Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Grapevine area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental issue.
Dr. Scott Mason, considered one of the best dentists in Texas, has proficiency with cosmetic and prime restorative procedures.
In the past, if a patient in Grapevine had a missing tooth or a severely damaged tooth, Texas dentists regularly suggested dental bridges or dentures, because they were the best options at the time. These days, unprecedented dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most Grapevine patients. They can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.
A tooth implant provides many critical advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:
Longevity – Dental implants are heavy-duty and permanent, meaning with proper care they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic problems, these can generally be corrected with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is required.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.
Let’s highlight the tooth implant method:
If you are interested in getting a tooth implant, call Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at 817-481-4717 to schedule a tooth implant consultation. Dr. Mason practices in the greater Grapevine area from Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in Grapevine. Dr. Mason will carry out an exam, take x-rays and guide with you. If it is determined that you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.
Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. Dr. Mason will accurately place the titanium implant, which looks like a dark screw, into the bone of your jaw. Over the next couple of months, the bone and implant will bond together to form a new root for your new tooth.
After the needed time has passed for bonding of the bone and implant, an extension (called an abutment) is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is then capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will tailor your new, permanent crown.
Dr. Mason will then put the attractive permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create an exceptional new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups necessary.
If you want to ascertain if a tooth implant is right for you or desire information about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call Mason Cosmetic & Family Dentistry for more details. We look forward to meeting you!