Dental Implants – Garland, TX
Superior Tooth Replacement Technology
Missing teeth are a very common problem in the US, but thankfully, dentistry has finally come up with a solution that can perfectly replicate a real tooth both aesthetically and functionally: dental implants. With this treatment, Dr. Lankupalli and Dr. Nauman Quamar (our in-house periodontist) can help patients restore their natural appearanceand enjoy normal chewing and speaking function without dealing with an uncomfortable prosthetic. Basically, they can make it seem like your teeth were never gone in the first place!
Why Choose Us For Dental Implants?
- Entire procedure completed under one roof
- Able to help with any degree of tooth loss
- Flexible financing available
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants distinguish themselves from all other tooth replacements because they bring back an entire tooth both above and below the gum line. A titanium prosthetic root is placed into the jawbone, and this is used to support a restoration that shows within the smile.
Because implants are held in place just like real teeth, they are extremely secure and stable, enabling patients to eat whatever they want without having to worry about their prosthetic shifting around.
Plus, implants are the only treatment that can prevent jawbone deterioration due to tooth loss. The new roots actually stimulate the jawbone and encourage the growth of fresh, healthy tissue, which helps a patient maintain the overall shape of their face as the years go by.
Speaking of which, patients can look forward to their implants truly standing the test of time, as most are able to last for 30 years or more. In many cases, patients are able to rely on the same implants for the rest of their lives.
Indications for Dental Implants
No matter how many teeth you might be missing, Dr. Lankupalli can design an implant treatment suited to your particular needs:
Missing One Tooth
Unlike with a bridge that requires healthy teeth to be filed down in order to support a replacement tooth, a single implant root can be positioned in-between two healthy teeth without affecting them at all, making it a seamless addition to the smile.
Missing Multiple Teeth
Rather than replacing consecutive missing teeth with individual implants, just two implant roots can be used to hold up to four prosthetic teeth in a row. This is not only extremely cost-effective, but implant bridges also have a much stronger fit compared to regular ones.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re sick and tired of your denture constantly moving around in your mouth, implants can put a stop to that for a lifetime to come. A full denture can be anchored directly to the jawbone using just four to six implants. Not only will it stay put, but you will also enjoy a fully restored bite, helping you eat a wider variety of foods compared to a traditional removable denture.
At most other dental offices, a dentist will refer you to an outside specialist to have your implant roots placed, which adds a lot of time, expense, and stress to the process of rebuilding your smile. At Orbit Dental of Garland, however, we bring the specialist to you! Dr. Quamar is a periodontist, so that means he has the special training needed to perform the implant placement surgery right here in our dental office. With him, you’ll be able to get your new teeth as quickly and efficiently as possible while working with the same team the entire time. Once you have healed from placement, Dr. Lankupalli will provide you with your permanent restorations.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Because dental implants can be used to help people with varying degrees of tooth loss, the cost of the procedure is always different from patient to patient. How many implants are used and where they are located in the mouth play a big part in the final price. Implants should be considered an investment in your dental health, as they are more expensive than other options, but they also last multiple times longer. Normal bridges and dentures typically need to be replaced every 5-7 years, compounding their lower price, while implants can easily last for 30 or more, which means they usually end up saving a patient thousands over time.
Dental Implants FAQs
Are you sick of your missing teeth making it difficult for you to eat and speak? With dental implants, you can revitalize your grin and make life easier again by restoring the entire structure of your missing teeth. Below, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we receive from our patients so you know exactly what to expect from the process.
Does dental implants surgery hurt?
Naturally, patients are curious to find out whether having their dental implants placed beneath their gums is a painful process. At Orbit Dental of Garland, we always consider our patients’ comfort level, which is why we make sure the process is as pain-free as possible by administering a numbing local anesthetic before the surgery begins. We also offer sedation as well, for our patients who feel nervous and anxious as soon as they get to our office.
How long do dental implants last?
With the proper care and maintenance, dental implants have the potential to last for over 35 years. That’s over four times as long as traditional restorations such as bridges, that have an average lifespan of only seven years. Here are some tips to get the most out of your new smile:
- Keep up with your dental hygiene routine at home.
- Visit our office for semi-annual checkups and cleanings.
- Avoid eating sticky, chewy, and hard foods.
- Protect your teeth from grinding.
- Maintain a nutritious diet.
If you have any other questions about how to maintain your dental implants, our team would be more than happy to help and answer them!
Can I reduce my risk of implant failure?
Even though dental implants have an impressive 98 percent success rate, there’s still a slight risk of experiencing implant failure, especially if you participate in risk habits such as smoking. During your initial consultation with your dentist, Dr. Quamar, will discuss how these can impact the success of your implants and may suggest avoiding partaking in risky habits before and after your surgery.
Are dental implants safe to get?
Over the last forty years, the dental implant procedure has been mastered and proven to be completely safe for patients. Countless clinical studies and research has been conducted to ensure that dental implants offer great advantages and a long-lasting solution to a healthy smile.
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