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What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a long-lasting solution for replacing one or more missing teeth. They provide a natural-looking and functional alternative to your natural teeth.

About Dental Implants

At Southern Surgical Arts, we offer dental implants as a reliable and permanent solution for missing teeth. Dental implant surgery involves placing a titanium implant post into the gum tissue where the tooth is missing.

The titanium post fuses with the jaw bone, creating a sturdy foundation that mimics the natural tooth root. This fusion process, known as osseointegration, ensures the stability and longevity of the dental implant.

Unlike removable dentures, dental implants promote long-term oral health by preventing dental shifting and bone loss. They become a permanent part of your smile and require regular brushing and flossing, just like natural teeth.

Furthermore, dental implants eliminate the need for special rinses, glues and adhesives, or replacement every few years, making them a cost-effective and hassle-free solution for tooth replacement.

In cases where there is insufficient jaw bone to support the implant or if a tooth has been missing for an extended period, our experienced oral surgeons can perform bone grafts to stimulate new bone growth and strengthen the area.

Types of Dental Implants

At Southern Surgical Arts, we provide a range of dental implant options to cater to your unique needs. During your initial visit, our skilled oral surgeons will evaluate your oral health and recommend the most suitable treatment to restore your smile.

A dental implant typically consists of a post, abutment, and crown. We offer the following types of dental implants:

  1. Single Tooth Implant: We can replace a single missing tooth with an implant, whether it is a front tooth, canine, or molar. This type of implant restores both the function and appearance of the missing tooth.
  2. Multiple Tooth Implants: If you have multiple missing teeth, we can place several dental implants throughout your mouth to restore function and aesthetics. This comprehensive approach allows us to replace any type of tooth, providing you with a complete and natural-looking smile.
  3. Immediate Implant Placement: In certain cases, we can perform immediate implant placement, which involves placing the dental implant post on the same day as a tooth extraction. This approach saves time and reduces the number of visits required for tooth replacement.
  4. Full-Arch Restoration: With as few as four dental implant posts, full-arch restoration replaces a full arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. Full-arch restoration is ideal for patients with multiple missing or failing teeth.

Find Us in Tyler and Palestine, TX

At Southern Surgical Arts, we are dedicated to restoring your smile. Our offices in Tyler and Palestine, TX are equipped to provide comprehensive dental implant and oral surgery services. Whether you require a single tooth replacement or a full-arch restoration, we are committed to delivering the healthy and complete smile you deserve.

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