They don’t require crowns or natural suction to stay in place. You won’t need a special adhesive either. So, what makes dental implants so strong and secure? In today’s blog, we’re looking at the benefits of implant dentistry and why our qualifying Garland, TX, patients should consider them if they lose one or more natural teeth.
Placing Your New Tooth
How do you place the new tooth? We first choose the optimal area for placement and then insert the implant. Made from titanium, which is biocompatible, the implant then bonds with the jawbone and acts as a new tooth root. Before placement, we will need to assess the strength of your jawbone to make sure there is enough to support the new tooth. If not, a bone grafting may be necessary. We also watch for the presence of gum disease, which could increase the risk of implant failure. Treatment will need to be administered before we proceed.
Creating a Restoration
After the placement area heals, we add an abutment that holds a custom-made dental crown in place. Creating using lifelike materials, the crown addresses the visible portion of the tooth. Patients then enjoy a natural looking replacement for their missing teeth.
Protecting Your New Tooth
With the right care, your new tooth will stay in place and provide quality tooth replacement for several years, potentially for decades. You will need to maintain routine care, which includes brushing and flossing daily to remove food particles and reduce the risk of tooth decay, infection, and gum disease. A checkup and cleaning at our office every six months also allows us to monitor your new tooth and then remove all plaque for a brighter and healthier smile. If you have any questions about implant dentistry and tooth replacement, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
For a dependable tooth replacement option, we may suggest implant dentistry. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX, today at 972-530-0552. For our patients who don’t speak English, our office is fluent in both Spanish and Vietnamese.