Cost and Benefits of Dental Implants in Midlothian

Dr. David Rivers of River Ranch Dental has the training, recognition, experience, and compassion to provide the best dental implant service in Midlothian, TX. 


What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a common restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedure. They are also one of the most important. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that function, look, and feel like natural teeth. Implants can replace one tooth or multiple teeth.


Why Would You Need Dental Implants?

People get dental implants for a variety of reasons. The most common is to replace a missing tooth or teeth, restore function, and improve the smile’s appearance.

If you have damaged or decayed teeth, this might be a good reason for extraction and implants. Dr. Rivers may look into saving your natural teeth, but sometimes this is just not possible, depending on the tooth condition.

Implants are also an excellent option for people who have had extensive dental work done and no longer have any healthy teeth left to support a dental bridge or denture.


What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

The benefits of dental implants are many. We permanently place dental implants in your mouth, unlike dentures which can be loose and require adhesives for stability. Implants also stimulate the jawbone and help prevent bone loss, a common problem for those with missing teeth. They can also improve your smile and confidence.


What is the Dental Implant Procedure?

When you visit River Ranch Dental for dental implants, we will first take an x-ray to ensure that your jawbone is healthy and that you are a good candidate. If you are a good candidate, the implant process will begin.

The dental implant procedure usually takes two appointments. The first appointment is the surgery to place the implant in your jawbone. This surgery is typically done with local anesthesia and takes less than an hour. You may experience some soreness after the surgery, but this can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.

The second appointment is the dental implant restoration appointment. This appointment takes place a few months after the surgery. We wait a while because we want to allow ample time for your mouth and jaw to heal and adjust after each procedure.

Dr. Rivers will place the dental implant abutment and crown on top of the implant. You will leave this appointment with a new tooth that looks and feels like your other natural teeth.


How Much Do Dental Implants Cost? 

Cost is often a concern when considering dental implants. However, dental implant procedures have become more affordable in recent years. The cost of dental implants will vary depending on a few factors, such as the number of implants being placed, the type of implant, and how long the procedure might take. At River Ranch Dental, we understand that dental implants can be a costly procedure, which is why we offer financing options to make the process more affordable for our patients.


Contact Us Today for Dental Implants in Midlothian

River Ranch Dental offers general, restorative, pediatric, and cosmetic dentistry. Our dental implants are made from the highest quality materials and are designed to look and feel like natural teeth. River Ranch Dental also offers various dental restoration services, including dental crowns and dental bridges. 

Dental implants can help you restore your entire smile to its most healthy, functional, beautiful state. Contact Dr. David Rivers of River Ranch Dental in Midlothian, TX, today to schedule a consultation if you are considering dental implants. He will be happy to answer any questions you have and help you decide if dental implants are the right choice for you.

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