Dental Implants – Murphy, TX
Turn Back The Clock on Tooth Loss
Do you need to replace one or more natural teeth? At Murphy Family Dentistry, you'll find a strong, beautiful alternative to traditional bridges, partials, and full dentures. Known as dental implants, they can help you achieve results that look, feel, and function virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Our talented doctors are happy to provide every stage of this transformative procedure right here in-office for maximum convenience and comfort.
Why Choose Murphy Family Dentistry for Dental Implants?
- Surgical Implant Placement & Restoration In 1 Office
- FREE Dental Implant Consultation
- Dental Insurance Welcomed & Payment Plans Available
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Unlike traditional tooth replacement options, dental implants are truly comprehensive in that they replicate every part of the natural dental structure, including the root that exists underneath the gum tissue. This means that the jawbone is well-preserved and the new “tooth” has the enduring support it needs to stay strong for years and years to come.
- Once completed, implant-retained teeth are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth in form, aesthetic appearance, and overall function.
- The placement of dental implants shouldn’t require surrounding teeth to be negatively altered or reduced.
- The longevity of dental implants is outstanding. They’re designed to last for decades. In some cases, patients can even enjoy them for the rest of their lives.
Indications for Dental Implants
Patients with a wide spectrum of tooth loss needs – from a single gap to an entire missing arch – can often successfully replenish their smiles with dental implants. Unique restorative solutions are available for each distinct stage:
Missing a Single Tooth
Implant-retained crowns are available to cover single implants. Crafted from top-tier ceramic materials and highly customized, this individual restoration is available to fit right in alongside natural teeth with no one around you being the wiser. Better yet, healthy dental structure won’t need to undergo negative alterations to accommodate the new “tooth.”
Missing Multiple Missing Teeth
While implant-retained crowns can also be used in several spots throughout the mouth, a custom implant-retained bridge may be the better choice when multiple teeth in a row have been lost. This sturdy, attractive prosthetic is anchored into place over just two dental implants – one on either side of the gap.
Missing All of Your Teeth
Instead of having to replace each missing tooth with its own dental implant, implant-retained prosthetics are a much more cost-effective solution. Our dentists will strategically position a small number of implants throughout the jawbone to support the new “teeth” successfully. Your new denture can either be permanently fixed in place or left removable in nature, which some patients prefer.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
In addition to traditional implants, our Murphy dental team can also provide All-on-4 dental implants, which can beautifully replicate an entire arch of natural teeth all at once. This state-of-the-art system, developed by Nobel Biocare, lives up to its name by using just four strategic implants to successfully support a full, sturdy prosthetic. This reconstructive method is also often ideal for patients who don't have enough healthy jawbone structure for treatment with traditional implants.
Dental Implant Placement Process
Dental implants succeed because of titanium anchor-supported restoration. These anchors are surgically placed into the missing tooth site during the first phase of care. Over time, a special process known as osseointegration will occur. During osseointegration, your implants will naturally fuse with your bone, forming a bond that mimics the bond between your ridge and your natural tooth roots.
The second phase of treatment occurs months later, after your implant site has healed and the osseointegration process has been completed. Dental implants are versatile enough to be used with a single crown, bridge or implant-supported denture. Your finished restoration will match your natural teeth and blend in discreetly with the rest of your smile.
Most practices have to refer their patients to a separate specialist for the surgical phase of implant treatment, requiring them to travel and spend time in an unfamiliar office setting. But at Murphy Family Dentistry, Dr. Najari has the specialty training needed to complete your implant placement procedure right here in-house. As a result, you can approach your procedure with a much greater sense of confidence and comfort, knowing that you'll be helped by a team you already know and trust.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Determining the cost of a dental implant procedure is based on each individual patient’s condition and needs. There are several components to this procedure, including the initial surgical placement, the later attachment of an abutment (connector), and the final creation and placement of a customized restoration (crown). Additionally, services like periodontal therapy may be required before the reconstructive process begins in order to ensure that the patient’s oral health is stable enough.
During an initial consultation, our dentists will take the time to understand your unique circumstances with an in-depth oral evaluation. Once this is complete, we can provide specific price estimates regarding each stage of treatment. While dental implants are certainly an investment, we strongly believe that they are more than worth it. While more traditional services like dentures and bridges are likely to require costly replacements over the years, dental implants can thrive for decades.
Which Option Is Right for Me?
If you're not sure which implant option is right for you, Dr. Najari or Dr. Nguyen would be happy to complete a comprehensive exam for you. Contact our Murphy dental office today to reserve your free consultation.