Dental Implants – Jacksonville, TX
Replace Missing Teeth Safely & Seamlessly
Dental implants are universally recognized as the best tooth replacement option available, giving patients with missing teeth the ability to enjoy a complete smile that looks and feels strong, natural and functional. They may be used in conjunction with a dental crown for a single tooth replacement, or with a dental prosthetic (like a bridge or a denture) to replace multiple teeth. At Dental Solutions of East Texas, Dr. Bruce Lamond every stage of this procedure right here in-office. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation.
Why Choose Dental Solutions of East Texas for Dental Implants?
- Dental Implant Placement & Restoration in 1 Convenient Location
- Experienced & Friendly Team
- Committed to State-of-the-Art Technology
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike traditional dentures and dental bridges, dental implants actually replace the entire natural tooth, which includes the root beneath the gums and jawbone. The root of a natural tooth provides vital stimulation; without it, gradual jaw deterioration is a likely consequence, which is why so many older patients with tooth loss eventually develop a “hunched” facial appearance. By replicating this part of the structure faithfully, implants support ongoing oral health very successfully while also preserving a natural, healthy facial appearance.
Additional benefits of dental implants include the following:
- Once completed, they are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth from an aesthetic and functional viewpoint.
- They can be cared for with brushing, flossing, and routine dental checkups just like the rest of your smile.
- Their conservative nature won’t threaten the health of surrounding teeth.
- They can last for decades at a time or even the rest of the patient’s life.
Indications for Dental Implants
After tooth loss or a dental injury, it can be a challenge to eat, speak and smile without difficulty. Before seeing the dentist, patients may not realize the full effects of tooth loss until they have experienced one or more of the following tooth loss symptoms:
- Difficulty cleaning the teeth, which may lead to gum disease, tooth decay, or infection
- Uneven stress regarding their bite, which may cause jaw/TMJ pain
- Rapid bone loss in the jaw, resulting in higher risks of tooth loss and change in face shape
- Adjacent teeth shifting or becoming loose
Thankfully, dental implants offer an excellent amount of versatility when it comes to correcting tooth loss, whether the patient is in need of a single replacement or an entire arch.
Missing Single Tooth
When we’re filling an individual gap, your new implant can be paired with an all-ceramic dental crown. This singular restoration won’t negatively affect the health of the surrounding teeth, and once in place, it’s likely that you won’t even be able to point it out – the result is really that natural-looking!
Missing Multiple Teeth
While dental implants can be paired with all-ceramic dental crowns in multiple places throughout the mouth as well, a custom, implant-retained bridge may be the better option for consecutive gaps. Two dental implants will be anchored (one on either side) to support the new prosthetic and help it become a sturdy, highly functional part of your smile.
Missing All Teeth
When we need to rebuild the top and/or bottom arch of teeth, an implant-retained denture can work wonders. Instead of having to pair each missing tooth with its own implant (which can quickly become costly), a small number of implants will be strategically placed throughout the jawbone to provide overall support to the new prosthetic.
How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is a small titanium post that is strategically implanted within the bone of the jaw. It serves as a replacement root for the tooth you have lost. Over time, the biocompatible implant fuses with the jawbone during a process known as osseointegration, forming a sturdy anchor for your new restoration.
While many dentists refer their patients to specialists for the surgical part of this procedure, Dr. Lamond has the experience and advanced training needed to handle every stage of your modern tooth replacement right here in-office. This means that you’ll be able to stay with a team you already know and trust! We genuinely care about the health and beauty of your smile, so you can trust in us to always go the extra mile throughout the process to ensure your comfort and satisfaction, resulting in the best care experience possible.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There are several different components to a dental implant procedure, including the initial surgery, the addition of abutments/connectors, and the style and number of your final restorations. Thus, it’s difficult to determine the cost of your procedure without first undergoing a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Lamond. He will assess your oral health and provide personalized recommendations for further treatment; you will also receive comprehensive, transparent pricing from our team so that there are no surprises further down the road.
While dental implants may have a higher upfront cost than more traditional tooth replacement services, it’s important to look towards the future when making your decision. Traditional bridges and dentures will likely require extensive repairs or full replacements over the years, while implants are designed to succeed for multiple decades. At Dental Solutions of East Texas, we believe that this investment is one worth making!
Reclaim Your Smile with Dental Implants in Jacksonville
Say goodbye to missing teeth and bulky dental prosthetics with dental implants! Whether you are looking to replace a single tooth or currently wear full dentures, our comprehensive menu of dental services can help. With special training in implant placement and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Lamond is dedicated to providing exceptional results to improve the lives of each patient. Our state-of-the-art dental practice proudly serves patients from Kilgore, Henderson, Tyler, Athens, Palestine , and more.