Dental Implants in Southlake, TX
Tooth loss affects virtually every aspect of your daily life. Missing teeth prevent you from eating a complete and balanced diet, and speaking clearly may prove difficult. If the missing tooth is located near the front of your mouth, you may find that even an action as simple as smiling becomes something you’d prefer to avoid. Fortunately, Dr. Preetha Thomas offers a variety of restorative and reconstructive dentistry services, including dental implants.
A dental implant is a tiny, screw-like post that is surgically placed in the jaw where a natural tooth once stood. Following a period of healing known as osseointegration, the top of the implant is exposed and prepared for its restoration with an abutment. An abutment is a connecting component to which your crown, bridge, or denture is securely bonded. Upon completion of your procedure, you’ll feel confident in the strength, appearance, and functionality of your new tooth or teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Because the materials used to craft dental implants are biocompatible, the bone in the jaw is able to fuse with the post to create a strong anchor for a custom restoration. Patients with dental implants are once again able to chew food easily and comfortably without the worry of a slipping denture or pain where their tooth was lost. In addition, dental implants keep the bone that comprises the jaw strong and full following tooth loss.
The Dental Implants Process
Many dental offices require their patients to travel to a separate office to have implants surgically placed. Because our team emphasizes the importance of patient comfort and convenience, Dr. Thomas has a highly trained periodontal specialist perform the surgical phase of your procedure right here in our office. This means that you can lie back and relax in the warm, friendly atmosphere of Enclave Dental for both the surgical placement phase of your procedure and the restoration as well.
When it is time to place your custom restoration – a crown, bridge, or denture – Dr. Thomas will confirm that every minute detail is correct before continuing, including the size, shape, color, and comfortable fit of your new tooth. The restoration is then bonded to the implant abutment, completing the process.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
Your journey toward a stronger, healthier, and more beautiful smile begins with a consultation at Enclave Dental. Our relaxing, spa-like dental office welcomes you to explore the innumerable benefits of dental implants and our other restorative dentistry solutions. Contact us today to schedule your visit with Dr. Preetha Thomas and her highly trained oral healthcare team. We sincerely look forward to helping you achieve and maintain optimal oral health for a lifetime of radiant, confident smiles.
Conveniently located in Southlake, TX, Enclave Dental is privileged to serve patients from throughout communities in nearby areas, including Fort Worth, Dallas, Keller, Colleyville, Trophy Club, and beyond.