At Spectacular Smiles, dental implants are the best way to replace missing teeth because they are a permanent solution and look and act just like natural teeth. The implant is made from a titanium post that fuses with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for the replacement tooth to be placed on. The implants will look, feel, and function like natural teeth. In addition to improving a patient’s appearance by filling in gaps from missing teeth, dental implants can improve speech and prevent teeth from shifting out of place.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants have three parts: the implant, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant is a small titanium post surgically placed beneath the gum line into the jawbone. Over time, the bone in the jaw will grow around the and fuse to the implant through a process called osseointegration. This creates a stable foundation for the crown that will be affixed to it.
The implant functions like a tooth root, stimulating the bone around it to remain healthy and strong. This not only helps maintain good oral health but also ensures that the surrounding teeth remain healthy as well. When multiple teeth are replaced with an implant-supported bridge or denture, they will all benefit from having a strong and healthy foundation.
After the area has completely healed and the implant is secure in the jaw, we will fit it with a natural-looking restoration that will blend seamlessly with your smile. This can be a crown for a single tooth or a dental bridge for replacing a few teeth in a row. We will ensure that it fits properly and looks natural.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
- Replacement of missing teeth
- Decreased risk of jawbone loss as the implant keeps the underlying bone stimulated
- Improved ability to eat, speak, and smile with confidence
- Increased oral health and longevity of the tooth structure and surrounding tissue
- Durability comparable to your natural teeth
- Better appearance than removable dentures
- More confidence about your smile
- Easier to maintain than other treatments
You may be a good candidate for implants if you are interested in replacing missing teeth or if you have a damaged or missing tooth that can’t be repaired with a crown or a filling. Get in touch with the Dentist in Frisco, TX at Spectacular Smiles at 11500 State Hwy 121 Suite 820, Frisco, TX 75035, or call (214) 407-8012 to learn more about dental implants. We’ll be happy to evaluate your smile and determine if dental implants are right for you.