Learn More About Dental Implant Placement in our Rockwall Dental Office!
Preserving natural teeth is the most beneficial way to achieving optimal oral health, but as we age our teeth become more susceptible to dental issues. Infection, disease, and trauma can lead to loss of one or more teeth in a lifetime, and when that occurs, dental implants can provide an alternative to tooth replacement.
In our Rockwall dental office, Drs. Jaime and Eliud Villarreal place and restore dental implants so that patients may regain the function and esthetic of a natural set of teeth. Implants are low maintenance and long lasting. The design and structure of the entire implant mimics the anatomy of a natural tooth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant consists of a titanium body that is surgically placed into the jaw bone. As the implant heals, it will begin to osseointegrate (or fuse) into the existing jawbone and surrounding tissue, making the implant more stable. Varying implant procedures are performed at Lakeshore Dental, including:
Single Tooth Implant Placement: For patients who have one missing tooth, a single dental implant can be placed in the socket and topped with an artificial, ceramic crown. The result is a finished tooth that blends perfectly with natural, existing teeth.
Multiple Teeth Replacement: Patients in need of multiple or total teeth replacement can have several implants placed that are used as anchors for denture or bridge work. Dental appliances are attached to the implants, creating a more durable prosthesis.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Due to a dental implant’s permanent nature, wearers no longer have to worry about removing their appliances, and can chew or speak with ease. Patients can also brush and floss their dental implants just as they would their natural teeth.
Dental implants involve NO reshaping of adjacent teeth, help preserve the original structure of your teeth or facial skeletal structure, and can also strengthen the jawbone. By placing an implant in an empty socket, existing teeth are deterred from shifting and misaligning your bite position.
Dental Implants in Rockwall
The dental implant procedure is a four to six month long process with several dental appointments in between. After your initial consultation, the doctor will determine whether you are a candidate for a dental implant. Determination will be based on a patient's medical history and whether the available bone will support the dental implant and if any bone graft is recommended to augment the jawbone at the implant site.
We begin by placing the titanium implant and letting a four to six month healing process take place. Once the jawbone and tissue has fused to the implant, the abutment (or post) is placed, which is what the artificial crown eventually attaches to.
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