Dental Implants in Wylie, TX
We count on our teeth to give us years of service – a lifetime if possible. So, losing a tooth for any reason can have a devastating impact on you. You may feel embarrassed and self-conscious and even depressed that you’ve lost part of yourself you thought you would have for a long time.
Dental Implants, a Modern Solution for Missing Teeth
If you have a missing tooth, these feelings don’t have to be the new normal for you. Dental implants are a leading-edge solution to the age-old problem of tooth loss. Replacing teeth with dental implants at our Wylie, TX dental office restore your smile, comfort, and self-confidence.
Today you have several options to choose from when you’re considering tooth replacement. Dr. Behram Shah recommends dental implants because they closely mimic the form and function of a natural tooth. And since dental implants are a standalone tooth replacement, we don’t have to alter the structure of healthy teeth as we do with dental bridges.
The Most Natural Tooth Replacement
A dental implant is a titanium replacement root that Dr. Shah places surgically in your jawbone here at our state-of-the-art Wylie, TX dental office. The procedure takes about an hour, and then Dr. Shah leaves the implant to heal for several months. As it does, it fuses with bone and tissue that surrounds it.
After it heals, the implant is part of your dental anatomy, just as the natural tooth root was. The titanium implant acts as a new root system, so it helps to keep bone in the jaw strong and prevents the breakdown of bone that occurs after tooth loss.
If Dr. Shah is replacing a single tooth, he’ll attach a natural-looking dental crown to the implant. If you have multiple missing teeth, he would recommend an implant-supported bridge or partial denture.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
We need to consider several factors before we determine whether or not you’re currently a good candidate for dental implants. First, Dr. Shah will take digital x-rays to determine if you have enough strong, healthy bone in your jaw to support a dental implant.
If you don’t, it may still be possible for you to get a dental implant. Dr. Shah will talk to you about bone grafting, a procedure where we harvest bone tissue from another part of your body and place it in the area of the implant. The graft augments the bone in your jaw, making it possible for us to place an implant.
We'll Help You Decide if Dental Implants Are Right for You
There’s a lot to think about when considering dental implants, and we’re here for you every step of the way. Dr. Shah will explain all your tooth replacement options and the pros and cons of each. He will answer your questions so that you feel confident about the decision you make for treatment.
We’ll help with your insurance questions to make sure that you get the most out of your coverage. If you have concerns about financing, we’ll go over all your options before you commit to treatment.
Please Call Us to Schedule a Dental Appointment in 75098
Dr. Shah recommends dental implants because they help our patients enjoy the healthy, beautiful smiles they were meant to have. Please contact our Wylie, TX dental office, and a helpful member of our staff will be happy to arrange a commitment-free consultation with Dr. Shah.