Dental Implants - Arlington, TX

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Dental Implants-Tooth Loss Doesn't Have To Be Permanent

Contrary to popular belief, tooth loss doesn’t have to be permanent. Although traditional removable dentures used to be the method of choice for replacing missing teeth, modern dentistry has advanced to the point where permanent dental restorations (replacement teeth) are more durable, more functional, and longer-lasting than even our natural teeth! 

At DFW Implant Center, our dental team, led by Arlington, TX, periodontist, Dr. Farhad Boltchi, has placed dental implants for well over 25 years. If you’re missing teeth and you’re ready to take the first step toward achieving a brand-new smile, call us today by dialing 817-663-4704 if you’re a new patient, or call 817-467-7731 if you’re current to schedule your initial implant consultation.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a tooth replacement option that involves the surgical placement of small metal posts into the jawbone to support a natural-looking prosthetic. Their design mimics the look and function of natural teeth, providing individuals with a fully restored beautiful smile. Dr. Boltchi in Arlington, TX, can use them to restore one or several missing teeth.

A dental implant is made of a biocompatible material, commonly titanium, allowing it to fuse with the jawbone over time naturally. This process, known as osseointegration, creates a strong foundation for the custom prosthetic. It also allows patients to achieve a natural-looking smile that can last a lifetime with proper oral hygiene care.

At DFW Implant Center, our Arlington Periodontist, Dr. Farhad Boltchi, offers dental implant surgery and treatment options. We’re here to help you meet your oral health goals and restore the function and beauty of your smile. Contact our dental office today to schedule an appointment.

The Importance of Replacing Missing Teeth

  • Shifting of the Surrounding Teeth: When you experience tooth loss, the surrounding teeth may shift to fill the gap. Shifting teeth can lead to misalignment and bite problems.
  • Bone Loss: The jawbone needs stimulation from the roots of the teeth to maintain its density. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone may shrink, leading to bone loss.
  • Increased Risk of Periodontal Disease: Missing teeth can create space for bacteria to accumulate, increasing your risk of gum disease.
  • Difficulty Speaking and Eating: Missing teeth can make it difficult to speak clearly and chew food properly.

Who is Qualified to Place a Dental Implant?

A few different types of dental professionals can place dental implants, including:

  • An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon: Dental professionals who have completed additional training and education in the surgical placement of dental implants. They have the most extensive training and experience in implant placement and are often considered the most qualified to place them.
  • A Periodontist: Periodontists like Dr. Boltchi specialize in the treatment of periodontal disease and placing dental implants. They have completed additional training in implant placement and have a good understanding of the underlying bone and tissue structure.
  • A Prosthodontist: Specializes in the replacement of missing teeth and the restoration of natural teeth. They’re also qualified to place dental implants.
  • A General Dentist: They’ve completed training in implant placement and are qualified to place them.

Certifications and qualifications vary based on the country, state, or region. Some states or countries may have different laws and regulations regarding who’s qualified to place dental implants.

Why Choose Dr. Boltchi For Dental Implants?

If you’re a resident of Arlington, TX, and are in need of a set of replacement teeth, there is simply no better option than DFW Implant Center. With over 25 years of experience, Dr. Boltchi has placed over 6,000 dental implants and remains at the forefront of dental implant technology. Dr. Boltchi uses guided surgery with ITX Pro for all of his implant cases, allowing for incredibly precise, custom surgical guides for each individual patient.

We use 360 Imaging for implant procedures, which produces detailed 3D anatomical guides for each and every implant patient. As a trained periodontist, Dr. Boltchi possesses the skill and artistry needed in order to deliver truly stunning esthetic results for each and every patient. 

Who Qualifies for Dental Implant Surgery?

You may qualify for dental implant surgery if any of the following apply to you:

  • You’re interested in replacing one or more missing teeth.
  • You’re in good general and oral health
  • You have adequate bone in your jaw to support the implant
  • You have healthy gum tissues that are free of periodontal disease
  • You’re unable to wear conventional dentures
  • You have healthy gums and are old enough to have stopped growing
  • You’re committed to proper dental implant maintenance, including maintaining good oral hygiene and attending regular dental check-ups
  • You have realistic expectations for the dental implant process and its outcome
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Dental Implants: Do They Hurt?

Your dental implant treatment at DFW Implant Center is personalized to your specific oral health needs and smile goals.

The Dental Implant Structure

A dental implant consists of the following three components:

  1. Implant Body: The main part of the implant that’s usually made of titanium or a titanium alloy. It’s surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as the foundation for the rest of the implant.
  3. Abutment: The part that protrudes above the gum line and provides a connection point for the prosthetic tooth. It’s typically made of titanium or a similar material.
  5. Artificial Tooth: The visible restoration that replaces the tooth. It’s most often a dental crown that can be made of porcelain, ceramic, or acrylic resin.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants can offer patients the following benefits:

Types of Dental Implants

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There are various dental implant treatments available today. However, each dental office offers different options. To learn more about the options offered at our Arlington, TX, practice, contact our periodontist today.

