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 periodontist, Dr. Farhad Boltchi, has performed dental implant surgery 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 to schedule your initial implant consultation.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. Implants consist of three separate parts: a titanium implant post, an abutment, and a restoration (replacement tooth).
The titanium implant post is a screw-like root, which is placed into the jawbone. Dental implant restorations include crowns, bridges, or dentures. The dental implant abutment connects the post to the restoration, completing the implant.
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.
DFW Implant Center offers a wide range of implant solutions, so you can find the restoration that suits you most.
Dental Implants remain the gold standard for tooth restoration for a myriad of reasons, some of which include the following:
While traditional removable dentures are less expensive than full-mouth dental implants, they typically end up being the more costly option in the long run.
Dentures are prone to excessive slipping on the gums, producing friction that leads to pain, swelling, and in some instances, full-blown inflammation of the gums. Dentures also dramatically accelerate jawbone loss, which in itself can lead to a range of serious oral and systemic health complications.
Additionally, dentures require frequent repair and maintenance, which can of course be very costly over the long term.
You may qualify for dental implant surgery if any of the following apply to you:
Another thing that sets DFW Implant Center apart compared to other implant dentists in Arlington, TX is our dedication to affordability. We believe everyone should have access to quality dental care, which is why we offer a range of payment options that suit most patient’s financial situations. If you’re missing teeth and you’re ready to take the first steps toward obtaining a brilliant smile, get in touch with our team today and schedule your implant consultation.
At DFW Implant Center with Dr. Boltchi, the dental implant process begins with a consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Boltchi will evaluate your oral health, take X-rays, take images using 360 imaging, and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Dr. Boltchi will also discuss the dental implant process, addressing any questions or concerns you may have.
After the consultation, Dr. Boltchi will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. The treatment plan will include the number of dental implants needed, the type of dental implant, and the restoration options.
To prepare your mouth for your new dental implants, Dr. Boltchi will perform any necessary tooth extractions. These will be performed under anesthesia and we can provide sedation dentistry options as needed. We’ll also treat any underlying issues that may interfere with healing and implant integration, such as gum disease before your implants are placed.
Before your dental implant surgery, Dr. Boltchi will prepare your mouth by cleaning the teeth and gums and administering anesthesia to numb the area. Then, he’ll make small incisions into your gums and insert the dental implant body into the jawbone in place of the tooth’s root.
After the dental implant surgery, the gums and jaw will need time to heal. The healing process can take several months, during which time the dental implant will fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. The osseointegration process can last anywhere from three to eight months depending on your oral health. Dr. Boltchi will place a temporary restoration crafted from polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) to protect your implant and preserve your smile until your permanent teeth can be placed.
Your permanent restoration will most likely be attached out-of-office by a skilled prosthodontist, and any necessary adjustments can be made at our Arlington office. Attend all follow-up appointments so Dr. Boltchi can ensure your implants and restorations are working as intended.
To preserve your dental implants, you’ll need to take proper care of them. Dr. Boltchi offers the following advice for ensuring the longevity of your dental implant solutions:
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.
Yes, dental implants can be placed in the front of the mouth. However, the procedure may require more planning and preparation to ensure that the implant looks natural and blends in with the surrounding teeth.
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.
Dental implant surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia and is not painful. Many implant dentists offer sedation dentistry services to help further reduce pain and calm patients before dental implant surgery. Some discomfort and swelling may occur after the procedure, which can be managed with pain medication and ice packs.
Ready to change your life by undergoing near-painless dental implant surgery? Contact DFW Implant Center in Arlington, TX, at (817) 123-4567 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boltchi, an experienced sedation dentist. You can also fill out and submit the online contact form below and one of our friendly team members will get back to you shortly. Our skilled periodontist, Dr. Boltchi, and our team proudly serve patients from Arlington and surrounding areas such as Irving, Fort Worth, and Grapevine.
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