Looking for long lasting tooth replacement? In addition to dental bridges and dentures, we offer an advanced option for restoring your missing teeth. Dental implants replace both the root and crown of a lost tooth. How do dental implants work?

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Question: Who qualifies for this procedure?

Answer: We recommend this option to those who have lost one or more teeth. When considering placement, we will examine your teeth and jaw. Patients should have a certain amount of jawbone tissue in order to support the implants. Otherwise, a bone grafting procedure may be necessary. In addition, we want patients to be free of periodontal disease, as this can cause implant failure.

Question: How are they placed?

Answer: The root portion, also known as an implant post, will be inserted surgically into the jaw. The area will then heal as the bone bonds with the jawbone to support the post. We then place a dental crown to replace the visible portion of the tooth.

Question: What are mini dental implants?

Answer: With mini dental implants we can place multiple posts into the jaw. These work for patients who may not otherwise qualify for traditional alternatives. After placing the posts we then attach a dental prosthesis, such as a full set of dentures.

Question: How long do they last?

Answer: On average, dental implants can last for as long as 25 years. To increase the odds of this, you need to take care of your smile, including brushing, flossing, and undergoing routine dental cleanings and checkups. If you have any questions, please contact our office today.


Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris of Mansfield Dental Associates rely upon their years of experience, training, and cutting-edge technology to offer patients expert dental care at each and every visit. They listen to each patient’s concerns and offer gentle, informative guidance about future treatments. If you would like to schedule a consultation, call (817) 473-6227. Dr. Jones and Dr. Harris proudly treat patients from Mansfield, South Arlington, Kennedale, Southeast Ft. Worth, Alvarado, Midlothian and neighboring areas.