At Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics, we provide dental implants to patients in Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas. If you are in need of dental implants, call Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics today to schedule an appointment today.
Dental implant is a device surgically placed underneath the gingiva (gum) within the alveolar bone, to which is attached a permanent or removable single artificial tooth or teeth. Dental implants fundamentally serve two purposes the function and esthetics of a patient’s teeth.
Maintaining bone quality and quantity of the alveolar ridge during and after tooth/teeth removal is critical to assure the aesthetic and functional results for implant placement. Preserving the existing bone helps support both fixed and removable prostheses. The studies show that a person loses about 3-4mm of bone around the extraction site after the tooth removal. In addition, he or she is continuously losing about 29-60% of the jaw bone in that area over a period of time.
We can stop the bone loss through a process called socket preservation. The procedure can be done at the same time when the tooth is extracted, so it can be relatively painless; plus it is much more economical and has a more predictable outcome compared to if it is done at a later time, which is called ridge augmentation.
In ridge augmentation, the patient has to go through an additional surgical procedure to re-expose the bone and suffer pain and swelling post operation. It takes longer for healing and bone regeneration. Last but not least, this procedure costs much more for the patient.
Precious Smile Dental & Orthodontics proudly provides patients from Grand Prairie, Irving, Dallas, Arlington, Fort Worth and surrounding areas with dental implants and socket preservation. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!