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Dental Implants – Arlington, TX

Overcome Tooth Loss with Dental Implants

Tooth loss is more of a problem than just what meets the eye. The appearance of missing teeth can cause embarrassment. But in addition, just one missing tooth can lead to oral and general health concerns including an increased risk for tooth decay, additional tooth loss, gum disease and even malnutrition. Therefore, replacement is essential. Unlike other options, dental implants from our Arlington, TX dentist replace both the root and crown of missing teeth, which makes them the most lifelike tooth replacement.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Diagram showing a dental impant and crown placed in mouthWhat makes dental implants better than, say, a bridge or denture? Because a dental implant stands in for both the root and crown of a tooth, it resembles a natural tooth more closely. The implant secures the crown, so you are able to enjoy any food without having to worry about a denture that slips or a partial that pops out. You will also be able to smile and speak with complete confidence.

In addition, having an implant surgically positioned in your jaw helps you look younger. When you are missing a tooth, you are also missing the root. Without that root, your jawbone lacks the stimulation needed to encourage healthy new bone tissue growth. Consequently, the bone begins to melt away, making your face look sunken and older. This can also occur when you wear a denture or partial that rests on top of your gum ridge.

And unlike other prosthetics that must often be attached to other teeth in order to remain in place, dental implants stay in place all on their own.

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Indications for Dental Implants

Diagram of a dental crown going onto dental implant Most people are qualified candidates for dental implants. If you are in good general health and you are willing to commit to a strict oral hygiene routine, then dental implants could be right for you whether you are missing one or more teeth.

Missing Single Tooth

If you are missing a single tooth, then Dr. Baldwin will place one implant to support an implant-retained crown. He will position the implant to take advantage of the most bone density at the site.

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Missing Multiple Teeth

Computer model of a dental implant-retained fixed bridgeFor several missing teeth, Dr. Baldwin will place two dental implants that support a bridge. The bridge will consist of crowns that attach to the implants and false teeth to fill the gap in your smile.

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Missing All Teeth

If you are missing all of your teeth along one arch, then implant-retained dentures, All-On-4 or Teeth in a Day could be the perfect solution. You and Dr. Baldwin will decide with option is best for your particular set of circumstances, your lifestyle and your budget.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Computer model of dental implant-retained denturesThe cost of dental implants depends on several factors. First, there is the fee for the minor oral surgery required to place the implants. Then, there is the cost of abutments (connectors between the implant and restoration) and the type of restoration you need—a single crown, a bridge or a denture. So while these can make dental implants cost more than other tooth replacement options, you need to consider the value of your investment. Dental implants are designed to last a lifetime when they are given proper care. And with a success rate of 98 percent, dental implants could give you a reason to smile for the rest of your life!

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Advanced Dental Implant Procedures

An older woman with dentures smilingPatients who need additional dental work prior to receiving dental implants can expect to undergo one of our advanced dental implant procedures. If your bone is too weak, it will be unable to support the weight of an implant and custom restoration. Whether it is a bone graft or sinus lift, our team has the tools and equipment to provide the additional support your bone needs to have a successful implant placement, and ultimately, a longer-lasting, healthier, more beautiful smile.

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Dental Implant Technology

When it comes to placing dental implants in Arlington, Dr. Baldwin uses only the best. You can trust that your implant placement will be carefully planned and executed using the latest advancements in technology, offering precision, accuracy, and most importantly, the safest measures. By choosing to use improved technologies, we can provide a more convenient and effective solution to replace your missing teeth and have you seeing a fully restored smile in less time.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

If you are dealing with tooth loss, then you may be wondering about your options for tooth replacement. Sure, there is a bridge and a partial or full denture, but nothing beats the security, performance and aesthetic appeal of dental implants. There are many factors to consider when deciding whether or not implants could be right for you. Read our page about Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.

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What Our Patients Say About Us

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX

“For the last 10 years, I had a denture that never fit right. I only wore it when I had to. After visiting Dr. Baldwin, I got a new denture that is very comfortable and never moves. I can eat anything, and I smile all the time.”

Bernie Jones - Fort Worth, TX