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Dental Implants in Midlothian, Texas

If you are missing one or more of your teeth and are looking for ways to restore your smile, you have come to the right place. Buie Clinic is proud to offer quality, durable dental implants, designed to restore the form and function of your teeth. Dr. Buie, our highly trained and experienced prosthodontist and implant specialist, will provide you with outstanding care and incredibly natural looking and feeling results. 

Why See a Prosthodontist for Dental Implants?

A prosthodontist is a specialist who has completed dental school and three additional years of rigorous training and advanced education primarily focused on the restoration or replacement of lost or deficient teeth. Prosthodontists are experienced in the use of state-of-the-art procedures and techniques for restoring a tooth’s optimum function and esthetics. They have an in-depth understanding of the elements of a functional, natural-looking, and healthy smile.

The Dental Implant Advantage

Dental implants are the best available alternatives to healthy, natural teeth. They are sturdy and durable, offering a permanent solution to restore a missing tooth’s look, feel, and function. Most importantly, implants are the only restorations that preserve the bone, leaving you with enhanced oral health. With proper care, a dental implant has the potential of lasting a lifetime.

Single Tooth Implants

Dr. Buie is a specialist in the field of implants. Single implants offer outstanding solutions to replace one or more missing teeth. In the event a tooth has been missing for some time, a single implant can usually be placed, but may require bone grafting to increase bone volume to support the implant.

Healing typically takes three to four months after which an impression is taken to make the final crown, which is placed on the implant.

Implant Bridges

An implant bridge is an excellent option to replace more than two adjacent missing teeth by placing two implants to support three or more dental crowns.

Full mouth implant bridges, on the other hand, are used for patients who desire to replace their missing teeth with a permanent solution made from the same ceramic material as crowns and bridges. The implants are placed in strategic locations in the jaws to support the restorations.

Overdentures

Dr. Buie specializes in implant-supported dentures. Implants can be placed in either jaw to hold dentures in place for more confidence and better chewing and function. If four implants are placed in the upper jaw, the middle part of the denture covering the palate can be removed, reducing the bulkiness of the restoration and allowing for better ability to taste foods. It also helps patients who suffer from gagging with dentures.

For the lower jaw, two or four implants can be placed to retain an overdenture. Just two implants will significantly improve the stability and support of a lower denture and will help keep bone from further resorption that continues after teeth are removed. Implant overdentures allow for better chewing efficiency and improved quality of life, as compared to not having implants.

Hybrids

Hybrids are full arch bridges made from a variety of materials (hence the name hybrid) that replace a full or partial arch in the jaw. They are typically supported by four to six implants, depending on bone quality and availability. Hybrids offer an excellent solution to restore the chewing function, esthetics, and quality of life of patients missing all their teeth or only have a few teeth remaining.

Implant Troubleshooting

Dr. Buie’s training encompasses all aspects of implant dentistry, including troubleshooting implant problems that arise before, during, or after treatment. If a referring dentist or patient has issues with implants, Dr. Buie has the skill, care, and judgment to correctly diagnose and offer solutions to problems arising with implant therapy.

Talk to the Experts in Midlothian, TX

Contact our prosthodontist at Buie Clinic to learn more about dental implants and how they can enhance your quality of life. Dr. Buie and his team are here to answer your questions and to help you determine the best restorative solution for missing teeth. Call us today!