Does the condition of your smile leave you feeling self-conscious?
If so, you are not alone. Hundreds of thousands of Americans undergo dental treatment for this very reason - to redesign their smile and restore their self-esteem.
Rebuilding Your Smile from the Root Up
At Elegant Smiles Dentistry, we go above and beyond to help you achieve the smile you deserve. If you have lost teeth due to trauma or decay, Dr. Khodabakhsh and his team will configure a solution to improve both the appearance and health of your smile, as missing teeth can impair natural function.
Dental implants offered at our North Dallas practice are natural-looking replacements for missing teeth and function just as your natural tooth roots would.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants are man-made titanium posts, anchored to the jawbone, that act as artificial tooth roots to maximize the structural stability of your dental prosthetic.
If your smile has lost its natural function due to a missing tooth or missing teeth, or your ill-fitting dentures fail to provide you with the reliable support you need, dental implants may work well for you.
Our North Dallas cosmetic dentist carefully prepares for your surgery by thoroughly reviewing your dental x-rays and mapping out a surgical plan. By doing so, he can more accurately place the dental implants within the jaw. Once the prosthetic is placed on top of it, the entire restoration is aligned, looks completely natural, and provides your smile with the leverage it needs.
After Implant Placement
Once the implant is surgically placed into your jawbone and the bone and implant post fuse together (a process that can take up to six months), Dr. K will create a custom-crafted dental crown, bridge, or denture and install the structure over the dental implant.
The dental implant will securely hold the prosthetic in place and function much like your natural teeth would. Your dental prosthetic will be more comfortable to wear, will always stay in place, and will enhance the beauty of your smile. Your smile will look and feel astonishingly natural.
Implants are incredibly durable and can last a lifetime if they are properly cared for.
Implant-Retained Full & Partial Dentures
One option we have for restoring chewing function after implant placement is full or partial dentures. On their own, dentures lack strength and stability, which leads to irritation and discomfort as they shift and move in your mouth.
But dental implants can be strategically placed in your jaw to stabilize the denture, providing complete support that eliminates slipping and shifting. With implant-retained dentures, you will also be free to eat the foods that you enjoy.
Another advantage of using dental implants with dentures is that bone loss can occur when teeth are missing. Several years of wearing dentures can result in bone loss, which can, in turn, lead to deterioration of the jaw. Dental implants not only retain the denture for stability but also act as replacement roots to help conserve bone.
Our Experience Sets Us Apart
His experience in dealing with a wide variety of cases for well over a decade has allowed Dr. K to become skilled in performing several types of implantation. Although we do not offer full-mouth dental implants, we do perform single-tooth implantation, and, when necessary, immediate-load implantation.
We want your newly renovated smile to look as flawless as possible, which is why Dr. K always takes a conservative, natural approach when completing your restoration. By placing dental implants into the jawbone one at a time, we can ensure a more seamless result and fewer complications.
Are Dental Implants the Right Solution for Me?
Dental Implants are ideal solutions for patients who are missing one or more teeth, have a healthy and fully developed jawbone, and have healthy gum tissue. Although implants are a wonderful solution for lost teeth and an ill-functioning smile, not everyone is a candidate for treatment.
At Elegant Smiles Dentistry in North Dallas, our skilled dentist will evaluate the condition of your smile, identify your dental needs, review your medical history, and provide you with education on dental implants prior to performing your personalized surgical treatment. Dental implants are not recommended for patients who have heart disease, diabetes, or have been exposed to certain types of radiation.
Contact Us to Learn More about Dental Implants
You don’t have to live with an unhealthy, unappealing smile. We offer multiple solutions, including dental implants, at our North Dallas practice, all of which will address your unique needs and fulfill your cosmetic desires.
Our goal is to improve the quality of your smile so it lasts for years to come and makes a lasting impression on everyone you meet. Contact Elegant Smiles Dentistry to learn more about our services and the passion our team has for changing peoples’ lives.