Dental Implants – Lancaster, TX
Replacing Teeth with Health and Strength
Losing a tooth used to be so much fun! Everyone was so excited, and you could look forward to a visit from the Tooth Fairy. As an adult, however, tooth loss is not nearly as exciting. Nevertheless, there is something you can look forward to: replacing that missing tooth with a dental implant. Dr. Gupta and her team at Lancaster Family Smiles can take care of the entire process, from the delicate oral surgery for placing the implant to the finishing touch of a new porcelain crown or an implant-retained denture. You’ll never need to see another dental provider during the process because Dr. Gupta is highly trained and experienced in placing and restoring dental implants in Lancaster.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike other tooth replacement choices such as dentures or a crown and bridge, a dental implant replaces the entire tooth structure from crown to root. The others only replace the crown, or visible portion. Thus, a dental implant offers stability that you simply cannot get with any other type of replacement. Plus, dental implants do not have any impact on nearby teeth; they are stand-alone tooth replacements.
In addition, dental implants help you keep a more youthful appearance. When you have missing teeth, or you wear a full or partial denture, there isn’t a root to keep your jawbone healthy. As a consequence, bone tissue begins to degenerate, and your jaw can eventually look shrunken. Dental implants stimulate healthy new bone tissue growth, so you can look forward to having a full smile set in a full face, too.
Indications for Dental Implants
Dr. Gupta can use dental implants to replace one tooth, multiple teeth, or even full smiles. The type of dental restoration that you need will depend on the number of teeth that you’re missing and your personal needs.
Missing Single Tooth
For a single missing tooth, we can seamlessly complete your smile with an implant-retained dental crown. Our crowns are custom-made to match your natural smile and this replacement allows you to enjoy a complete set of teeth without affecting your surrounding dental structure.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you’re missing multiple teeth consecutively, our dentist in Lancaster will recommend an implant-retained bridge. This personalized prosthetic is designed to literally “bridge” the gap in your smile. Dr. Gupta will place a dental implant on either side of the space in your smile to provide a permanent and sturdy support for your bridge.
Missing All Teeth
Are you missing all of your teeth? No need to worry, Dr. Gupta can use an average of four strategically placed dental implants to support a denture. This allows us to replace your whole smile at once, while giving you the strength and health benefits of dental implants.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
You may see different price estimates online for dental implants, but it’s difficult to receive a fair number without getting your mouth examined first. There are many variables that can influence the cost of your dental implants, which is why Dr. Gupta invites you to come in for a consultation. She will examine the condition of your oral health, the strength of your jawbone, and the number of teeth that you’re missing before providing a precise estimate. Our friendly and knowledgeable team files insurance claims for our patients to maximize their benefits, but we also have financing options to provide quality dentistry that is also affordable.