Understanding the Benefits of Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, realistic and natural esthetics, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations. Dr. Clark Damon is a renowned dental implant expert, who uses the most advanced techniques and leading-edge materials, such as Nobel Biocare implants, and focusing on Teeth in a Day protocols for single teeth – entire arches. He can help you understand the many benefits of dental implants during your personal consultation at our Dallas, Amarillo, or Fort Worth, TX, location.

Improved Oral and General Health

There are many benefits gained by dental implants – the ability to eat, chew, and speak better. Looking your best and maintaining self confidence! If your tooth is infected for any reason, ridding the body of infection has numerous documented scientific benefits to the rest of your body.

Patient Satisfaction

Implants are providing our patients with a new way of life. No longer do our patients have to worry about some retainer or flipper to replace a single lost tooth. We can give your lost tooth back. For our denture wearers, no longer do our patients have to worry about a lower denture slipping creating an embarrassing event.

With implants, an individual who has missing teeth can now practically eat anything. Our patients who have dental implants are confident in the way they smile. Dental implants are now more affordable then ever and we have new methods to replace a tooth faster then ever.

Dental implants were created in the early 1970’s and there has been a vast amount of research on the topic, with proven, well-documented results. Current overall Dental Implant success is 98%.

Dental implants are a proven restorative treatment option with multiple benefits that include a comfortable bite, improved speech, and greater longevity than traditional restorations.

Other Benefits of Dental Implants

Implant dentistry has evolved over the years. Now, just four to six implants can support full dentures, while providing the same health benefits and improved stability. Other surgical advancements have allowed for immediate placement in select cases, further improving the overall patient experience.

Dr. Damon focuses on patient safety and comfort. For added convenience, he can perform every phase of dental implant surgery at our office. Patients can feel confident knowing an expert implantologist is planning and performing their procedures, all under one roof.

Another area of advancements is the ability to place growth factors into bone grafting increasing the success of the graft taking. Some degree of bone grafting can be required in some cases.

Immediate placement has long been a concept, however added to this step in speeding up the replacement process is the concept of Immediate provisionalization or immediate load. This is at the time of surgery placing a temporary crown so that the patient does not have to wear a flipper or a removable denture. Please note that this is not always possible due to the quality of the patients jaw bone or infection.

Surgical Advancements

Dental implant surgery is constantly evolving with literature supporting many of the advancements proposed in the mid 1990’s. One of these advancements is the ability to extract all remaining teeth, place 4-6 implants, and immediately provide a screwed down temporary prosthesis immediately. This is the All on 4 protocol. There have been thousands of completed cases through out the world. In – Fact Dr. Damon has personally completed over 300 arches as of early 2017. Let alone the number of thousands of other single unit implants or “snap on” dental implants.

Another area of advancements is the ability to place growth factors into bone grafting increasing the success of the graft taking. Some degree of bone grafting can be required in some cases.

Immediate placement has long been a concept, however added to this step in speeding up the replacement process is the concept of Immediate provisionalization or immediate load. This is at the time of surgery placing a temporary crown so that the patient does not have to wear a flipper or a removable denture. Please note that this is not always possible due to the quality of the patients jaw bone or infection.

  • Conservation of tooth structure- If you are missing a single tooth, yes a Fixed 3 unit “bridge” may be constructed but it is at the sacrifice of adjacent tooth structure.
  • Long term success of implants is much higher than a Fixed Bridge
  • Maintain the bone in your jaw- Dentures can not preserve bone, leading to loss of ridge height, need for relines, and ultimately inability to wear a denture at all due to atrophy. Unfortunately we do see this a lot in our 85 year old denture wearers. Atrophy of the jaw will happen over time and it is worse in the lower jaw.

Be Confident with Your New Teeth

With the All-On-Four Protocol we are able to attach a denture to the implants- no longer requiring you to remove it from the mouth. Only your dentist can remove it. This allows also for a palate-less denture. Have you ever thought about a complete denture to be the same as a crutch? With the all on 4 we are able to give you new teeth again. It is inconvenient to remove a denture every night. Moreover, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable if your dentures happen to slip.

Caring For Your Implants

Implants are like teeth in the need to keep them clean on a daily basis and need for regular dental visits and professional cleanings. With appropriate care, implants can last for a lifetime. If you have an implant denture you will need to have the denture remade every 5-7 years along with simple maintenance every 6-9 months.

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Learn More About Dental Implants

If you are ready to learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Damon today. Contact us today using our online form or call our Dallas office at (972) 457 – 3097 or our Fort Worth Office at  (817) 756-7047 to schedule an appointment.