Investing in a dental implant is not something that many people regret. A dental implant can provide your mouth with many years of comfort and good oral health. A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that is placed directly into the jawbone. Dental implants are made out of titanium, a biocompatible material that encourages the bone to fuse to the implant. The bone fuses to the implant and grows around it in a process known as osseointegration. After osseointegration completes, a crown is placed on the implant’s abutment, the portion of the implant that protrudes above the gum line. Dr. Blair Jones and Dr. Seth Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates develop long-term relationships with their patients, and they truly care about your health and well-being. In addition to general, cosmetic and other restorative dental services, they will strive to create a long-lasting, durable dental implant that is right for you.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing missing teeth prevents many health problems. For example, if missing teeth are not restored, the other teeth may begin to shift and become crooked. Also, cavities are more likely to develop in between teeth where large gaps or spaces exist. Further, the jawbone and surrounding tissue may deteriorate over time, leading to changes in facial structure. Dental implants have become a preferred method of teeth replacement over removable dentures and bridges. They are unique from other tooth replacement options because they replace the tooth root. As the bone fuses to the implant root during osseointegration, the bond between the bone and implant mimics the strong bond between the bone and the natural teeth. This stability gives patients confidence that their dental implant will not fall out or loosen.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris offer MDI Denture Stabilization System, also known as mini implants, for patients who do not posses sufficient bone tissue in the jaw to hold a typical dental implant. Mini implants are smaller than conventional implants, and the doctors can more efficiently place them in a quicker procedure. The doctors can immediately place the dentures on top of the mini implants after the implants are in place in the bone.
The Cost of Implants
The doctors understand that all patients worry about costs of dental and medical services. Thus, they will ensure that you are good candidate for implants by thoroughly evaluating your dental health and lifestyle to see if dental implants are right for you. The cost of dental implants depends on the extent of treatment that you may need. The doctors may suggest a bone graft if you need additional bone tissue to support an implant. Our helpful staff will file your insurance claims for you and help in any way possible. Please bring your insurance card and notify us of any changes. We accept cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and CareCredit, which is a low-interest financing plan. Mansfield Dental Associates is also in-network with several PPO plans, including Cigna Radius, Delta Premier, and Metlife. If you would like more information on financing options or if we accept your insurance, please give us a call, and our caring office staff will be here to support you.
About the Doctors
If you would like more information on dental implants, please call our office or schedule an appointment at Mansfield Dental at (817) 259-1357. You may visit our website for services, patient information, and to get to know our doctors and staff. We serve patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.