Dental implants, dentures, and other tooth replacement options in Carrollton


Dental Implants, Dentures, and Other Tooth Replacement Options in Carrollton  Area
As a child, losing a tooth is a rite of passage, with photos and notes to the tooth fairy. As an adult, tooth loss comes with far less fanfare and, in many cases, some anxiety and concern. Adult tooth loss is typically caused by decay that goes undetected before it can be treated or by trauma to the tooth, such as a fall. Regardless of how tooth loss occurs, patients often immediately ask, “what are my tooth replacement options?”

Dr. Adnan Saleem of Hebron Smiles in Carrollton, TX, advises his patients that there are several tooth replacement options, including dental implants, dentures, and crown and bridge appliances:

  • Dentures: For many years, patients have used dentures to replace a single tooth or several teeth. These replacement teeth are held into place using a metal appliance or, in the case of full arches of teeth, adhesive gel or paste.
  • Crown and bridge appliances: A replacement tooth that attaches to a dental crown placed on either side of the missing tooth is called a bridge and crown appliance. This appliance can be removed for brushing and flossing and is custom made to be an exact match of the patient’s remaining teeth.
  • Dental implants: Patients who want a nearly permanent replacement tooth option often opt for dental implants. An implant is essentially a replacement tooth root to which a prosthetic root, or crown, is placed. This tooth replacement option gives patients the security of knowing their tooth will both look and feel like a natural tooth and should last for many years.

About the dental implant process

While dental implants have great durability and longevity, the process does take some time. First the replacement tooth root must be inserted into the bone and the bone must be given time to heal. This ensures that the root is stable and secure. The healing process can take several months. Once the bone has healed, a replacement tooth is attached to the root using an abutment. With the replacement tooth in place, patients can speak clearly, smile confidently, and enjoy their favorite foods knowing their tooth is stable and secure.

For more information about dental implants, call the Hebron Smiles office at (972) 388-3320.

Dr. Adnan Saleem best dentist in Carrollton, TX

Adnan Saleem, DMD
Hebron Smiles

Dr. Adnan Saleem, having graduated with a DMD degree from Temple University School of Dentistry began his career as a general dentist. For over a decade he has continued to advance his education and skillset through numerous training courses and his membership with Modern study club. Dr. Saleem is known for treating his patients both respectfully and compassionately. Connect with Dr. Adnan Saleem on Linkedin.

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