Missing teeth can be a big problem that affect a person’s self-confidence, speech, eating habits, and even their overall health. Missing teeth create gaps that allow the remaining teeth to drift out of place, leading to bone loss in the jaw. At Bella Vita Dentistry in Trophy Club, general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Joshua Foreman offers a variety of solutions for missing teeth from full and partial dentures to bridges and implants. For a long-term solution to missing teeth, dental implants offer an amazing solution that will look and function like real teeth. Since they are implanted directly into the jawbone, dental implants can prevent the bone loss that often results from missing teeth. Dental implants can replace a single tooth or an entire smile.
Dental Implants Reviews
"Dr. Foreman is the BEST dentist I have ever seen. I have had such bad experiences with dentistry and had been reluctant for years to go to a dentist. I finally made an appointment to get a lot of work done. It was completely pain free!! Seriously, pain free. He and his staff are so professional and caring. You do not feel embarrassed by the condition of your teeth, they are more than willing to help you get a beautiful and healthy smile. If you are afraid of dental pain, or feel embarrassed, I know how you are feeling. Make and appointment to see Dr. Foreman and his staff at Bella Vista Dentistry, you will not regret it. Please don?t wait! I am so glad that I did! Only regret is I did not do it sooner. Shawn Bradford"- S.B. / Google / May 17, 2016
Dental implants work by replacing the tooth root and providing a strong foundation for the new replacement tooth. The implant is a small, titanium post that is placed into the jawbone of the missing tooth. A new tooth can then be securely and permanently placed. This tooth will not only function like the patient’s natural teeth, but it will also feel and look like it as well. Once the implant is placed into the jawbone, it will take 3 – 6 months for the implant and the bone to fully fuse together. This time is necessary for a strong bond to form before the artificial tooth is placed. After it is determined that the bond between the implant and the bone is strong and secure, the dentist will then adhere a small metal post to attach an abutment. After the healing period, usually a few weeks, the replacement tooth will be secured to the abutment.
Are Implants Painful?
Most patients report very little discomfort after receiving a dental implant. During the procedure, local anesthesia is administered to alleviate pain associated with bonding the tooth.
Special Care for Implants?
To maintain the quality of the implant, it is important to maintain to a daily dental hygiene regimen. This involves brushing, flossing, and scheduling dental exams and cleanings.
Best Candidates for Implants?
Candidate for dental implants should be healthy enough to undergo oral surgery and is missing one or more tooth. It is important for patients to have healthy gums and they should commit to maintaining good oral hygiene. Patients will have the opportunity to discuss if dental implants are a viable treatment for them with their dentist during their consultation.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 Visits
Dental implants combine the best of restorative, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry. Replacing your tooth prevents other teeth from shifting, improves your smile, and saves you from the pain, discomfort, and considerable costs associated with leaving missing teeth untreated, so call our office or make an online request for a consultation with Dr. Foreman at Bella Vita Dentistry.