Dental Implants in Richmond Texas
Advantages of Dental Implants
Optimum Cosmetic Result
Feel totally natural
Easier when eating
Preferred long-term dental health solution
If you have missing or broken teeth Dental Implants can be the permanent solution to giving you a perfect smile.
What are single tooth dental implants?
Single tooth Dental Implants are a component to replacing a missing tooth. Dental Implants and a porcelain dental crown can be utilized to replace the natural affected tooth. The dental implant and dental crown replaces both the lost natural tooth and its root.
What are the Advantages of a single-tooth implant over a bridge?
Dental Implants provide several advantages over alternative approaches to tooth replacement. The dental implant looks and functions like a natural tooth. It also replaces a single tooth without sacrificing the health of neighboring teeth. The other common alternative to implants is to utilize a tooth-supported fixed bridge, which requires that the adjacent teeth be ground down to support the cemented bridge. A dental implant will replace your tooth root, and better preserve the bone structure. Alternative methods which utilize a bridge will cause some of the bone that previously surrounded the tooth to resorb (deteriorate). An advantage of dental implants is that they integrate with your jawbone, helping to keep the bone healthy and intact. The long term advantage to a single implant is that it provides the best aesthetic result and is easier to keep clean than a bridge. With a bridge, gums often recede around a bridge, which leaves a visible defect when the metal base or collar of the bridge becomes exposed. Deteriorated or “resorbed” bone beneath the bridge can lead to a lesser aesthetic result and often an unattractive smile. Additionally, the cement holding the bridge in place will often wash out, consequently allowing bacteria to decay the adjacent teeth that anchor the bridge.
How are Implants Placed?
The first step: The dental implant, which looks like a screw or cylinder, is placed into your jaw. During the following 12 Weeks, the dental implant and the bone are allowed to bond together which forms an anchor for your artificial tooth. During the 12 Week bone ingrowth period, a temporary tooth replacement “crown” is placed and worn over the implant site. The final step: We attach the permanent, replacement tooth which is called a crown. The crown is attached to a small metal post, called an abutment, which is a component of the dental implant. The end result: You will experience restored confidence in your smile and your ability to chew and speak. Dental implants look and feel natural, so much so that you may forget that you had ever lost a tooth.
All On 4 Dental Implants
In addition to single tooth implants Grand Parkway Smiles are experts in the All On 4 Procedure. This procedure is for patients that need an entire arch of teeth replaced. Our Prosthodontist has 20+ years of experience in Dental Implants and the All on 4 Procedure. Click Here To Learn More
Why Choose Grand Parkway Smiles
Dr. David Gomez and his staff are experts in the field of Cosmetic Dentistry, and we have Dr. Bosse who is a 20+ year licensed prosthodontist specializing in implant procedures. The office utilizes state of the art 3D imaging to ensure proper implant placement, and only works with the highest quality implants and porcelain teeth that are designed to provide the very best in appearance and longevity.
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