Dental Implants – Fort Worth, TX

New, Lifelike
Replacement Teeth

Over the last few decades, dental implants in Fort Worth have emerged as one of the most popular tooth replacement treatments chosen among patients. This is because they offer a wide array of unique benefits that revolve around both health and aesthetics. They restore the entire structure of missing teeth, making them feel and function nearly identically to your home-grown pearly whites. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for dental implants in Fort Worth, TX, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team to schedule a consultation with Dr. Buck today.

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Why Choose Hulen Crossing Family Dental for Dental Implants?

  • Start-to-Finish Dental Implant Treatment
  • Experienced Oral Surgeon On-Staff
  • Dental Sedation for Surgery

What are Dental Implants?

Two animated dental implant supported replacement teeth

Dental implants themselves are small, titanium posts that are surgically placed below your gum line and into the jawbone to restore the roots of your missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to fuse with the bone, helping them keep the structure from eroding by providing it with necessary stimulation and blood flow. Once this process is complete, we’ll be able to attach a customized crown, bridge, or full or partial denture to replace any number of missing teeth.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Animated dental implant supported dental crown placement
  1. The Initial Consultation. During the initial consultation, Dr. Buck will take X-rays of your mouth and go over your medical history. Our team will learn a little more about your goals and what you’d like to get out of restoring your smile. Then, we’ll create a customized treatment plan and walk you through it so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process.
  2. Dental Implant Surgery. At Hulen Crossing Family Dental, we’re able to complete basic dental implant surgeries in-office, for your convenience.
  3. Osseointegration & Abutment Placement. After your implants have been placed, they’ll fuse with your jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Then, we’ll call you back into our dental office to place small, metal connector pieces to your implants, called abutments.
  4. Attachment of the Final Restoration. As soon as your final restoration arrives at our dental office, we’ll schedule your last appointment for your treatment with us to attach it to the abutments and complete your smile.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Woman eating an apple after dental implant tooth replacement

Dental implants offer a wide array of benefits:

  • Preservation of facial structure and prevention of sagging or hollow cheeks
  • Versatile treatment can be used to replace any number of missing teeth
  • Ability to last 35+ years with the proper maintenance
  • Care for your teeth by brushing and flossing them, just like your natural teeth
  • Enhanced chewing and speaking abilities

Who Can Dental Implants Help?

Closeup of smile with missing tooth before dental implant tooth replacement

Dental implants can help patients who are missing one or more teeth. However, there are a few traits that are necessary to be a good candidate. If you don’t meet all of the requirements right away, we can help improve your oral health or provide you with preparatory treatments to help get you there. However, we’ll discuss that at your initial consultation, once we’ve had a chance to speak with you, collect X-rays of your mouth, and conduct a visual examination of your teeth and gums. Afterward, we’ll walk you through how we plan to restore your smile.

Animated smile with dental implant supported dental crown

Missing Single Tooth

We can place a single dental implant below the gum line and into the jawbone. Once it has fused with the bone, we’ll attach an abutment that will hold a customized dental crown in place, filling the gap between your teeth.

Animated smile with dental implant supported fixed bridge placement

Missing Multiple Teeth

Instead of needing to alter your healthy teeth by having a traditional bridge placed, we can secure an implant bridge to two dental implants that we’ll place at either side of the gap in your smile.

Local dental lab technician crafting dental implant supported replacement teeth

Working with Local Specialists

For more complex tooth loss situations, Drs. Buck and DeSimone partner with local specialists to ensure that you receive the expert care you deserve. We want to make sure that your new smile lasts a lifetime!

Understanding the Cost
of Dental Implants

Model smile with dental implant supported replacement tooth

The dental implant procedure is completely customized to fit each patient’s unique needs. Because of this, there’s no set cost associated with the treatment. During your initial consultation, we’ll determine key, price-determining factors, like how many dental implants you need to have placed and what type of restoration you require. This will allow us to provide you with a detailed estimate. Our team can also walk you through financing options and any dental insurance details.

Dental Implant FAQs

Model jaw showcasing dental implants in Fort Worth

If you’re looking for new, lifelike replacement teeth, there’s simply no better option than dental implants in Fort Worth. However, we fully understand that choosing how to replace your missing teeth is an important decision that should be made carefully and with confidence. That’s why we’ve gathered some of the most common questions we get about dental implants below so you can learn more about them. If you don’t see the answers you’re looking for below, feel free to give us a call or schedule a consultation and we’ll be happy to go over all the information you need.