Dental Implants – Canton, TX
Improving Canton Smiles & Oral Health
For individuals who want to replace one or more missing teeth, there is no other treatment solution that’s as affective, as revitalizing, and as long-lasting as dental implants. Unlike traditional prosthetics, implants are designed to replace the entire structure of your natural tooth, including the root that’s hidden beneath the patient’s natural gum line. With a new “root” in place, the health of the jawbone is preserved and the newly completed smile both looks and feels virtually indistinguishable from its original appearance. To find out if this reconstructive service is right for you, please don’t hesitate to contact Legacy Dental Group in Canton, TX! Our dedicated team of doctors and staff members looks forward to welcoming you.
Dental Implant Benefits
When it comes to investing in an advanced dental treatment like implant supported tooth replacement, we know the decision can be a difficult one. To help you make the final determination, we encourage you to review some of the many benefits of dental implant supported tooth replacement, including the following:
- Longevity – once in place, your implant supported crown, bridge, or denture will last two decades or longer with proper care compared with traditional tooth replacement solutions.
- Stability – traditional replacement options, especially removable dentures, don’t come close to restoring a full range of chewing function. An implant supported denture restoration will replace 70% or more of healthy tooth function, and less extensive restorations can almost flawlessly recreate natural function.
- Oral health – because the roots of lost teeth are replaced, implant supported restorations maintain healthy gum tissue volume and jawbone density to ensure the optimal level of overall oral health and function.
- No hassle – it’s easy to care for your smile once your restoration is in place. You can simply brush your teeth as usual. You may want to incorporate using an air or water flosser into your daily care routine in order to remove plaque buildup between your restoration and the gum line.
Dental Implant Placement
Once our team has determined that you’re a viable candidate for dental implants, the procedure itself begins with their surgical placement into the jawbone. While many dental practices have to refer their patients to outside specialists for this portion of their care, Legacy Dental Group has partnered with specialists from Pinnacle Oral Surgery to keep the procedure right here on-site for added convenience and comfort.
Once the implants have been placed, they will require time to fuse with the patient’s natural bone and soft tissue, creating a solid foundation for replacement teeth. Depending on the complexity of the case, this process may take several weeks or months.
Indications for Dental Implants
After patients from Grand Saline, TX and surrounding areas have successfully healed from their dental implant placement, they’ll return to our Canton location for the final step of their procedure: the restoration of their implants. There are several options available that depend on the extent of the patient’s tooth loss and their available budget. Single implants will be covered with custom, metal-free dental crowns, while greater areas in need of coverage can be successfully treated with implant-retained prosthetics. Our doctors will work closely with you to determine the ideal design that exceeds your expectations, and our on-site dental laboratory will personally handle the creation of your restoration.
Missing One Tooth
For single tooth loss, we will repair your smile by placing one dental implant post. Then, a custom crafted, all-ceramic dental crown is designed to replace the lost tooth. The final result will seamlessly mimic your smile’s natural structure.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing two or more teeth, we will recommend an implant supported fixed bridge or partial denture. Fixed bridges are used to replace two or more teeth in a row, and partial dentures can be used to restore multiple consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth. Fixed bridges are attached to two dental implant posts, one at each end. Partial dentures are molded to fit between remaining healthy teeth, and we may need to place two to four dental implant posts to provide adequate support for the partial denture.
Missing All Teeth
Following the loss of one or both rows of teeth, an implant supported denture may be recommended. Typically, each denture is supported by four to six implant posts, depending on your unique needs.
Understanding the Cost for Dental Implants
The cost of your dental implant tooth replacement plan will vary depending on the number and location of missing teeth. During your restoration consultation, we’ll review your specific treatment plan, which includes the costs associated with every step of the process. We work with patients to budget for their treatment before we get started. While most insurers don’t cover the cost of dental implant posts or their surgical placement, other aspects of treatment are often covered, including the replacement tooth or teeth. Our knowledgeable team will make the most of your available benefits. We can also work with third party financiers to help you receive low or no interest financing options.