Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants in Arlington?

June 8, 2017

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Learn more whether dental implants in Arlington are right for your needs.Are you living with a failing or missing tooth? Are you tired of not being able to enjoy your food because you can’t chew it properly? Are you ready to smile with confidence again? You might be a candidate for dental implants in Arlington and Dr. James T. Gray can help!

What is a Dental Implant and how can it Benefit Me?

A dental implant consists of three key components that work together to closely mimic your natural tooth. Those are:

  • The titanium post: which is surgically placed into your bone to replace your root
  • The abutment: which is used to attach your crown to your implant
  • The porcelain crown: which gives you the same aesthetics and function your natural tooth did

Titanium is biocompatible, which means that it will naturally integrate with your bone and create a firm foundation for your new tooth. It also helps to keep your bone healthy and stimulated as your root once did.

With your new crown you’ll have the confidence to eat, chew, smile, and talk with ease again. It’s easy to care for, as you’ll brush it and floss it as you were used to doing before your tooth loss. Dr. Gray will customize your crown to match your existing teeth, so no one will ever notice you were missing a tooth.

Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

An implant does require that you have enough healthy bone structure to support it and that you’re in good overall health. Dr. Gray can determine if implants are right for you during an examination and with x-rays. If you’re missing multiple teeth, dental implants may still be an ideal option for you as they can be used to support dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture, which are designed to replace a few or all of your teeth.

If dental implants are not in your future, Dr. Gray would be happy to discuss other options for replacing teeth that might suit your needs. Unfortunately, even one missing tooth eventually leads to more tooth loss due to the impact on your oral health, so it’s a good idea to consider replacing it as soon as you can.

Contact Our Office

Would you like to learn more about how dental implants can restore your smile? Give your dentist in Arlington a call today to schedule your consultation.