The Cost of Dental Implants

Because each dental implant case is unique, your prosthodontist will need to provide you a treatment plan that will include the cost and time needed to complete the installation of your implant(s). The time needed is based on each patient’s needs, jawbone condition, and the materials used in the process. Your prosthodontist must assess whether the implant can be placed directly into the jawbone or on the jawbone but below the gum tissue. This will be done during your consultation.

In order to ensure the implant functions properly like a natural tooth would, most implants will require several appointments. The total time could be as little as a few months to much longer for more difficult situations. In between visits, our patients go about their normal lives with no interruptions. We have financing options to help you pay for any out of pocket expenses that your insurance does not cover.

Over the long term, you will be very happy with the implant(s) as it looks and feels just like a natural tooth and will function naturally as well.

If you are interested in learning more about implants, please reach out to DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333 to schedule a consultation where we will assess your situation and come up with a treatment plan for you. We gladly welcome patients at DaVinci Dentistry from Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas.

The Two Types of Dental Implants

According to the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, there are two main types of implants:

  • Endosteal implants — this type of dental implant is placed directly into the jawbone. The implant is normally made of titanium and is the most commonly used implant. Your prosthodontist will then place a post to the implant and upon the post, an artificial tooth is placed. 
  • Subperiosteal implants — this type of dental implant is placed on the jawbone, but just below the gum tissue. This type of implant is most commonly used for patients who do not have enough healthy jawbone to undergo the procedure. If your jawbone is not able to support implants, there are several options available to you to rebuild the bone, also called bone augmentation. Options to rebuild jawbone will be discussed during a consultation with your prosthodontist.

In order to ensure the implant functions properly like a natural tooth would, most implants will require several appointments. The total time to complete the procedure could be as little as a few months to much longer for more difficult situations. In between visits, our patients go about their normal lives with no interruptions.

If you are interested in learning more about implants, please reach out to DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333 to schedule a consultation where we will assess your situation and determine what type of implant is right for you. We gladly welcome patients at DaVinci Dentistry from Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a great option for those patients who have a missing tooth or teeth, but are you a good candidate for the procedure? If you have healthy gums, enough jawbone to place the implant, and will make the commitment to brush twice daily, floss, and see your dentist regularly, you are more than likely a great candidate for the procedure.

Some patients may not be good candidates for implants. Those include women who are pregnant, those who smoke since smoking interferes with the healing process, and those with chronic diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes or immune disorders.

Your prosthodontist will assess your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for implants. To determine if you are a good candidate, your prosthodontist will examine your mouth and review your medical history. He/she may also take X-rays of your mouth so they can determine the amount of healthy, natural jawbone you have and if it will support an implant(s). Your options will be discussed with you and a treatment plan developed for you. The treatment plan will include a timeline and cost.

If you are interested in learning more about implants, please reach out to DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333 to schedule a consultation where we will assess your situation and determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implant(s). We gladly welcome patients at DaVinci Dentistry from Southlake, TX and the surrounding areas.

Prevent Bone Loss with a Dental Implant

A dental implant is a way to restore a lost tooth and has the highest success rate of any implanted device. When a tooth is lost, bone is also lost as it needs stimulation from the tooth itself in order to maintain its volume. The bone surrounds and supports the tooth, but when a tooth is lost and not replaced, further damage to the bone will occur over time. This can be prevented with a dental implant. An implant is the only way to stop the loss of bone and preserve what is left of the bone. A dental implant is made of titanium, which fuses well to the bone and is not rejected by the body. The implant is secured to the jawbone and can then be covered with a dental crown. It is completely natural looking, and no one can tell from looking at you when smiling that the tooth is a dental implant. The implant can help you smile, eat, and talk as you normally would.

To determine if an implant is right for you and where and how the implant needs to be placed, you need a prosthodontist who will then conduct an assessment. A dental implant is placed by a prosthodontist as it requires more education, training, and skill than a general dentist. The dental implant must be placed in the bone in exactly the correct position, and a prosthodontist can also access if you have enough remaining bone to place the implant. Dr. Khal is one of only 3500 practicing prosthodontists in the US, according to the ADA, and he is board-certified by the American Board of Prosthodontics. He is the only board-certified prosthodontist in the Southlake area. 

To discuss whether an implant is right for you, call DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333. We happily treat patients in the Southlake, TX and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you!

Why See a Prosthodontist?

Prosthodontics is a specialty recognized by the American Dental Association. A prosthodontist not only completes his/her dental schooling but continues for three more years to receive further training and education. Prosthodontists are experts in the field of restoring missing teeth through the use of dental implants and crowns, dental bridges, and full and partial dentures. They use state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to restore your smile to its natural state.

Dr. Khal Ajlouni is board-certified by the ABP, the American Board of Prosthodontics, and the only board-certified prosthodontist in Southlake. The ABP governs the discipline of prosthodontics and the certification of its prosthodontists. According to the ABP website, their mission is to certify individuals who have demonstrated special knowledge and skills in orthodontics and seeks to certify those who are committed to life-long learning and a lifetime of ethical practices as well as to the advancement of prosthodontics. Certification requires a lengthy examination, and the prosthodontist must recertify every eight years by obtaining 240 continuing education hours over the eight years to continue their proficiency in the field of prosthodontics. Their continuing education requires they attend courses, meetings, conferences, or lectures to maintain their knowledge and skill. 

Whether you need a dental implant, bridge, crown, or dentures, DaVinci Dentistry can help. To discuss any of these options, call DaVinci Dentistry at 817.251.9333. We happily treat patients in the Southlake, TX and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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