Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are your missing teeth making it difficult to bite, speak, and chew?
Receive dental implants in Denton, TX at Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Samantha Leatherwood helps patients restore missing teeth with dental implant treatment. Whether you are missing a single tooth or all of your teeth, implants can help. Dental implants are a versatile solution that replaces missing teeth at the root. Implants support both the teeth and gums to restore the health and look of your smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many options for replacing one or multiple teeth. Dental bridges can replace multiple missing teeth, while dentures can restore whole rows or arches of missing teeth. Tooth implants are different in that they can be used alone or to support bridges and dentures. Dental implants offer many advantages to patients.
- Have a high success rate
- Prevent further bone loss
- Help patients eat, drink, and speak
- Do not come with dietary restrictions
- Look and feel natural
- Support the health of surrounding teeth
Please contact Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry if you want to learn more about implant treatment. We will be happy to help find the right implant restoration that matches your specific needs.
Dental Implant Treatment
Dr. Leatherwood will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine your candidacy for dental implants. To begin treatment, the dental implant or implants are surgically inserted into the jawbone. Dr. Leatherwood will also provide you with a temporary restoration as the implants heal.
During a process called osseointegration, the implants fuse to the jawbone. This process can take three to six months. Once the implants are fully healed, abutments and dental crowns are added to the implant posts. If patients are receiving an implant bridge or denture, those restorations are attached.
Once they fully heal, dental implants and implant restorations can be cared for just like natural teeth. We recommend that patients continue to maintain their oral health at home and schedule routine dental appointments in our office. At routine dental visits, we can make sure that your restoration is healthy and stable.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for this tooth replacement option is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leatherwood. Patients need to be in good health to ensure a successful restoration. However, treatments like bone grafting, periodontal therapy, and tooth extractions may be necessary prior to implant surgery. Addressing problems like insufficient jawbone or gum disease helps ensure that the implants do not fail.
Dr. Leatherwood will take x-rays and images of the remaining teeth, gums, and jawbone to determine where to place the implants as well as how many will be used. She helps patients determine if they require several single implants or implant-secured restorations including dentures or dental bridges.
Request a Dental Consultation
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Leatherwood online or call Leatherwood Family and Cosmetic Dentistry today at 940.398.0181.