Dental implants have changed the face of dentistry over the past 25 years, making replacing teeth easier and more comfortable for patients. Getting a dental implant involves expertise in treatment planning, oral surgery, and tooth restoration, which is where the Longview, TX dental office of Dr. Ryan Darr and Dr. Krista Darr comes in. Darr Dentistry is proud to be your home for expert dental implant placement in Longview, TX!
The Benefits of Getting Dental Implants
A dental implant is a replacement for an entire single tooth or multiple teeth; they are secured in the jawbone, similar to natural tooth roots, and provide a study base for attaching a crown, fixed bridge, or other dental prosthetic.
The “root” of your dental implant is made from a titanium post, which is strong, lightweight, and biocompatible–meaning it’s accepted by your body and merges with bone in your jaw to be permanent and truly stable (a process called osseointegration.) When teeth are lost, the bone that supports those teeth diminishes from lack of stimulation. The placement of dental implants stabilizes bone in the jaw and prevents further bone loss. Dental implants also allow you to eat, chew, smile, and talk, with confidence and comfort.
Dental Implant Options
Our Longview implant dentists are happy to offer multiple options for using dental implants to restore missing teeth. Darr Dentistry provides:
Single Tooth Replacements: A single dental implant post, topped with a dental crown, is all you need to get a functional and natural-looking tooth. Because dental implants are independent tooth restorations, you won’t have to worry about altering healthy tissue to replace one tooth, as is the case with traditional dental bridges. With our advanced approach to implant dentistry, we ensure your implants are placed in precisely the right position for ideal outcome. Darr Dentistry is focused on quality dental care to boost the beauty and health of your naturally-appealing smile.
Implant-Supported Dentures: Dental implants make removable dentures a thing of the past. With implant-support or permanent dentures, your full set of teeth is permanently held in place with 4-6 dental implant posts. Implant-supported dentures are comfortable and completely stable; you can enjoy the foods you love and no longer have to worry about slipping dental prosthetics or slurred speech.
Full Bridge/Multiple Teeth Replacements: If you have a handful of missing teeth, dental implants work for you too. Dental implant posts act as anchors for a permanent dental bridge–an ideal solution for replacing a small set of missing teeth. With a normal dental bridge, teeth surrounding the site of a lost tooth have to be buffed down to accommodate dental crowns which support a replacement. But getting dental implants to secure a bridge does not require altering existing healthy teeth.
Get a Whole New Smile with Dental Implants
Dr. Ryan Darr and Dr. Krista Darr pride themselves on providing quality dentistry in a professional and comfortable environment. We are able to build trusting relationships with patients so they understand their treatment options and can confidently move forward with treatment that will improve their oral health, as well as overall well-being.
For more information about getting dental implants to replace missing teeth, contact our Longview, TX implant dentists to set up your initial consultation.