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Talking about losing or replacing teeth isn’t a pleasant topic. It’s one we’re not fond of discussing either. The reality is that a lot of people will lose teeth, and they’ll need new ones to take their place.

But what exactly can you do to replace a lost tooth? Well, Drs. Pedro Franco, Howard Price, or Drew Havard at DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in Irving, Texas, have years of experience with dental implants. These are one of the most popular solutions for replacing lost teeth.

Today, we’ll take a look at your guide to dental implants.

What are they?
At their simplest, dental implants are exactly what they sound like. They’re fake teeth implanted into your gums. They’re a lot like dentures that just never come out, and don’t need constant refitting and adjustment.

Why would I need them?
Most people who need dental implants have had some serious tooth damage at some point. Whether it was accidental or resulted from tooth decay or gum disease, they’re likely using implants to replace lost or dead teeth.

In some cases, they can be used to replace teeth where a crown may have accomplished the same thing. The final decision to use an implant is between you and your oral surgeon.

What’s the process like?
Implants are really easy to install. They’re just a titanium post, inserted directly into your gums where your old tooth was. Then that post is capped with a crown, completing the look of a real tooth.

If you have more questions or think you may be a good fit for dental implants, don’t wait to contact our team today at 972-594-7414. DFW Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery will be happy to serve you!