Dental Implants in Dallas
The lifelike modern solution for missing teeth
Dental implants are the modern gold standard of tooth replacement. They are the most stable and longest lasting option for replacing missing teeth, and they look, feel and act just like real teeth. Dr. Ovadia and Dr. Tanur always recommend dental implants for patients who are able to receive them.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as an artificial tooth root. The implant acts as the supporting foundation for replacement teeth. Dental implants are the most stable, longest-lasting and most lifelike tooth replacement option.
Skilled dental implant specialists
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia are highly trained specialists in the placement of dental implants. They are very meticulous in planning and treatment and use the latest technology to ensure you achieve the best possible results.
The bone into which the implant is inserted actually fuses to the implant surfaces and anchors the implant strongly in the jaw. The integrated implant is then as strong, or stronger, than a regular tooth root.
Both doctors are Diplomates of the American Board of Periodontology. Only 10% of periodontists have earned this status, which is granted only after passing a thorough and rigorous exam on dental implant procedures and other aspects of periodontics.
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- Digital panoramic X-rays and 3D CT
- Periodontal probing and charting
- Comprehensive oral exam
- Oral cancer screening
- Consultation with the doctor
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
- Written treatment plan
Comfortable, minimally invasive procedure
Dental implant placement is a precise procedure that requires thorough diagnostics and planning. Doctor Tanur and Dr. Ovadia use advanced technology to ensure your dental implant treatment is efficient, accurate, minimally invasive and comfortable.
Precise diagnostics with 3D imaging
We start with thorough diagnostics so your implant treatment can be precisely planned. We use our cone beam 3D CT scanner to produce a composite 360° 3D X-ray image of your jaw, teeth and related structures.
The doctors use the images to see how the implant will be best positioned, how much bone is available in the placement site and the state of your gum tissue. Using this data the doctors determine how the implant can be safely and stably placed, and whether any bone grafting will be needed.
Surgical guides for precise implant placement
The doctors plan the exact placement position of the implant using the 3D images and special implant planning computer software. Using the information and virtual reconstruction from the software, they manufacture a computer-generated surgical guide that fits over the dental arch as a template for the exact location, position and angulation for implant placement. They place the implant through the guide, making the procedure quick, accurate and minimally invasive.
Easy and comfortable extractions
When a tooth needs to be extracted before placing an implant, the doctors use a special instrument to gently detach the tooth from the socket and vertically remove it. The vertical extraction causes little or no damage to the surrounding gum and bone tissue, swelling is minimized and healing time is greatly reduced.
State-of-the-art bone grafting
Where inadequate bone is present to properly support an implant, Dr. Tanur or Dr. Ovadia will graft bone material into the implant site to regenerate the needed bone. They use the latest developments in bone grafting materials and procedures for minimally invasive bone regeneration.
Growth proteins to speed healing and increase predictability
When needed, the doctors will add special growth proteins to the tissues at the surgical site. These proteins speed healing, prevent infection, reduce swelling and increase the success of the procedure.
Immediate temporary teeth the same day
When your implant is placed in a visible area of your smile, you will receive a temporary restoration tooth to ensure your smile is preserved while the implant heals. The doctors also provide a provisional denture after implants are placed for new implant-supported dentures.
Your final restorations will be placed after your implants have fully healed.
Keeping you comfortable
We take every measure to ensure your implant treatment is always as comfortable as possible. Both our doctors always explain exactly what will happen during treatment and answer any questions so you are at ease. You can also call our office at any time after hours if you have any concerns or questions.
Your beautiful new teeth
Our doctors ensure your new teeth are both functional and beautiful. They place the implant so your bite will be comfortable and so the new teeth align with your other teeth. They also place the implant so it can be easily cleaned.
For the creation of your new teeth, Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia partner with top restorative dentists or prosthodontists (prosthodontists are specialists in the creation of prosthetic teeth). This ensures your new teeth will be totally natural in look and function.
Helping patients receive implants
Dr. Tanur and Dr. Ovadia have made it easy for you to afford dental implants. Our office provides numerous payment options. Our treatment coordinator can help you with financing and insurance as needed so you can receive the care you need.
Who are candidates for Dental Implants?
Due to advances in technology, most people can now successfully receive dental implants. That includes people with bone loss or health conditions that formerly would have made implant placement too risky, such as diabetes, heart disease or heavy smokers. Our doctors can work in coordination with your physician to ensure success.
How a dental implant works
The benefits of dental implants
Dental implants look and function like natural teeth. They have many significant advantages over all other forms of tooth replacement. Here are some of the many benefits of dental implants:
- You can talk, chew and exert pressure just like with natural teeth
- There is no grinding down and compromising of adjacent teeth to replace a missing tooth, as with a dental bridge
- You have the chewing and biting power of natural teeth. This maintains the bone around the teeth and keeps the implant and adjacent teeth stable. This also preserves the size and shape of the jaw supporting the teeth and prevents the face from collapsing
- You can eat the foods necessary for full nutrition as you can bite and chew foods that formerly could only be eaten after being blended
- The gap left by a missing tooth is filled. This prevents bacteria from accumulating on the adjacent teeth and helps prevent gum disease
The doctors have routinely earned “America’s Best Dentists” and “Texas Super Dentist” awards. They have been featured regularly in D magazine and Texas Monthly magazine. They keep up with the latest developments in implant treatment through regular continuing education
The problem with dentures as a tooth replacement option
The jawbone supporting your teeth needs the biting and chewing pressure of your teeth to maintain its density and volume. When teeth are lost, the bone under the missing teeth gradually dissolves away and the bony ridge under the missing teeth sinks. When you have no teeth left on the ridge, the entire ridge begins to lose both height and thickness and the lower third of your face eventually collapses.
Dentures have many disadvantages
- Dentures do not provide the biting and chewing pressure necessary to maintain the size and density of the supporting jawbone. The type of pressure exerted by dentures actually accelerates the bone loss and the collapse of the face.
- Dentures slip and need continual refitting over time as the bone height under the denture keeps deteriorating.
- Dentures often need adhesives to be secured in the mouth
- Dentures have only 10% of natural chewing and biting power, making it hard or impossible to chew many foods that are needed for good health and making it necessary to resort to a blender if you eat those foods at all
- Dentures can make noise or click when talking or eating
- Dentures cover the roof of your mouth and interfere with your sense of taste
Our Dental Implant tooth replacement options
The following are our dental implant options:
- Individual implants to replace missing teeth
- Implants for an implant-supported bridge
- Implants to strengthen support for a current denture
- Implants to support a new removable snap-in denture
- Implants to support a new non-removable fixed-in denture
Implant-supported dentures restore chewing power
When dental implants are used to support a denture, the biting and chewing pressure on the implants inhibits bone loss in the jaw and the denture will rest on a solid foundation. This greatly increases the denture’s biting and chewing power, and can make the denture function much more like normal teeth.To make an appointment, call 469-804-5727 or click here to request an appointment online.