Periodontal Associates

3600 Hulen St C04, Fort Worth, TX 76107

Specialty Care to Rehabilitate
Smiles Affected by Tooth Loss

As a board-certified periodontist, Dr. Amjad Almasri has completed years of additional training that make him an expert at placing dental implants as well as completing advanced preparatory treatments like bone grafting. Having placed thousands of dental implants in his 20+ years of experience, he’s able to complete a wide range of cases, from implant crowns to All-on-4. Call our periodontal office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about dental implants in Fort Worth – often considered the gold standard treatment for replacing missing teeth.





What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed below the gumline and into the jawbone to restore the root structure of missing teeth. Due to their biocompatible nature, they’re able to naturally fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, allowing them to anchor any type of restoration in place to rehabilitate a smile. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or an entire row, dental implants can be used to restore any number of missing teeth, making them a versatile solution for most patients.

The 4-Step Dental Implant Process

Dental implants offer unique benefits that you can’t get from other tooth replacement options, like dentures or dental bridges. This is due to the multi-step dental implant process that takes several months to complete. At Periodontal Associates of Fort Worth, your dental implants are placed by our very own board-certified periodontist, Dr. Amjad Almasri, so you don’t need to worry about working with a local specialist at another location. Every patient’s treatment looks a little bit different, but here are the four main steps that you can expect.

Initial Dental Implant Consultation

Your consultation is the first step on your journey towards rehabilitating your smile. During this visit, our team (or your general dentist) will collect any necessary diagnostic information, which could include digital X-rays of your mouth. Dr. Almasri will go over your medical and oral health history with you and discuss your expectations for the treatment. Once we determine you’re a good candidate for dental implants, we’ll be able to schedule your surgery date. During this appointment, we will go over the entire step-by-step process, including the cost of your treatment.

Dental Implant Surgery

Dr. Almasri completes all dental implant placements in-office. First, the area will be numbed with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing. We also have a few sedation options available to make your treatment more comfortable. To access the bone of your mouth, our team will create a window in your gums where we’ll secure the implants into the jaw. We’ll then suture the tissue to allow it to heal around the dental implants.

Dental Implant Osseointegration &
Abutment Placement

Over the next three to six months following your surgery, your implants will naturally integrate with the jawbone. Once the healing process is complete, we’ll attach small metal connector pieces atop the implants, called abutments. Your final restoration will be custom-crafted based on impressions we take of your smile.

Delivery of Dental Implant Restorations

Finally, our team will attach your customized dental restoration to your abutments to complete your smile. During this visit, we will check to ensure that your bite is comfortable and that you will be ready to enjoy your newly rebuilt smile!

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have a variety of benefits to offer that can be life-changing for patients, including a longevity of 35+ years and a natural look and feel. Going from having gaps in your smile to having a completely functional and full set of teeth can also have advantages for your psychological health. With countless advantages to offer, dental implants have quickly risen to become the gold standard for tooth replacement. Here are just some of the numerous benefits you can experience when you opt for dental implants.

Who Dental
Implants Can Help

Dental implants can help a variety of patients, including those missing any number of teeth. Those who have been missing teeth for a longer period of time may require advanced preparatory procedures before being able to undergo dental implant surgery. Based on our initial consultation, our team will recommend one or more of the following pathways to restore your smile.

Missing One Tooth

To replace a single missing tooth, Dr. Almasri will secure one dental implant below the gums and into the jawbone. Once it has fused with the bone, we’ll attach an abutment to the implant, which will hold a free-standing dental crown that will fill the gap in your arch.

Missing Multiple Teeth

Unlike traditional dental bridges that require the alteration of your surrounding healthy teeth to be secured to the mouth, implant bridges are anchored to dental implants. This makes the process less invasive and ensures that the lifespan of the restoration isn’t reliant on your existing teeth.

Missing All of Your Teeth

Dr. Almasri offers traditional and All-on-4 implant dentures to replace an entire row of missing teeth. Depending on your needs, your denture can be attached to anywhere from four to eight dental implants placed throughout your arch. Because they’ll have a strong and unwavering foundation that they’ll be attached to, you won’t have to worry about your dentures slipping or shifting.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

If you’ve done any amount of research on tooth replacement options, you’re probably aware that dental implants entail the highest upfront cost among them. While there are very good reasons for this—a mix of the high-quality materials and the surgery, among other factors—it still leads some patients to wonder whether the benefits of dental implants are worth the increased cost.

We understand that finances can be a sticky subject, so we will take the time to make sure that you have the resources necessary to get the care that you need. If you want to know more about why dental implants cost what they do, and how you can make them fit your budget, here’s some information that may be able to help you.

Dental Implant FAQs

Dr. Almasri and our team firmly believe that dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth. However, you do not have to simply take our word for it! You are always welcome to call us and ask any questions you may have about this treatment. In the meantime, we invite you to read the information below. You will find succinct answers to some frequently asked questions regarding dental implants.