Replacing Missing Teeth With Lifelike Dental Implants

allen dental implantsWhen you have tooth loss, we could offer a replacement option that not only looks great, but could last for decades to come! In today’s blog, your Allen, TX, dentist discusses the benefits of dental implants, and how we secure a new smile with them. A full, healthy, and functional smile is possible again.

Preparing Your Smile

First, we need to examine your smile and use digital technology to understand the cause and extent of your tooth loss, and to assess the state of your jawbone. If there are very decayed, infected, or abscessed teeth, we may need to extract them, before moving forward. The digital x-rays we gather will allow us to plan the placement of your new implants, choosing the angle and position best for supporting new teeth.

Inserting New Roots

Using digital guides, we will oversee the placement of the biocompatible titanium post into the jawbone. Screw-like in appearance, these will act as new roots. The body will accept them and they bond with the jawbone through osseointegration. This means they can last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime. In comparison, traditional bridges and removable dentures last about 5 to 10 years before replacement is necessary. This is because the post prevents the loss of mass and density in the jawbone that follows tooth loss, safeguarding your smile’s function and appearance.

A Natural Looking Smile

What about the parts people see when you smile? For a single missing tooth, we will attach an abutment that extends past the gum line. We then connect a custom-made dental crown to it. The crown will be designed to look natural and blend with the smile, but also provides a durable chewing surface. For multiple missing teeth, we could use multiple posts to secure a custom-made bridge or even a set of dentures, again designed to look natural and blend with your smile seamlessly. Every smile is different, and we always take care to secure a prosthetic that looks great and also improves the function and health of your smile too.

If you have any questions about our approach to implant dentistry or about our other dental prosthetic options, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy a full and stunning smile again!

Talk to Your Allen, TX Dentist About Implant Dentistry

Our team would like to help you smile with confidence for decades to come with our lifelike and durable dental implants! If you want to know more about the process of addressing tooth loss with implant dentistry, or if you are ready to book an appointment, contact your Allen, TX, dentist, Dr. Torrens-Parker, by calling 469-342-6644. Don’t live with unsightly gaps in your smile, talk to our team.