Rockwall Oral Surgery

An x-ray of dental implants.

What Types of Dental Implants Are Available?

There are many reasons why patients lose teeth. It could be from gum disease or maybe a severe injury. Whatever might have happened to you could affect your quality of life. Eating can become a challenge, affecting your overall health because you cannot eat certain things. Depending on where your tooth is missing from, it could affect your speech. Replacing your teeth can reshape your entire mouth, limiting functions and leaving you with some dental implants to improve your smile! Rockwall Oral Surgery is here to help. Reach out to us today to set up an evaluation. 

Types of Dental Implants 

Single Tooth Implant 

This dental implant procedure is in place to replace one tooth. Single tooth replacement has a three-step procedure, a titanium rod that is surgically implanted into your jawbone, the abutment, and a crown. The success of this procedure is about the infusion of your jawbone into the rod. When healed, the rod becomes almost like a tooth root holding your new tooth in place. 

The implant offers a few benefits: 

  • Preserves the form of the adjacent teeth, eliminating the need to remove perfectly healthy enamel
  • Protects the integrity of your jawbone, keeping it strong and stable 

Multiple Tooth Implants 

It allows you to customize the kind of restoration you want. Whether that is multiple dental implants, a fixed implant bridge, or an implant-secured denture, the exact number of implants will depend on your jaw’s health and how many missing teeth you have. Getting your replacement teeth can take several weeks as your bone heals around your implants. 

During this time, we will provide you with a temporary restoration to have some restored abilities of your mouth. Once healed, abutments will be placed on the exposed ends of the implants. Molds are then taken out of your mouth and used for a permanent restoration. We finish the procedure by perfectly polishing your teeth to imitate your natural teeth. 

All-on-4 (One Day Smile) 

These implants are placed strategically to maximize strength and support. Two implants are placed at the front of the jaw, and inserted upwards. The other two are placed toward the back of either side of the jaw at a 45-degree angle. Once you are healed, your permanent teeth are affixed to the implants, and you are left with a natural-looking smile! 

Interested In Dental Implants? 

If you are thinking about one of these procedures for yourself or someone close, we advise you to discuss it with us! Here at Rockwall Oral Surgery, we like getting to know our patients and finding the correct procedure to fit each unique need. Every mouth is different, and we want everyone to live a healthy oral lifestyle. Dental implants can be life-changing when you pick the right path for your health. 

When you decide that a dental implant procedure is correct for you, get in touch with us to set up a consultation! You can call us at (469) 264-8921 or leave a message for us online!