When you have a gap in your smile following the loss of your tooth, we could provide a lifelike replacement that lasts for decades to come. In fact, we could even secure a fixed denture too! In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about how we provide a lifelike and durable prosthetic with dental implants.
The Implant and Crown
For an individual missing tooth, we could offer a dental implant and crown. We first use digital technology to plan and guide the implant posts in at the right position and angle. Once in place, this biocompatible titanium root will bond with the jawbone through osseointegration, acting as a new root and stimulates the growth of jawbone tissue. This allows it to act as a new root and last for decades to come. We then attach an abutment and use it to connect a crown. The dental crown acts as the visible portion of your new tooth, the one people see when you smile. Using materials like ceramic, we have a restoration that looks natural, blending with your smile, and can absorb daily bite forces and pressure with ease.
A dental bridge replaces multiple teeth in a row, and consists of new teeth with crowns attached to each end. Typically, we remove tooth structure from the abutment teeth on each side of the gaps, and attach the crowns to them. But with dental implants, we instead attach the crowns to free standing titanium posts, preserving natural tooth structure and offering a prosthetic that will last far longer than a traditional dental bridge.
If you require a full or partial denture, then instead of a removable one, we could support a prosthetic with multiple dental implants. This means your denture doesn’t have to be removed for cleaning and soaking, and that they can last for decades instead of just five years on average. Being fixed in place also means they never slip when you eat or drink. These are stable, lifelike, and durable, helping you enjoy a full and functional smile that looks natural and inspires confidence. If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with implant technology, or if you would like to get started, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help people in our community enjoy a complete smile again!
DO YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT IMPLANT DENTISTRY?
Our team wants to help you enjoy a full smile again with advanced technology. To learn more about treating the gaps in your smile, then please schedule a consultation today by contacting Mai Dentistry in Garland, TX at (972)-530-0552. You can also find our practice at 6850 N Shiloh Rd, Suite C Garland, TX 75044.