Trinity River Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center offers dental implants in Willow Park, TX. Dental implants are one of the healthiest and most natural-looking options for replacing missing teeth. If you need a dental extraction, or your teeth have been missing for an extended length of time, Dr. Kovach has years of experience forming treatment plans for implant placement, extractions, bone grafting procedures, and more.
When you receive dental implants, you can rest assured that your new teeth will be strong and secure, allowing you to eat your favorite foods and smile confidently as if your teeth were never missing. Your dentist and oral surgeon will be able to help you determine whether or not dental implants are the right treatment option for you.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a tiny biocompatible post that replaces the root of a missing tooth. This new root can support a custom-made crown or bridge attachment that is specially designed to look and feel just like a natural tooth. Dental implants are very strong — so strong, in fact, that they are sometimes used to anchor braces and orthodontic movements. Our oral surgeon is an expert at replacing missing teeth with dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients a variety of benefits over traditional tooth replacement options:
- They provide better function when eating, speaking, etc.
- They are the only natural-looking replacement teeth.
- They can be lifelong tooth replacements (with a success rate of over 95%).
- They preserve your overall oral health by preventing dental shifting and jaw bone atrophy.
- They do not have any inconvenient removable parts and thus are the most similar to natural teeth.
If you are unsure of whether dental implants are right for you, feel free to contact our office in Willow Park, TX. Our surgeon will be happy to help you find the best tooth restoration option for you.
Dental Implant Procedures
The process of receiving dental implants usually involves a team effort between your oral surgeon, your dentist, and you. After your initial consultation, your oral surgeon will form your treatment plan. If you and your surgeon decide implants are right for you, you will return at a later date for your procedure.
Your implant placement procedure will likely be done under local and/or IV anesthesia. Our oral surgeons are well trained in anesthesia administration, and you will have a chance to discuss your options during your consultation appointment. Once your anesthesia is administered, your surgeon will lift any gum tissue out of the way and place your implants into the empty tooth sockets. Once the implants are secure in the bone beneath your gums, the surgical sites will be sutured, and you will rest until your anesthesia wears off. Your designated driver will be able to take you home when your procedure is over.
What happens next depends largely on the type of implants you received. Unless you received immediate implants, your implants will have to heal for a while before your new prosthetic teeth can be attached to them. This healing phase is called osseointegration, and it allows the bone beneath your gums to create a strong bond with your implants.
Once the surgical sites are ready, your dentist will attach the tooth-shaped crowns or bridge to your implants. When the process is complete, you will be able to eat whatever you want, smile with confidence, floss, and brush your teeth as if you never lost a tooth.
Dental Implants in Willow Park, TX
Our staff understands how difficult it can be to deal with missing teeth. If you are interested in having a dental implant placed to replace one or more teeth, contact our office in Willow Park, TX. We are just a 25-minute drive from downtown Fort Worth, TX. Dental implants are an extremely versatile technology, and our oral surgeon can help you form a treatment plan that fits your needs. Feel free to give us a call at (817) 441-5000 or send us a general inquiry on this website. One of our staff members will be happy to help you.