A dental implant is a restorative option that looks, functions, and feels like natural teeth.
Dental implantsare among the Restorative Dentistry services offered at General and Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Thomas Phillips’ office. Other restorative options:
Thanks to dental implants, patients with missing teeth have a great alternative to bridges and partial/full dentures. Like most restorative treatments , dental implants improve your smile and bring back confidence. They also give you the freedom to eat hard and chewy food and to speak more comfortably!
Dental implants—which look, feel, and function like natural teeth—feature a prosthetic tooth root and an aesthetic crown. A titanium anchor is attached to the jawbone and keeps the implant secure.
Dental implants also anchor bridges and partial and full dentures.
To determine if you’re a candidate for dental implants, your dentist will perform thorough evaluation. This includes determining where the implants will be placed, the design of the teeth to be placed on the implants, and the kind and amount of bone in your jaw. Patients must have adequate bone structure for placement, and they must not have certain medical and physical conditions. Most patients who can undergo oral surgery like tooth extraction can get dental implants.
The first stage of the procedure involves oral surgery. A titanium post that will anchor a crown or denture is implanted into the jawbone for each tooth or for several missing teeth. Nature will then take its course, allowing the patient’s bone to fuse with the titanium post and create a solid foundation. After the area has healed completely, your dentist will attach one custom-made, permanent crown to each post. Restorations match natural teeth and blend seamlessly with your smile.
Dental implants mimic a natural tooth from the root up. Dental implants enhance your appearance, restore your confidence and improve your quality of life. Dr. Phillips works closely with an oral surgeon for dental implant placement. He performs restorative dentistry in our Ft. Worth office.
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Visit our Dental Office at 1436 West Pulaski Street, Fort Worth, TX 76104, call us at 817-953-6201 or use our convenient online form to set up a free consultation. Whether you’re a new patient or just looking for great dental advice, we’re glad you’re here!