Dental Implants

Missing teeth can take away from your quality of life. Lost or damaged teeth not only affect your facial aesthetics, but it can also make it hard to speak, chew or bite properly.  At McAllen Family Dentistry we know that teeth are very necessary. That is why we offer our patients dental implants, a permanent tooth replacement solution. Our dental implant dentist can help restore your youthful appearance and smile’s functionality.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants look, feel and function like natural teeth. A tooth implant consists of a titanium post that serves as a replacement root. The titanium artificial tooth root is inserted into the jawbone to provide a stable foundation. After the post has healed, the dental implant crown is attached to the visible part of the post. Some patients who lack sufficient healthy bone require grafting before dental implant surgery.

Why Dental Implants?

Besides mouth function difficulties, missing teeth can lead to the loss of bone and additional teeth over time. A dislodged tooth no longer requires bone support, and the result is bone deterioration in the affected area. This problem leads to spacing, stability and alignment issues with the remaining natural teeth.

Tooth Implant Benefits

A relatively new restorative dental procedure, dental implants offer many more benefits than traditional dentures, including:

  • Dental implants look, function and feel like natural teeth.
  • Tooth implants improve overall mouth function.
  • A permanent tooth replacement solution, implants remain fixed in place.
  • Dental implants can be cleaned and maintained the same as natural teeth.
  • Replacing missing teeth with implants helps decrease the likelihood of jawbone loss.
  • Dental implants restore your facial structure and youthful appearance.

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