Dental Implants for Mansfield Smiles
If you’ve experienced the loss of one or more teeth, then you know how much of a drain it can be on both your oral health and your sense of self-confidence. Here in Mansfield, TX, Dr. Sandi Hamm and her team want to help you regain a full, beautiful smile as quickly and smoothly as possible, and there’s no better reconstructive solution on the market today than dental implants. By replicating the entire structure of your tooth in a durable and lifelike manner, implants can turn back the clock and help you achieve the flawless look you’ve been missing.
We can’t wait to welcome you as our newest, valued patient here in Mansfield, TX. Contact the dental practice of Dr. Sandi Hamm today if you have any questions or concerns about our implant services, or if you’re ready to schedule your first appointment. We’re also glad to welcome patients from Cedar Hill, Midlothian, Burleson, Forest Hill, and beyond.
How do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted below the gum line. Unlike other tooth replacement options that only restore the visible part of the smile, these custom implant posts fuse with the gum tissue and jawbones and mimic the lost tooth roots. They provide support for replacement teeth, and the implants stimulate the bones and gum tissues to maintain healthy bone density and soft tissue volume. This means your replacement tooth or teeth will look, feel, and function like your natural smile.
The Dental Implant Process
When choosing implants, patients will first need to undergo an in-depth evaluation with Dr. Hamm, during which she’ll determine whether you’re a viable candidate for the procedure. Once we’ve confirmed this and created an individualized treatment plan based on your needs, you’ll then need to undergo the surgical placement of your new implants. Our Mansfield dental practice will work closely with a trusted periodontist or oral surgeon to make sure you receive the ideal treatment experience you deserve during this process.
Following surgery, you’ll then need to undergo a period of healing as your jaw forms a bond with the new implant(s) and creates a solid foundation for your new teeth. Once this is complete, you’ll return to our practice so that Dr. Hamm can design and place a new, high-quality restoration on top, completing your new look.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several incredible benefits when compared with more traditional tooth replacement solutions, including:
- By eliminating jawbone deterioration and even encouraging new growth, patients can enjoy a reinvigorated sense of both oral health and seamless beauty.
- There’s no looseness or slipping to worry about with implants—they feel exactly like natural teeth.
- Implants don’t require any inconvenient changes to your oral hygiene routine or diet.
- Dental implants have an incredibly high rate of successful treatment, and if cared for properly with brushing and flossing at home and regular check-ups with Dr. Hamm, they can last for the rest of your life!
Implant Retained Dentures
For many patients with dentures, biting into a crisp apple or ordering a chewy steak sounds like nothing more than wishful thinking. Implant supported dentures offer patients a semi-permanent tooth replacement option. Titanium posts implanted below the gum line fuse to the jawbone creating an anchor for a custom made permanent tooth replacement prosthetic. Patients who switched from traditional to implant supported dentures regained 75% of their natural biting and chewing capabilities.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
We know that dedicating the time to such an extensive treatment can be a little intimidating, and patients will have many questions about their dental implant treatment plan. Below, you’ll find answers to some of the questions we hear most often, but our team is happy to talk to you any time. Please don’t hesitate to call. Our friendly team members will do their best to answer your questions, and we can also schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Hamm. During a tooth replacement consultation, our team will review all of your options, answer your questions, and help you feel 100% confident in your treatment choices.
How Can I Make my Dentures Fit Better?
The best dentures only restore about 20% of chewing ability. While this is better than struggling without teeth, it can still be very frustrating for patients who can only eat a limited range of foods. Additionally, dentures can shift and slip against the gums, and this can cause bruising or sores. Dental implants are a great option to support dentures because they hold your prosthetic firmly in place. This recreates 70% or more of lost chewing ability and keeps dentures from slipping and causing sores or discomfort.
Are Dental Implants the Best Way to Replace Missing Teeth?
They can be. No treatment is right for every patient, but dental implant supported tooth replacement allows us to restore both the roots and crowns of missing teeth. This creates a more naturally functioning smile. Many dentists now consider dental implants to be the standard in dentistry services, but before we move forward with dental implant tooth replacement, we’ll work with you to make sure that dental implants are right for you.
Why Should I Visit Dr. Hamm for Dental Implants?
Some general dentists send patients to a specialty practice for implant placement. Dr. Hamm brings the specialists to you. We have two dental specialists who visit our practice to place your implant posts where you feel comfortable. We also work closely with our trusted dental lab to ensure the replacement teeth we receive are exactly what you expected. Because Dr. Hamm is part of every step of the implant placement and restoration process, you know you’ll always receive the high quality, comfortable care you’ve grown accustomed to.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
The cost of dental implants is highly dependent on the individual case, but many patients are surprised by the price. It’s important to remember that this higher upfront cost is for a permanent restoration. Other less costly tooth replacement options need to be replaced frequently. By investing a little extra money upfront, you will receive a more natural looking, feeling, and functioning restoration that can last a lifetime.