Advantages of Restoring Your Smile with Dental Implants
Has an accident damaged your ability to chew, smile, or have you lost teeth due to gum disease? You can’t regain lost natural teeth, but you can restore them with the next best thing–dental implants! Implants offer a permanent solution to tooth loss, so you can smile and laugh again easily. At Greenbelt Dental Health, we provide dental implant treatment to residents of Austin, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Understanding the Tooth Implant Process
Implants are composed of either titanium or zirconia, in which a crown is attached to replace your natural tooth. The implant is embedded into your jaw surgically in the gap left by your missing tooth to act like a tooth root. Over the next few months, the implant fuses with your jaw permanently. This implant is fitted with an abutment and crown to complete your treatment.
Options for Dental Implants
There are numerous options for implants to suit your individual dental needs.
Single tooth implants can be used to replace one or several missing teeth in different locations in your mouth. Dr. Christopher Naranjo can customize your crowns to resemble your natural teeth closely so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. We offer zirconia implants as an extremely biocompatible and esthetic option to replace a missing tooth. Check with us to see if you are a candidate.
An implant-supported bridge can restore your smile and chewing abilities if you’ve lost three or more teeth in a row. This is a great option as it allows us to replace several missing teeth in an area.
Implant-supported dentures are a recommended option for restoring an entire arch of lost teeth. Your prosthetics are firmly attached to four or six implants placed strategically in your mouth to keep your teeth from slipping or shifting when you talk, laugh, or eat. Without the stability of the implants, it is difficult to chew with traditional dentures.
Advantages of Restoring Your Smile with Implants
Implants are a top choice for tooth replacement for the following reasons:
- Natural-looking appearance
- Function and feel like natural teeth so that you can eat normally
- Easy to care for as they only require regular brushing, flossing, and dental cleaning
- Stimulates bone growth (like natural teeth) to support your jaw and facial features
- Permanent solution to missing teeth