance carrier. Whether it is your initial consultation, customized restoration, or preliminary treatments, there are ways to save, and our team will work to identify them, so you can spend less on your new smile.

Making Dental Implants Affordable

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To ensure that you do not empty your pockets and savings account in an attempt to receive new teeth, your implant dentist is pleased to partner with third-party financing companies like CareCredit. Enrolling in a low or no-interest payment plan will help you to spread out your cost of care and better manage your budget.

Dental Implant FAQs

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Dental implants are one of the most popular tooth replacement options out there thanks to their numerous benefits. However, they are quite an investment, so it pays to be well-informed about the procedure. Here are the answers to some of the most common questions we receive about dental implants in Carrollton. If you don’t see the information that you’ve been looking for below, just give us a call. We’d be happy to answer your questions and get you started with an initial consultation.

How Long Do Dental Implants Last?

The lifespan of dental implants typically depends on the health and lifestyle choices of the patient. To ensure that dental implants last, it’s important that you are brushing twice, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash daily. Attend regular cleanings and checkups, and avoid chewing on anything that’s particularly hard or sticky. With proper maintenance, dental implants can last upwards of three decades. This is several times longer than traditional bridges and dentures.

Does Getting Dental Implants Hurt?

The jawbone doesn’t have very many nerve endings, and your mouth will be numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure begins. You will also most likely be sedated, lowering your body’s ability to register pain. While the surgery shouldn’t hurt, your mouth may be sore for a few days afterwards. Take recommended over-the-counter and prescribed pain relievers as directed. Cold compresses can also help. Give us a call if discomfort worsens instead of improving after three days.

Will I Have to Take Off Work for Dental Implant Surgery?

Most patients only need to take one or two days off work to get dental implants. If you have a job that is physically demanding, you should probably take at least three or four days off. This is because heavy exercise can divert blood from the implant site and delay healing. However, every case is different. During your initial consultation, you will receive a more specific recommendation to meet your unique needs.

Will People Be Able to Tell That I Have Dental Implants?

Dr. Suggala and Dr. Albeer will take impressions of your mouth that are then used to design your personalized restorations. Once your restorations are placed, people shouldn’t be able to differentiate them from your natural teeth. Since implants are placed in the jawbone like tooth roots, you won’t need to hold your jaw differently like you would with ill-fitting dentures.