When you choose dental implants, you obtain new teeth with a 98% success rate, and ones that can last far longer than dental bridges or removable dentures! In fact, there is always the potential they could last a lifetime. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of dental implants for your smile.
The Parts of a Dental Implant
Let’s look at each part of your dental implant. The actual implant portion is a titanium post, one that is screw-like in appearance. Being titanium means that once we insert it into the jawbone, it bonds with the bone tissue like a natural one. This is because the material is biocompatible. Once the placement area heals, we will attach an abutment to the post, which then extends above the gum line. The abutment allows our team to secure the crown, the part people see when you smile. Crafted from lifelike and durable materials, this will be shaded to blend with the smile and also provide a dependable chewing surface too.
Supporting Bridges, Dentures, and More
We can always address individual missing teeth with a single one, abutment, and a dental crown. But what if you have a more advanced case of tooth loss? For two to four missing teeth in a row, we could insert one or two posts and attach a custom-made bridge to them. Likewise, for more advanced cases we could insert several posts per arch and then attach full or partial dentures to them. Since they stimulate the growth of jawbone tissue, this means they don’t need to be replaced every 5 to 10 years, so your prosthetic is ready to offer decades of tooth replacement, and will never slip when you eat or speak. You also don’t have to remove them for cleaning or soaking either!
Since the body accepts them as new roots, this stimulates the growth of natural jawbone tissue, preventing the gradual breakdown that usually follows tooth loss. This not only means your new teeth will last far longer, this also prevents further tooth loss or a prematurely aged appearance. You will be able to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence too! If you have any questions about how we address lost teeth with one or more dental implants, or about our prosthetic options, then contact our team today to learn more.
Interested in Replacing Missing Teeth?
Our team wants to help you preserve your smile and avoid major complications by replacing your missing teeth. 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.