If you’re self-conscious because you have missing teeth or you’re tired of wearing uncomfortable dentures, dental implants are a lasting solution. The team of licensed denturists and dentists at Doctor Mansour's Dental Office can restore your healthy smile with dental implants. Located in Arlington, Texas, the experienced team features Doctor Mansour, DDS, PA. Find out whether you’re a candidate for implants by calling or booking a consultation online today.
Dental implants are a popular, state-of-the-art option to replace missing teeth. The implants blend with your other teeth, providing an excellent long-term solution for restoring a natural-looking smile. Implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or support dentures.
The development of dental implants is one of the biggest advances in dentistry in decades. Implants provide a secure, often life-long base for crowns, bridges, and whole teeth — while looking and feeling just like your natural teeth. Implants also save you the hassle of avoiding certain foods by functioning like your own teeth.
Dental implants are typically made of materials that are compatible with your body to avoid the possibility of an allergic reaction. Typical materials for implants include:
Doctor Mansour discusses the selection of implant materials with you when you come in for a consultation.
Since dental implants do require minor surgery, Doctor Mansour reviews your medical history to determine whether they’re the best option for you. For example, certain long-term illnesses, such as diabetes or leukemia, may affect the healing process. Smoking can also interfere with healing.
You’ll need good oral and bone health for implants. Doctor Mansour discusses your health with you to make sure you enjoy the best results possible.
Your steps may vary. Doctor Mansour typically performs surgery to install the implant in your jawbone, then suggests you wait for a period of time for your bone to grow around the implant.
The process of bone growth is called osseointegration. It’s what makes the implant durable and holds it in place. You may need to wait several months for osseointegration, then come back for Doctor Mansour to install your new tooth. In other cases, you may have the implant and replacement tooth placed all in one appointment.
Your new tooth is called a dental crown. Doctor Mansour and his team design the crown to blend perfectly with your other teeth, customizing its:
You’ll usually wear a temporary crown while your permanent one is made for you.
If you’re ready to explore a lasting solution for a healthy mouth and natural smile with implants, contact Doctor Mansour's Dental Office today or book a consultation online.