Dental Implants 101 - Teeth Replacement & Smile Enhancement Solution in Keller
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that can replace a missing tooth. A natural tooth has a cone-shaped base that attaches to the jaw bone beneath your gums and dental implants mimic this configuration. A dental implant is made from titanium which provides stability for dental restorations, which become the replacement teeth that people see. The end of the implant, an abutment, sticks out above the gums and acts as a foundation for a patient's customized dental restoration.
How Dental Implants Work
There are two basic steps for dental implant treatment: preparation and placement. To prepare for the procedure your dentist takes impressions of the smile and ensures the jaw bone has the proper thickness and alignment to handle a dental implant. If not, then an oral surgeon will take care of your sinus augmentation or bone grafts that will prepare the mouth for dental implants. The impression a dentist takes at the beginning of the process is used to design a dental implant placement plan that is specified to each patient's smile.
When a patient's mouth is ready, dental implants are placed into the jaw bone. Dentists follow a surgical plan that directs them to precisely place the dental implants. With this plan in place, your Keller dentist knows each step of the dental procedure, making it safe and efficient. After placement, patients receive temporary restoration to cover the smile while the dental implants fuse to the jaw bone. Dental implants eventually fuse to the and become nearly as strong as a natural tooth root.
Are Dental Implants right for Me?
Dental implants can benefit most anyone with a missing tooth or teeth. Restorations offer flexible treatment abilities, whether one or many teeth need replacement. Whole arches of the smile can be restored using implant-supported dentures, but also a single tooth needing replacement only needs a porcelain crown. This adaptable system makes it possible for individuals to achieve a uniform and beautiful smile without missing teeth.
Dental Implants in Keller
Dr T. Paul Dyer, here at the North Tarrant Family Dentistry Practice, is highly experienced in building crowns, bridge work and restorations. Dr Dyer prefers to give his patients the best possible dental surgery, so he refers that part of the tooth creation to Dr. Mazen Durani at the Texas Maxillofacial Surgery Clinic, which is also in Keller.
Our office is located in Keller, convenient to those in Watauga, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Haslett and Southlake. If you would like to schedule a dental implants consultation, please give us a call today.