dental implants  Richmond, TX

Many individuals delay treatment to replace missing teeth because they are unable to find the time to attend multiple dental appointments. With same-day dental implants, Tooth in Stone Dentistry can provide our patients with the opportunity to replace missing teeth in one visit rather than several. We are able to handle every step of the implant process in-house, which is what makes our treatment unique.

The majority of adults will experience tooth loss during their lifetime. As tooth loss can have adverse effects on a person’s health, replacing missing teeth should be a top priority. Dental implants are one of several options available for replacing missing teeth.

At Tooth in Stone Dentistry, we provide in-house dental implants, making the procedure simple and convenient for our patients.

Dental Implants  Richmond, TX

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that replaces a missing tooth or teeth, preventing the loss of jaw bone. Implants are considered a form of prosthetic (artificial replacement) dentistry as well as a cosmetic procedure.

A person who has lost teeth may feel self-conscious about smiling or talking. In addition, tooth loss can negatively affect eating habits, leading to secondary health problems such as malnutrition.

By replacing missing tooth roots, dental implants provide people with the strength and stability they need to eat all the foods they love without having to struggle with chewing. Furthermore, they help to stimulate and maintain the jaw bone, preventing bone loss and supporting facial features.

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Single-tooth implants  Richmond, TX

Single-Tooth Implants

A single-tooth implant replaces a single missing tooth. There are actually three parts to a single-tooth implant. To complete the treatment, patients usually need at least three procedures.

The dental implants consist of a titanium post, an abutment, and a crown. The titanium post is attached to the crown, the visible part of the implant that serves as the new tooth.

Porcelain or ceramic crowns are usually made to blend in with the surrounding teeth, making them indistinguishable.

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Full Arch Implants  Richmond, TX

Full Arch Implants

An entire arch of teeth can be replaced with full-arch dental implants. The majority of full-arch dental implants consist of multiple implants attached to a fixed prosthesis. Patients may, however, choose the removable option known as implant-supported dentures in certain circumstances.

In order to obtain implant-supported dentures, multiple implants must be placed, and then removable dentures must be attached to them.

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Implant-Supported Dentures  Richmond, TX

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-Supported Dentures provide another teeth replacement option that can be a great alternative to conventional dentures. Our doctor will recommend a teeth replacement plan based on your individual needs and preferences.

  • Removable Implant-Supported Dentures provide a replacement for all upper and/or lower teeth. They can be removed for cleaning like conventional dentures, yet are far more secure than unsupported dentures. These dentures can be attached with as few as 4 implants, though are more secure with additional implants. Our dentist will advise you on how many implants are best for your removable implant-supported dentures.
  • Fixed Implant-Supported Dentures also replace all upper and/or lower teeth. These dentures are permanently anchored to your dental implants. They are used to replace a full set of teeth and can be helpful in preventing bone loss. The strength of dental implants provides an ideal anchor for dentures that will not become loose or slip within your mouth.
  • Implant-Secured Partial Fixed Dentures are a type of bridge that is anchored to one or more dental implants. A standard bridge is a type of partial denture that replaces one or more teeth. The standard bridge is secured to surrounding teeth, which can cause these neighboring teeth to become loose. With implant-secured partial fixed dentures, the implant provides the anchor, so your natural teeth are not compromised.
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