Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience. Left untreated, tooth loss can lead to misalignment, bone loss, and low self-esteem.
At Pendergrass & Wilkie Dentistry, we offer dental implants—threaded, titanium posts that function just like natural tooth roots.
Why should you schedule a dental implant consultation at our Amarillo, TX, office?
Implants Offer Several Benefits over Traditional Tooth Replacement
Prevent Bone Recession
One of the natural consequences of tooth loss is bone recession. Along with weakening your jaw, this process can give you a sunken or aged appearance. Drs. Tyler L. Pendergrass and Eric S. Wilkie recommend dental implants because they prevent bone atrophy and maintain a healthy, full facial structure.
Improve Your Bite & Confidence
Missing teeth can make you feel self-conscious when you smile. And if you choose to replace missing teeth with removable dentures, you may still feel worried when they slip, smack, or click. Dental implants stabilize your restoration so you can eat your favorite foods, speak clearly, and smile with confidence.
An In-Depth Look at Dental Implants
Dental implants are small, threaded posts that look much like screws. They are made of high-quality titanium, which is biocompatible and gradually fuses with the surrounding tissue when placed in the jawbone. This fusion of jawbone and implant material is known as osseointegration, and it is a unique benefit of dental implants.
When dental implants successfully fuse with the surrounding bone tissue, they act just like tooth roots, sending regenerative signals to your bone tissue and keeping your jaw healthy and strong.
For this reason, dental implants are widely considered the preferred method for replacing natural teeth.
Why Choose Our Dentists Over Other Providers?
Dr. Pendergrass and Dr. Wilkie have received advanced training in the placement and restoration of dental implants. Our office is fully equipped to perform virtually every step of dental implant treatment on-site, eliminating the need for referrals and unnecessary office visits. To provide the latest care to our patients, our dentists maintain memberships with prestigious organizations, including the:
- American Dental Association
- Texas Dental Association
- Panhandle District Dental Society
To experience the compassionate and personalized level of care that only our dentists can provide, request a dental implant consultation online or call us at (806) 358-8801.
Are You Nervous About Oral Surgery?
We know the idea of dental implant surgery can be scary for some. But we want you to receive the high level of quality dental care you deserve without feeling anxious.
During your dental procedure, our dentists can provide sedation dentistry to help you feel calm and relaxed. Our methods of sedation are safe, gentle, and effective, helping you feel completely at ease before and during the procedure. Our dentists will work closely with you to decide what type of sedation best suits your needs.
Our Amarillo, TX, Office Uses a 3-D Cone Beam Scanner
Our dental office is equipped with some of the most advanced technology in Amarillo, TX. We use a GALILEOS® Comfort Plus cone beam computed tomography scanner to collect high-resolution, 3-D images of your teeth, jaws, and surrounding biostructures in less time and with less radiation exposure compared to traditional x-rays.
During dental implant treatment, Dr. Pendergrass and Dr. Wilkie use the cone beam scanner to assess the condition of your smile, determine whether you need a bone graft or sinus lift, and plan the exact location of your dental implants. Using this technology, we can ensure the most precise results and successful outcomes.