Dental implants are a big part of our practice. Dental implants have been around for over 50 years—a lot of people aren't aware of that. They didn't really get taught in the U.S. until in the 80’s, in the very late 80's. I've been doing dental implants for over 22 years now.
In our office, Dr. Kerbel and I, and Dr. Callier, we all work as a team. I'm kinda the foundation guy: I place the implants and make sure the bone is healthy around them, and then Dr. Callier and Dr. Kerbel will build the teeth on top. And implants can be used in many different ways. We can replace a single tooth—someone has trauma to a tooth or a root canal that goes bad, we can take out the single tooth and replace it with an implant. If someone's missing many teeth, we can build a bridge. If someone has dentures and their dentures don't stay in place, well, we can place a couple of implants so those dentures snap in and stay steady and they're able to eat more comfortably and speak more comfortably with them.
Implants, when they're restored, look and feel just like natural teeth. And I'll tell, you one extra benefit is since it's all made of titanium and porcelain, you'll never get a cavity off them.
Do your damaged teeth cause you discomfort while eating your favorite crunchy or chewy foods? Are gaps in your smile left by missing teeth making you embarrassed during first impressions? Regain your confidence and oral function with dental implants in Garland, TX from our fantastic dentists!
At our Garland, TX dentist office, Dr. Kerbel, Dr. Callier, and Dr. Margolin offer a broad selection of restorative dentistry services to turn back the clock on your damaged smile!
We can even provide dental sedation options to relieve your dental anxiety before the procedure!
Dental Implants Explained
Dental implants are a tooth replacement option composed of three parts:
- The dental implant
- The tooth restorations that replace your damaged or missing teeth
- The abutment, which holds the dental implant and restoration together
Benefits Of Dental Implants
Compared to other methods of replacing damaged or missing teeth, dental implants offer many advantages because of:
- Can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene and care
- Deliver up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your natural teeth
- Prevent jawbone deterioration because they replace your tooth roots, helping you to maintain your youthful look
- Look, function, and feel just like your natural teeth
- Do not require any preparation of your surrounding teeth for placement
Your Dental Implant Options
Because every patient has unique needs, we offer several restoration options to attach to your dental implant, including:
- Dental crowns to replace a single tooth
- Dental bridges to fill the gap left by one or multiple adjacent missing teeth
- Implant-retained or implant-supported dentures for a full-mouth reconstruction
- All-on-4 dental implants to replace an entire arch of teeth using just four implants
If you need a whole new set of chompers, we will provide temporary dentures while your dentures are being made for a same-day smile!
If you need a problem tooth replaced, we can also perform a tooth extraction and place your dental implant in the same visit depending on your situation!
What To Expect When You Get Dental Implants
To be a good candidate for a dental implant, you will need to have a thick, healthy jaw to provide a strong, dense foundation. We’ll thoroughly assess your jaw using digital X-rays and other dental technologies before placing a dental implant at our Garland, TX dental office.
If you are a good candidate, we will numb your mouth with anesthetic and precisely place your dental implant. Following a brief healing period, we’ll attach your beautiful restorations!
If dental implants are not right for you, we may be able to place mini dental implants instead.