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