Dental Implants in Fort Worth, TX
Missing teeth cause pain, discomfort, embarrassment and lower your quality of life. A confident smile can change everything. Dr. Damon has completed thousands of implant procedures and can help you get your smile and your life back. Eat what you want and live the life you want on your terms with Dental Implants by Dr. Clark Damon!
At Texas Implant and Dental Center, we offer top-quality dental implants in Fort Worth. Dr Damon has combined the surgical suite, dental lab, and dental office in one location! Our goal is to provide a streamlined approach to dental implant care. Also, all of our dental implant surgeries can be done under IV sedation or general anesthesia! We are the gold standard! Come see why!
Why Choose Texas Implant and Dental Center? – Experience.
Simply put, Dr. Damon is an expert in the field of implant dentistry. He is co-director of the Texas Implant Institute with Implant legend – Dr. Rick Kline. Together they teach dentists from across the USA dental implants on cadavers! Dr. Damon is literally in dental surgery almost every day placing dental implants. This is truly his passion and he sees how beneficial dental implants are to patients health, lifestyle, and self confidence. We are excited that we treat patients needs on another level, versus just performing fillings and crowns. We are doing life changing procedures and excited to do it!
How can dental implants impact your life?
Gaps in your smile can affect every aspect of your life, from what you eat and drink to how you look and feel. While helping you gain back your confidence is a vital component of what we do in implant dentistry, ultimately, your health is the most crucial factor.
You may be wondering, can missing teeth cause health problems? Unfortunately, yes. Gaps in your smile can place your oral health at risk and even your overall health. Possible issues can arise, such as over-eruption of the teeth, and in more severe cases, the sinus can collapse in the upper jaw.
Letting missing teeth go for too long can also increase your chances of oral infection due to the exposed gum tissue. When the gum tissue becomes infected, the infection can spread through the blood to somewhere else in your body.
Making the decision to invest in dental implants in Fort Worth means making the decision to invest in your health, and investing in your health means investing in yourself. You deserve to smile again, and we want to help. To see more benefits of dental implants check out this article.
What Are Dental Implants?
Many people think that a dental implant is one piece and that it is the white part of the tooth that you eat with. In reality, the implant is the part that is placed into the bone.
So, to replace a single tooth- three things are needed: Implant Crown (the piece that resembles the white part you eat with), an Abutment, and Implant. Most of the time, bone grafting is required at the time of placement. This is to ensure that the bone encases the implant itself so that you have a long-lasting implant.
Dental Implants have three distinct parts…
What Are Dental Implants Made Of?
Most dental implants are made from titanium, are irradiated by gamma radiation to be sterile. They are inserted into the jaw bone. A crown or implant denture is placed on top of the implant connected by an abutment. Root form dental implants look like a natural tooth in terms of size and shape.
We offer our patients the highest quality of care possible and recommend the highest quality implant system.
So Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?
You Can Have Your Teeth Back!
Dental Implants are a multi-beneficial solution designed to Last a Lifetime.
When placed by an implant specialist in Fort Worth and given proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Dr. Clark Damon has performed thousands of implant surgeries during his career and can provide you with the highest quality of care.
A Natural Look and Feel
Take your life back by taking your smile back. Once your implants are in place, one of our implant dentists will attach a beautiful, natural-looking restoration that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
Unrivaled Strength and Stability
Our dental implants are made from biocompatible titanium that fuses with bone tissue for an unparalleled level of stability. At Texas Implant and Dental Center, our implants come from Nobel Biocare™, one of the most reputable providers on the market.
Our Patients are Happier than Ever
Implants are providing our patients with a new way of life. Our patients no longer have to worry about some retainer or flipper to replace a single lost tooth. We can give you your lost tooth back. And for our denture wearers, our patients no longer have to worry about a lower denture slipping and creating an embarrassing event.
With implants, an individual who has missing teeth can now practically eat anything. Our patients who have dental implants can be confident in the way they smile. Dental implants in Fort Worth are now more affordable than ever, and we have new methods to replace a tooth faster than ever.
Our patients can be confident in their treatment and in the outcome, as dental implant technology has soared over the years, and we have the experience and equipment to support it. Dental implants were first created in the early 1970s, and there has been a vast amount of research on the topic, with proven, well-documented results. Currently, overall Dental Implant success is 98%!
Dental Implants Are the Future of Dentistry
A revolution has occurred since the mid-1990s – the development and acceptance of dental implants. Now dentists and patients can regain a lost tooth. No longer is dentistry about fixing problems; now dentists are in “the construction business.” Dentistry has turned a new page, and as a result, we can rebuild a single tooth or a whole mouth.
There are many options, and dental implants can be used in the following situations:
- Replacing a single tooth
- Implant-supported bridge replacing up to three teeth
- Two implants in the lower jaw for a removable implant overdenture
- Four implants in the lower jaw for a removable implant overdenture
- All on 4, a non-removable screw-retained prosthesis
- Mini Dental Implants
There are two types of implants: Root form and Mini. A “root-form” tooth implant is the one that is most commonly known, placed, or “used,” has been around for 30 years and has a high success rate of around 95%. A majority of the dental implants done at Texas Implant and Dental Center are of this type.
