Dental Implants have advantages over other dental appliances used to fix missing teeth, such as a longer lifespan and added stability. Bridges, crowns, and dentures may slip or shift and thus prevent the enjoyment of certain foods. Dental implants are stable, allowing the patient to eat with confidence. Additionally, dental implants do not depend on natural teeth as crowns and bridges do as they are fused directly into the jawbone, and they can be used to replace one or all teeth.
Before dental implants are placed, our dentist will ensure that you have sufficient bone structure to support the implant, as well as healthy gums. The process of placing implants takes several months.
First, an incision is made in the gum line over the site of the missing tooth. The bone is prepared for the implant using various-sized drills. The implant is screwed into place in the jawbone before the gum tissue is stitched closed. It is then given time to fuse with the bone; this takes approximately four months. The artificial tooth is then attached to the implant.
If all the teeth need to be replaced, the all-on-4 procedure is a possible solution. Because each missing tooth does not require its own implant, one implant can support multiple artificial teeth. These implants are placed strategically in the mouth – four on the top of the mouth and four on the bottom – and support all the artificial teeth. This creates a permanent, incredibly stable smile for the patient.
For dental implants in Spring, TX, schedule an appointment with us today and learn more about missing tooth replacement from your tooth implant dentist near you.
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