Dental Implants - Garden Ridge Center For Dentistry

Dental Implants

A dental implant is a safe and predictable option for the permanent replacement of a missing tooth or teeth. Most dental implants are made of titanium, which is a very safe and biocompatible material. In this procedure, a small implant is placed into the bone. The implant is then allowed to integrate into the bone over a period of time determined by your dentist. Once the implant is stable in the bone and able to handle chewing forces, your dentist will attach a replacement tooth on top of the implant.

Natural Look & Feel - Garden Ridge Center For Dentistry

Natural Look & Feel

This replacement tooth includes both a custom abutment, and a tooth colored crown. This is often “screw retained” into the implant. We pride ourselves in taking great care in the design of our custom abutments and implant crowns, so the implant looks as natural as possible when you smile. Implants are also a top choice among our patients because they feel like natural teeth. Patients enjoy the fact that implant crowns can be brushed and flossed like their natural teeth, and do not have to be removed at night like a removable partial.

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Dual Purpose

Implants may also be used as special anchors to help stabilize dentures. The lower denture especially benefits from implant stabilization, as it tends to move more with chewing and speaking than an upper complete traditional denture.

Complete Teeth Replacement - Garden Ridge Center For Dentistry

Complete Teeth Replacement

For those patients that are missing all of their natural teeth, or require the complete replacement of their teeth, a procedure called “All on X” or “All on Four” may be an option. In this incredible procedure, four to six implants are placed, and a complete set of teeth are attached- all in one day! This can be a life changing procedure that helps patients chew again with the strength of their natural teeth. This can also be a cosmetic transformation, helping people regain lost confidence.