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Dental Implants in Arlington

dentist holding a dental implant modelWhat Are They?

Implants are a way to replace the human root of a tooth. It consists of a titanium screw that is placed in the bone in such a way that the body thinks it’s natural. The bone grows so tightly around the screw that they essentially fuse together in a process called osseointegration. This process takes from 3 to 6 months, depending on factors such as a patient’s age, overall health, extent of socket damage at the missing tooth site and the condition of the bone.

Dental implants are the preferred method of replacing a missing tooth. They have distinct advantages over bridges & dentures, and at Arlington Dental, we have the expertise & technology to provide our patients with this state-of-the-art service.


What to Expect

Joseph Reed, DMD, MAGD, has decades of experience placing this type of restoration. Based on your unique situation, he may recommend this option to replace your missing tooth or teeth. We’ll start with an in-depth examination, including all necessary X-rays and 3D imaging.

The next step is placing the titanium screws, which we do in-house. You’ll be comfortably numb, and we offer both oral and IV sedation options, which we will explain to you before you schedule your procedure.

Once the bone around the screws has healed, which takes a few months, we’ll book another appointment. At this visit, we’ll open the gums surgically to access the top of the screw, where we will place an abutment, which is what will hold the crown in place. Then we’ll place a temporary crown and wait for the gums to heal around it for about four weeks.

Finally, you’ll come back for your permanent crown. We’ll mill your crown in-house, using material that is three times harder than regular porcelain, and then cement it in place on the abutment of your implant.

How to Care for Your Dental Implants

This type of restoration is as close as we can get to recreating natural teeth, and you take care of them in just the same way—with regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups. Routine professional cleanings are important to ensure that bacteria doesn’t collect where the crown meets the gums.

We Cater to You

We place a high value on providing convenient care tailored to your needs. We’ll do your work in as few visits as possible, if that’s your preference. Dr. Reed is certified to provide a variety of sedation options, so we can ensure that you are not anxious during your procedures. And we offer education and information about your various options, so you can make an informed decision that’s best for you.

Schedule Today

Contact us today to book your appointment. We offer in-house financing and other payment options.

Dental Implants Arlington TX | (817) 303-5700