Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Arlington, TX

Dental implants can be used to replace one or even all of your teeth. They can give you the confidence to smile that you do not have when you try to hide rotten or missing teeth. You do not have to suffer with the embarrassment of missing teeth any longer with Dental Implants. You also won't need to deal with the inconvenience of dentures, denture pain or unnatural looking teeth.

Dental Implants in Arlington. TX

Benefits of Dental Implants:

  • Increase the health and life of surrounding natural teeth
  • The Cost is similar to the cost of a bridge
  • They will help keep your jaw bone strong and healthy and prevent the deterioration of bone caused by missing teeth
  • They feel like natural teeth and look like your other teeth
  • The implant crown does not rot or decay like natural teeth

The look and feel of implanted teeth is very similar to that of natural teeth and they have restored comfort and confidence for thousands of people who suffer from broken, rotting or missing teeth. The dental implant procedures can restore your smile and give you a lasting sense of well-being knowing that your teeth will stay in place! Having all of your back teeth is the best way to ensure you keep your front teeth, the leading cause for loosing your smile(front teeth) is missing  back teeth.

Frequently Asked Questions:

• Will the implant procedure be painful?

After having the implant placed in our Arlington Tx office most of our patient comment  “…that was much easier than I thought it would be!”  Dr. Reed makes sure that your mouth and the area is completely numb before he begins the surgery. IV sedation is also an option. After is many times compared to having a tooth removed.

How quickly you will heal depends upon your health and other diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, and cancer.  People with serious and chronic conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer take much longer to heal and might not be candidates for dental implants. Dr. Reed will always check with your Physician to make sure you are a candidate to have implants placed in our Arlington Dental Office. The worse habit piople can have in order to have implants is smoking. The cyanide in the cigarette smoke disables red blood cells from being able to carry oxigen to healing tissues. The nicotine in the smoke disables your immune system from being able to fight the bacteria that cause infections and gum disease. 

Narcotics or Opioids are not often prescribed after this procedure because they are not necessary for the level of discomfort of a dental implant. The immediate post-operative pain or discomfort is most often handled by taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin (Ibuprofen). Of course each case is evaluated by the doctor and the nesessary pharcological agents will be used.

Sometimes patients in our Tarrant County Dental Implant Center in Arlington, Tx will experience swelling or bruising in the area but this normally resolves within a few days.

•What is the Price of Dental Implants

Dental implants normally cost about the same as an all porcelain 3-unit bridge. You can actually see a saving on dental care in the future because missing teeth can lead to problems and fracture of your other teeth causing a cyclical effect of broken and missing teeth. The long-term cost of having an implant versus a bridge is much lower, since a bridge may need to be replaced every 7 -10 years. Your dental implant will most likely never need to be replaced! Your dental implant will also not need to involve the tooth in front and behind the empty spot, lessening the chance of complications or unforseen problems with those teeth. Allows you to use dental floss like any other of your teeth, the leading cause of the loss of a bridge is recurrent decay of the teeth that hold the bridge. It is much harder to floss under a bridge. 

People of all ages need to eat and take pleasure in enjoying the foods that they love. Teeth are a luxury and an investment but ultimately, they are worth it! We all want to speak, eat and look like ourselves! Those are the things we loose when we loose our teeth. When we loose a tooth we loose between 30-70%!! of the bone that holds the tooth that day in the first 12 months. After that our face only shriks.

Dental implants do not cause any harm or damage to your other teeth. An all porcelain 3-unit bridge, when fabricated by the dentist needs to be made by preparing or grinding down the other teeth. When the other teeth do not need crowns, the procedure can take away healthy tooth structure and bring on unforeseen complications to these otherwise healthy teeth.

• Doesn't it take a long time to get Dental Implants?

Implants can be placed the same day you have your tooth extracted as long as you don't have a serious infection. We can place a crown in the spot with the  implant while you wait in our Arlington Tx dental facility. With a ESSEX appliance, we will keep you comfortable while you are waiting.

However, keep in mind that your bone takes time to heal. The implant needs to take its time to integrate into the bone to become stable; in order for the implant to be solid, it needs to heal. During this time you need to be very careful with chewing and eating.This may take several months but the healing process is vital to the success of your dental implant.

A bone graft, may be necessary if you don't have enough bone or if you have an infection that made some of your bone unhealthy. 

If you have a bone graft your implant will take more time to heal.


For more information on dental implants in the Arlington, TX area call Arlington Dental at (817) 303-5700 today!