Dental Implants are a safe and effective, natural looking solution for missing teeth. Missing teeth can result in difficult changes to eating and speaking. Missing teeth can also be destructive to self-esteem. When considering a replacement for missing teeth, no other alternatives can replicate the look and feel of natural teeth quite like a dental implant.
Dental Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple missing teeth. Even in the case of multiple missing teeth, dental implants are placed individually. First, the titanium implant is placed, fusing with the jawbone for security. Second, an abutment is placed on the implant to join the implant with the crown, which is the third and final piece. With this configuration, the crown appears to be growing up from the gums just like a natural tooth.
A consultation for dental implants can quickly determine whether this is the right choice to replace your missing teeth. There are many factors that should be discussed with your doctor.
- Smokers, or any patient using tobacco products, should discuss this with the dentist. Smoking can negatively affect the healing process for many reasons.
- Dental Implants require a measurement of bone density so candidates who have experienced significant bone loss may need a bone graft.
- Patients with a medical condition or those taking medication should discuss this with the dentist.
- Those who have an existing issue with gum disease may need treatment and successful resolution of the condition before dental implants may be placed.
Dental Implants do not require any additional care when compared with a normal, healthy oral hygiene routine used for your natural teeth. If you have missing teeth, dental implants may be a safe, permanent solution. Our office offers dental implants for missing teeth in Texas City, TX.
Dr. Stephen C. Hale, located in Texas City, TX, is a Dentist who services patients from La Marque, TX, Hitchcock, TX, and Dickinson, TX. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!