Mini implants are reserved for some patients who could not get a regular implant because either their bone density has significantly deteriorated or their jawbone is exceedingly thin. Mini implants are reserved for a patient at or near the age of 70 and have some significant drawbacks compared to traditional root form implants. We do not recommend mini-dental implants.
Dr. Clark Damon will recommend the type of implant, which best suits you. Simply call us to schedule your consultation today.
Dental Implants vs a Fixed Bridge And Dentures
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 an adjacent tooth structure.
Long term success of implants is much higher than a Fixed Bridge. With dental implants, you can maintain the bone in your jaw; with dentures, you cannot 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.
With the all on 4 protocol, we can attach the fixed implant bridge to the implants. This attachment means that you are no longer required to remove the implant bridge from the mouth. Only your dentist can remove it. This protocol also allows for a palateless denture.
Have you ever thought about a complete denture being the same as a crutch? With the all on 4 in Fort Worth, we can give you new teeth again. It is inconvenient to remove a denture every night, which will no longer be an issue for you with the implants. Moreover, it can be embarrassing and uncomfortable if your dentures happen to slip. The implants will give you the feel and look of your natural teeth again, eliminating nearly all the downfalls of dentures.
Surgical Advancements For the All on 4 Protocol
Dental implant surgery is constantly evolving, with literature supporting many of the advancements proposed in the mid-1990s. One of these advancements is extracting all remaining teeth, placing 4-6 implants, and immediately providing a screwed-down temporary prosthesis.
This is the all on 4 protocol. There have been thousands of completed cases throughout the world. In fact, Dr. Damon has personally completed over 1,000 all on four cases as of 2020. 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 graft-taking success. Some degree of bone grafting can be required in some cases.
The 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 means, that at the time of surgery a temporary crown is placed 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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants (FAQ)
Who Qualifies for Dental Implants?
If you plan on having dental implants, you need a thorough oral examination plus a review of your dental and medical records. Patients who have received radiation to the jaw area, have uncontrolled diabetes, or are on current chemotherapy will most likely not be candidates for the procedure.
Our Team Can Assess Your Oral Health and Determine Whether Dental Implants Are Right for You
Implants rely on surrounding tissue for support, so you may not qualify for this procedure if you have insufficient bone in your jaw. However, for most patients, a dental bone graft can restore implant candidacy.
Smoking interferes with your body’s ability to heal and can increase your risk of implant failure. Other lifestyle factors, such as heavy alcohol use or a poor diet, can also affect the success of your treatment.
Untreated gum disease can also interfere with the health and stability of your dental implants. You will need to undergo treatment for periodontal issues before receiving implants.
Health issues such as uncontrolled diabetes can make surgery risky and interfere with the healing process. Make sure to discuss your complete medical history with your dentist during your consultation.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
You may have heard that dental implants cost more than alternatives. Initially, this may be the case, but it is not so apparent in the long run.
A Larger Initial Investment Can Provide Longer-Lasting Results
Dental implants do require a larger investment during the initial treatment. However, implants are built to last and can provide support for your restorations for a lifetime.
Dental implants are the one and only restorative treatment that can stop bone atrophy (shrinkage) following tooth loss. For denture wearers, this means you may only need a few, if any, adjustments. You may also never need a bone graft to replace recessed tissue. Both of these benefits can save you thousands of dollars over time.
The cost of dental implants varies greatly depending on each patient’s unique treatment plan, so you will need to contact us for a consultation to receive a quote.
How Long Does A Dental Implant Procedure Take?
A Typical Dental Implant Treatment Takes Several Months to Complete In Full.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
What Will My Smile Look Like With Dental Implants?
Dental Implants Are a Conservative and Natural-Looking Solution
Dental implants in Fort Worth offer the most natural feeling and looking solution there is when it comes to tooth restoration. You will be able to resume all of life’s activities, like eating and drinking, as you did before tooth loss.
A single missing tooth calls for either an implant-supported crown or a traditional bridge, which relies on adjacent teeth for support.
An implant-supported crown restores function and aesthetics while avoiding the need to remove significant amounts of tissue from adjacent teeth.
How To Care For Dental Implants
Implants are like natural teeth in that you will need to keep them clean daily (brushing and flossing) and need regular dental visits and professional cleanings.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
With appropriate care, dental implants can last for a lifetime. If you have an implant denture you will need to have the denture remade every five to seven years along with simple maintenance every six to nine months.
Start Your Journey With Dental Implants in Fort Worth
Dr. Damon is one of the top dental implant specialists in the Dallas Fort Worth area. Our team is dedicated to innovative, comfortable, and specialized care. For more information on dental implants, call our dental implant office in Fort Worth today to schedule your appointment.
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