Dental Implants FAQ

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DENTAL IMPLANTS FAQ

Get your smile back. Get your life back.

If you have suffered from tooth loss, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a healthy smile again. Our Dental implants in Burleson, TX are a permanent solution that can help you achieve a bright and beautiful smile. Legacy Dental offers dental implants to patients that need a painless, reliable, and convenient way of replacing lost teeth. Get back your smile, your confidence, and the freedom that comes with a healthy mouth.

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Dental Implants FAQ

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of teeth that are missing. The dental implant procedure is comprised of a small surgical process in which the patient will need to undergo a local anesthetic. The dental implants are inserted into your jawbone and then a lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. 

Each dental implant procedure is different depending upon the patient’s unique case and under some circumstances, the implant will need to merge with the bone for several months before it is crowned permanently. In other cases, you can have temporary and new teeth on the same day that your implants are done.

When looking for dental implants in Burleson, TX, our Dentist, Dr. Barrosso or Dr. Magers, will consult with you to provide the best treatment plan depending on your individual needs. 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants require a surgical procedure that replaces tooth roots with titanium, screw-like posts. A  tooth crown that is nearly identical to a natural tooth is then attached to the screw to serve as a missing tooth. The artificial tooth not only mirrors a real tooth in terms of esthetics but also in functionality.

Dental implants are the best alternative to other teeth replacement options such as bridgework or dentures which are often unable to provide the desired esthetics and functioning qualities that a dental implant can achieve.

Dental implants are ideal when there are no surrounding teeth or natural roots to allow for bridgework. Implants are generally preferred over dentures because they are a more permanent solution for teeth replacement and allow the patient to resume a normal diet and oral routine.

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Benefits and Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implant technology continues to advance and has become the ideal tooth replacement solution because of those advantages over earlier procedures. With recent modern innovations in dentistry, you can benefit from dental implants even if you were formerly unable to due to a lack of jaw bone structure or other health conditions.

Dental Implants provide many benefits in comparison to other procedures, such as:

  • They behave and act like natural teeth
  • They can last a lifetime with proper care
  • Dental Implants prevent bone loss
  • They keep adjacent teeth secure 
  • Dental implants can prevent premature aging and facial sagging
  • They improve confidence when you talk, eat and laugh 
  • Dental implants keep gums healthy and free from disease
  • Dental implants are easy to care for
  • Dental implants have a success rate of 95-98% when placed by an experienced specialist
  • You can resume normal daily oral routines and eating habits when you have dental implants

What Is the Cost of Dental Implants in Burleson, TX?

The costs for dental implants will vary depending on your unique situation. A single tooth implant can cost anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000.

If multiple dental implants are required, the implant cost per tooth will be reduced since some costs are only applied once. A three or four-tooth bridge held by two implants can cost anywhere from $5,000 and up. For a full teeth dental implant replacement, full dental implants cost $40,000 and up. 

To learn more about the cost of dental implants for your unique situation, please give our dental implant practice in Burleson a call and schedule a consultation. We will happily answer all of your dental implant queries. 

Do I Qualify for Dental Implants?

Your Dentist, Dentist, Dr. Barrosso, or Dr. Magers, here at Legacy Dental will go to extreme measures to qualify you for a potential dental implant procedure. Your dentist will look for a few traits in the qualifying process, such as:

  • Candidates must have an adequate amount of bone for dental implants
  • Candidates must commit to good oral hygiene
  • Candidates must have no poor dental habits
  • Candidates must have healthy gums 

If you have an autoimmune deficiency or if you are a smoker, you will need to visit our dental office in Burleson for a consultation before a decision can be made in regards to whether dental implants are the correct choice for you.  

Dental Implants Procedure

Dental implants can require several surgical procedures depending on your unique case. The evaluation process is thorough and will prepare you for the procedure.

Your Dentist, Dr. Barrosso, or Dr. Magers, will review your medical history, and supply a comprehensive dental exam, and customized treatment plan. Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages considering the time required for healing between procedures. The steps for dental implant surgery are:

  • Removal of the damaged tooth
  • Grafting of jawbone if necessary
  • Implant placement
  • Bone healing and growth 
  • Placement of abutment
  • Placement of artificial tooth 

Can Dental Implants Be Done in One Day?

Same-day dental implants can be done in a single procedure ranging from between thirty minutes to three hours depending on your unique case and the number of implants required. It is important to remember that you won’t leave our dental office in Burleson with permanent teeth in one day, but you will leave with a full smile. 

Are Dental Implants Painful?

The procedure for dental implants is not painful as we provide anesthesia options for your surgery. In the majority of cases, the dental implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia. For some patients with certain conditions, however, dentists can opt to use conscious sedation or general anesthesia. For more information, please give our dental office in Burleson a call and schedule a consultation. We will happily answer all of your dental implant queries. 