Endosteal Dental Implants

The most common type of dental implant is endosteal. With endosteal dental implants, the post gets inserted directly into the bone and is used for those who have enough bone structure to support it.

Single-Tooth Dental Implants

Single-tooth dental implants completely replace one lost tooth from root to crown. It involves the placement of a titanium implant into the jawbone that serves as the foundation for a custom-made prosthetic single-tooth replacement itself. Most patients receive a dental crown as the visible portion of their implant treatment. Single-tooth replacement with a dental implant provides patients with a permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth.


All-on-four dental implants are full-arch replacement options. It involves placing four dental implants in the upper or lower jawbone and securing a full arch of prosthetic replacement teeth to them. The All-on-four technique is less invasive and can be completed in one day. All-on-four implants are a good option for those who have lower bone density, as they allow for the restoration of a full arch of teeth while using fewer implant posts.

Implant-Supported Bridges

Implant-supported bridges are excellent options for replacing multiple teeth. A traditional dental bridge or artificial tooth root is anchored to the jaw using dental implants. The bridge is typically made up of two or more artificial teeth that are connected and attached to the implant abutments. The number of posts needed will vary depending on the size of the bridge.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are removable appliances anchored to the mouth and jaw using dental implants. They provide a more secure fit and eliminate messy adhesives that removable dentures typically need. Implant-supported dentures are also a more stable option than traditional dentures and can improve overall oral health by providing stimulation to the jawbone.

Mini Dental Implants

Mini dental implants are a smaller version of traditional implants. They’re a less invasive implant surgery option typically used to replace a single tooth or stabilize a loose denture. They shorten the healing process and have a lower cost. However, they may not be suitable for patients who don’t have adequate bone density.

Immediate-Load “Same Day” Dental Implants

Immediate-load dental implants, also known as same-day implants, are done in one appointment. With immediate-load implants, dentists place the implant and prosthetic tooth in the mouth at the same time, allowing the patient to leave the dental office with a fully functional replacement tooth after just one dental implant procedure.

Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic dental implants can restore lost teeth for patients who don’t have enough jawbone density to support a traditional endosteal implant. While zygomatic implants are still in use, they’re less common today and aren’t used by our Arlington Periodontist.

Subperiosteal Dental Implants

Subperiosteal dental implants sit on top of the jawbone but under the gum tissue. Subperiosteal implants are rarely ever used because of modern technological advancements in the field of implant dentistry.

Dental Implant Procedure

For those receiving standard dental implants, the dental implant procedure involves a multi-step process to replace missing teeth with artificial tooth roots and prosthetic crowns. Our Arlington, periodontist will assess your oral health and create a personalized treatment plan. During the surgical phase, a small titanium implant is surgically placed into the jawbone to serve as the foundation for the replacement tooth.

Over several months, the implant fuses with the bone in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has firmly integrated, an abutment is attached to it, and a custom-made crown is placed on top, restoring the appearance and function of a natural tooth.

What’s the Best Implant Treatment Option for You?

You’ll want to consider your individual dental needs and smile goals when determining the best dental implant treatment. Factors such as the number of missing teeth, the condition of your jawbone, and your budget all play a role in determining the best option. When weighing your options, you should also evaluate the dental implant benefits and possible costs. Our periodontist can help you evaluate your financing options and make a recommendation.

Frequently Asked Questions

On average, dental implants can last for between 20 years and a lifetime. To increase the long-term success of your dental implant, maintain excellent at-home dental care and schedule regular dental visits for checkups and cleanings.

Coverage for dental implants can vary from plan to plan. Common factors that influence coverage for dental implants include the type of implant, where the implants need to be placed, and whether or not you need supplemental procedures.  

While dental implants have a high success rate, there are risks involved, such as infection, implant failure, nerve damage, or sinus complications for upper jaw implants. Patients need to be aware of these potential issues and discuss them thoroughly with their implant dentist before undergoing the procedure. A trained professional will take steps to minimize these risks and educate patients on how to care for their implants properly.

Certain medical conditions, such as uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders, may affect a patient’s suitability for dental implants. Additionally, specific medications can impact the implant surgery or healing process. Patients with complex medical histories should inquire about potential contraindications and consult with their healthcare providers.

Learn More About Your Dental Implant Options

Ready to find out if dental implants are exactly what your smile needs? For those in Arlington, TX, call us today at 817-663-4704 if you’re a new patient, or call 817-467-7731 if you’re current to schedule a consultation and see how we can improve your oral health with a customized treatment plan. If you’re not a good candidate for a dental implant, we also offer other restorative dentistry options. Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Boltchi, and our team proudly serve patients from Arlington and surrounding areas such as Irving, Fort Worth, and Grapevine, TX. 

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