When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are simply in a class of their own. Unlike other treatments that only bring back the visible part of a tooth (the crown), implants also restore the root structure below the gum line. The end result is a new tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like a real one in every way you can imagine. If you’re ready to have a complete and confident smile again, the team at Long Family Dental is ready to give it to you using one of the most advanced treatments available today - dental implants in our Cleburne, TX dental office.
A dental implant is a small, screw-shaped post that’s typically made from titanium. It’s designed to act as a replacement tooth root and is inserted directly into the jawbone, where it fuses to create a strong foundation for your new smile. One or more dental implants can be used to replace any number of missing teeth when paired with a custom-made crown, bridge, or denture. These restorations are crafted from high-quality dental porcelain to look and feel just like natural teeth, so in the end, it will be practically impossible to tell which teeth are dental implants and which are not.
At most other dental offices in the area, you’ll be forced to visit multiple doctors and bounce between different dental offices to successfully restore teeth with dental implants. At Long Family Dental, we save our patients from this exhausting hassle. Both Dr. Bob and Dr. Chris have the training and experience to perform the entire procedure themselves from beginning to end, meaning you’ll be able to get everything you need to renew your smile in one convenient location, saving you time and money every step of the way.
Rebuilding your teeth from the roots up instead of just replacing the missing crown (as traditional bridges and dentures do) offers a wide variety of improvements for your quality of life. Dental implants boast impressive benefits like:
Whether you are missing a single tooth, all of them, or a number in between, dental implants can be used to reclaim your smile. They are extremely versatile, and our team will help you choose which of the following options is best for your situation:
An all-porcelain crown can be attached to a single implant root that is placed between two healthy teeth. Unlike a regular bridge, the surrounding teeth don’t need to be altered at all, better preserving a patient’s natural smile.
Implant-retained crowns can be positioned anywhere in the mouth as needed, and a small number of “roots” can even be used to secure a partial denture or bridge. Compared to regular dental prosthetics, those held with implants are much sturdier and less prone to breakage.
If you are missing an entire row of teeth, we won’t need to replace each tooth with an individual implant. Instead, just four to six titanium roots are all that is needed to attach a full denture directly to the jawbone. Implant dentures feel much more natural compared to traditional ones, and they also help a patient regain more of their biting strength.
Our dental implant treatments are custom-designed for each patient based on their particular needs, and because of this, there is no fixed price for the procedure. When you come to see us for a consultation, we’ll go over all pricing information so you’ll know exactly what to expect. While implants do tend to cost more upfront compared to other replacements, they are designed to last for decades, which often helps patients save money in the long run. In comparison, bridges and dentures usually need to be replaced every five to seven years on average.