The Best Alternatives to Dental Implants

There are several alternatives to dental implants that your Dentist, Dr. Barrosso or Dr. Magers, will be able to advise you on. If you do not qualify for the dental implant procedure, here are a few alternatives:

  • Implant-supported bridge
  • Flippers
  • Resin-bonded bridges
  • Full dentures
  • Partial dentures
  • Implant-supported dentures
  • Dental bridges

Dental Implants in Burleson, TX

If you would like to learn more about dental implants, give us a call or schedule a consultation today! Our friendly, compassionate, and experienced team will happily assist you. 

If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for your smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. We look forward to meeting you and starting your smile journey together!

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TMD/TMJ

The small joint that can be a big pain.

Do you suffer from headaches, migraines, jaw pain, sinus problems, earaches, ringing in your ears, dizziness, teeth grinding and clenching, or jaw clicking and popping??
All of these symptoms could come from temporal mandibular joint disorder (TMD), and they can be addressed through the temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) treatment at Legacy Dental in Burleson, TX.

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TMD/TMJ can come from a number of sources, including jaw, neck, or head injuries, diseases such as arthritis, misalignment of your bite, or even stress. The temporal mandibular joints (TMJ), ligaments, and muscles in front of your ears are responsible for opening and closing your jaw, and improper functioning can lead to not only painful symptoms but, in severe cases, irreparable damage.

Dr. Barroso’s comprehensive examination identifies the source of your discomfort and determines the treatment that is right for you. Contact Legacy Dental today to schedule your consultation and take your first step toward a functional, pain-free mouth.

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Dentures

DENTURES

Smile confidently in comfort.

Are you missing teeth? Dentures offer you an affordable and reliable custom solution to your problem. At Legacy Dental, we specialize in fitting customized dentures suited for your individual needs. Schedule an appointment with us to find out if dentures are the right choice for you. Our exceptional dentists will provide you with expert consultation to see if dentures would be a good fit. At Legacy Dental, we aim to provide you with a customized dental solution tailored to your lifestyle requirements.

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Types of Dentures

We offer the following denture options:

Partial Denture
If you have a few teeth missing in different locations, then a partial denture is the best solution to replace your teeth. A plastic base, colored to blend with your gums, holds the wireframe responsible for supporting your dentures and keeping them in place.

Complete Denture
If you have a medical condition or experienced trauma from the total loss of your teeth, then a complete denture procedure could be a good option for you. Over recent years, advancements in technology improved the fit and functionality of dentures that have made the procedure more effective and efficient.

Temporary Dentures
At Legacy Dental, we also provide temporary denture solutions for patients as well. Temporary dentures offer patients a dental solution while they are receiving cosmetic dentistry to replace missing teeth. With a temporary denture, you get the benefit of a natural smile while waiting for dental implants or dental bridges.

Why Choose Dentures?

Legacy Dental patients receiving dentures often experience a life-changing moment when they fit and use their dentures for the first time. Patients that had to avoid chewing on one side of their mouth due to a broken or missing tooth, now find that they can use their entire mouth for eating. Dentures provide a non-invasive method of replacing your teeth, with no surgery required.

Are There Other Dental Options?

While dentures provide patients with an affordable and practical way to replace missing teeth, it may not always be the best option for your unique needs. Cosmetic dentistry procedures offer a tremendous value that feels and looks more natural.

At Legacy Dental, we also offer hybrid procedures that utilize both implants and dentures. If you live in Burleson or the surrounding areas, book a consultation with us. During your visit, our expert dentists will examine your mouth to see if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

After the examination,we will take an impression of your mouth to build a denture. After our dental team receives your denture, we implant the metal posts under the gum line and then secure the denture to the post.

This revolutionary procedure gives our patients the benefit of a fast and stable process that produces excellent results using implant technology.

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DENTAL BRIDGE

Wouldn’t we all love to have whiter, more healthy-looking teeth?

If you’re missing teeth and you’re not a baby or a young child, you’ve probably found that it can be rather embarrassing. Unfortunately, once your “adult” teeth have grown in, it seems harder to get respect in your daily life with a toothless smile. The good news is that tooth loss is surprisingly common in adult Americans.

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Whether it’s from tooth decay, gum disease, a failed root canal, or an accident, many adults are missing teeth somewhere in their smile. In fact, nearly 7 in 10 adults have lost at least one of their teeth by the time they turn 44, and by the time we turn 74, about one-quarter have no permanent teeth left at all!

Effects of Missing Teeth

If you are among this population, you know the difficulties that follow when you lose a tooth. Including the impact on how you speak, your ability to chew, and what you eat, your self-esteem may also take a hit, especially if the missing tooth now causes an unsightly gap in your smile. If left untreated for a time, a missing tooth may also cause your teeth to shift, lead to a painful condition known as TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder), or increase your risk for gum disease and tooth decay.

How to Fix Missing Teeth

Before you panic, know that Dr. Barroso had lots of options that can help fill in the gap that a missing tooth leaves behind. Fixed dental bridges are among the more common choices and work exactly how they sound: by bridging or filling in the space caused by a lost tooth. Fixed bridges are just that – fixed – and cannot be taken in and out of the mouth and are typically held in place via bonding cement and/or metal substructures.

