Dental implants not only boast a 98% success rate, but they also look and function like genuine teeth. But how is this possible? What makes them so durable and long-lasting? In today’s blog, your Garland, TX, dentist talks about how we place and restore them, and what makes them look so lifelike and natural.
The New Roots
The key to their stability and longevity is the implant post. Made from titanium, a biocompatible material, they’re inserted into the jawbone through oral surgery. The body then accepts them as natural roots, bonding with them and securing them firmly in place. This stimulates the growth of the jawbone and prevents the loss of mass and density in the jaw that typically follows tooth loss. This enables your new tooth to potentially last for decades to come, possibly a lifetime.
Crafting Lifelike Restorations
Once we’ve secured the post and the placement area has healed, we will add an abutment to the post. We then secure the restoration, the visible part of your new tooth. This is usually in the form of a dental crown, one custom-made for a lifelike appearance and the ability to absorb daily bite forces.
Addressing Your Advanced Tooth Loss
What if you’re missing most or all of your teeth? In these situations, we can insert multiple posts across your arch, as little as four or as many as six to eight. We then connect a denture to them. We could also secure bridges or partials. These will be fixed in place and never slip when you eat or speak. You can then smile with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods again. As with individual ones, these can last for decades to come in many cases, compared to the five years a removable denture usually lasts. Regardless of how severe or minor your tooth loss is, we can offer replacement to prevent worsening complications and poor oral health.
If you have any questions about how we address missing teeth with implant dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. A full smile is possible, and we want to help you obtain one!
Your Garland, TX, Dentist Offers Implant Dental Care
We’re ready to help you maintain a complete smile with advanced technology and lifelike materials. To learn more about addressing one or more missing teeth, 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. Don’t live with the negative impacts of tooth loss and poor quality of life. Instead, talk to our team about possible solutions. We can help address missing teeth and ensure you smile with confidence again.