Types of Bridges

Made from porcelain, porcelain-over-metal, metal alloys, or gold, a bridge uses neighboring teeth to anchor one or more artificial teeth in between them. Although there are several types of fixed bridges, there are three main types:

  • Conventional/traditional fixed bridge
  • Cantilever bridge
  • Resin-bonded bridge (also known as a Maryland bridge)

Cost of a Dental Bridge

The cost of a bridge depends on a variety of different things, including your insurance coverage, the techniques of the dentist and lab technician who makes it, where you live and your dentist practices, and the type of bridge you choose. The good news is that they can last anywhere from five to twenty years if well cared for, so it’s best to go for regular checkups and practice good oral hygiene to keep the area clean.

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CERAMIC CROWNS

We offer same-day ceramic dental crowns!

No more waiting for days or weeks on a new crown. Dr. Barosso can make you a crown that’s harder, stronger, and lasts longer than metal or ceramic-on-metal crowns the same day as your visit.

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IPS E.Max® Dental Crowns

Scientifically, they are a lithium disilicate glass-ceramic. Optimized for translucency, durability, and strength for use in crowns. That translates to the best of both worlds crown: it’s strong and looks great. The structural integrity of the crowns and bridges made from IPS e.max has been proven to be the strongest dental prosthodontic to date by a team of researchers at NYU.

We build them in our dental office in Burleson. That means we can build a crown for you the same day. No more temporary crowns.


IPS e.max®, an advanced pressed ceramic, has greater strength than most previously and widely used crowns. This ceramic can be used to make limited bridgework using heavy connectors. It is made from lithium disilicate crystals. This monolithic lithium-disilicate porcelain can be used for full-contour restoration or thinned down with a porcelain layer applied.


Features

  • Beautiful translucence and extreme esthetic
  • Three times stronger than Empress
  • 400 MPa flexural strength
  • Crystals of Lithium Disilicate glass
  • You can build enamel porcelains with this ceramic crown
  • Free of metal

What are the benefits of the IPS e.max®?

  • Natural color variations and translucency
  • Superb esthetics
  • Single unit crown can be used anywhere in your mouth
  • Hypoallergenic

When can this crown be utilized?

  • Perfect for veneers,
  • thin veneers (no prep),
  • anterior crown
  • posterior crowns,
  • inlays/onlays
  • 3-unit anterior bridges,
  • and 3-unit posterior bridges (up to the second premolar as an abutment tooth)

When will the IPS e.max® not be best utilized?

  • Bridge spans exceeding 3 units
  • Bridges that extend beyond the second premolar, as an abutment tooth
  • This product is not recommended for patients with other occlusal dysfunctions or bruxers.

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Here at Legacy Dental, we utilize the best technology and have some of the bests dentists in Burleson, TX. We do everything we can to ensure you have the best dental experience. Call us today to schedule your appointment for our top-of-the-line same-day crowns.

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Dental Implants

DENTAL IMPLANTS

There’s No Reason To Live With Tooth Loss.

Struggling with tooth loss? You aren’t alone. More than 175 million people are experiencing a similar situation. There are several causes for tooth loss, including accidents, trauma, and disease, that may damage your teeth and gums. Fortunately, dental implants are a permanent solution that can help you achieve a bright and beautiful smile. Legacy Dental offers this treatment to patients that need a painless, reliable, and convenient way of replacing lost teeth.

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Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that support fixed restorations, such as a crown, bridge, or denture. Because of their design and biocompatible materials, your body treats them almost like natural teeth.

Each implant is shaped similar to the size of a natural tooth root, allowing it to be set into your mouth near the area of your missing teeth. Plus, implants are strong enough that they can be used in pairs to support multiple-tooth prosthetics.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Losing your teeth impacts every aspect of your daily life and can be embarrassing. Unfortunately, the negative social stigma surrounding tooth loss can make social situations uncomfortable, especially when front teeth are the problem. And removable dentures can be difficult to deal with as you eat and communicate with other people throughout the day. You don’t have to live with missing teeth any longer. If you already use dentures or you are missing several teeth, then you are an ideal candidate for dental implants.

Implants are non-invasive to your other teeth, enhancing the overall health of your mouth rather than compromise the natural tooth structure next to them. Plus, their design triggers new bone growth in the jaw, fusing the implant permanently in place. This process is called osseointegration

Today’s dental implants last longer than any other type of dental restoration, with a success rate as high as 98%. Most people can expect their new implant to last for the rest of their life.

Depending on your needs, we offer:

  • Single tooth implants
  • Implant-supported dental bridges (multiple teeth)
  • Denture stabilization

Additionally, we accept referrals from area dentists to place your implants, then allow your primary dental provider to restore them in their own practice.

Dental Implants In Burleson, TX

Getting dental implants is easier than you might think. Our dental experts are able to precisely place your implant in a manner that results in the least discomfort possible. Additionally, we offer in-house sedation to help you relax through this straightforward procedure. If you want to learn more about dental implants in Burleson, visit our Dental Implant FAQ page.

If you’re curious about what dental implants can do for your smile, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

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