Dental implants offer the ultimate solution for replacing missing teeth, and they are now available from My Mouth Dental.
 
 
Representing the most advance dental technology available, dental implants are the only tooth replacements that mimic the structure of an entire missing tooth, not merely the visible crown.
 
The implant itself, a small screw that is made of titanium, essentially replaces a tooth’s root. The titanium is able to fuse with the patient’s biological bone through a process called osseointegration, which allows the implant to become a permanent part of the patient’s jawbone structure.
 
Our practice provides dental implants in Rowlett, TX and nearby areas. Dental implants provide excellent support for crowns, bridges and dentures, making them an ideal solution for individuals who are missing teeth or suffering from severe decay. These titanium posts are surgically placed in your jaw bone, helping you to achieve the look and feel of natural teeth. The process of placing dental implants takes several months, but they can provide you with a lifetime of unparalleled support for your replacement teeth. 
 
 
 
Placing Dental Implants
 
The complete process of placing dental implants and restoring them with replacement teeth takes, at least, three visits to the dentist. The first dental appointment is typically reserved for a dental exam and evaluation of your oral health. The second and third appointments will involve the surgical placement of implant posts and subsequent placement of dental restorations, respectively. During surgery, the dentist will make an incision in the gums, exposing the jaw bone. Next, a hole is drilled into the bone and the implant is inserted. Finally, the gum is stitched closed over the implant. You will receive antibiotics and pain medications to use as you heal.
 
 
 
It can take up to six months for the implants to bond with your jaw bone. Once this process is complete, you will undergo a second surgery. Once again, an incision is made in the gum, exposing the implant. The dentist will place a metal collar on the implant, which will help the gum to heal properly around it. After two or three weeks, you will return to the dentist to have your crown, bridge or dentures crafted and placed. While your permanent restorations are being crafted, temporary restorations will be worn.
 
Dental Implant Benefits
 
Dental implants offer a lengthy list of benefits. They are durable, stable, and hold the surrounding bone in place. This bone would have eroded after the loss of the tooth.
 
Dental implants have minimal impact on speech and diet, and they are the most aesthetically pleasing and lifelike tooth replacement method, as well.
 
Dental implants are beneficial to anyone needing dental prosthetics, especially for those in need of dentures. Traditional dentures rest on the gums, held in place with a mild adhesive. As such, they are highly prone to slipping or falling out completely during meals or while speaking. Because they are anchored directly to the jaw bone, implant-supported dentures are much more dependable, and can even help users to speak more clearly. Having dental implants also helps you retain bone mass in your jaw. In the absence of tooth roots, your body will begin to resorb those bone cells. But because your body will regard dental implants as tooth roots, you can preserve the integrity of your jaw.
 
Risks of Dental Implants
Because the placement of dental implants is a surgical procedure, it does carry a degree of risk. These include bleeding, infection, and injury to the nerves or sinuses. Your dentist will take X-rays to prevent these injuries. In less than 10 percent of dental implant recipients, the implants can fail to bond with the surrounding bone. Implant failure is usually detected during the second surgery, at which point a replacement may be inserted. 
 
Dental Implant Candidates
Dental implants require adequate bone mass in your jaw. If the bone integrity of your jaw has weakened after extended periods of missing teeth, a bone graft may be necessary. Non-smokers are especially suited for dental implants because nicotine can slow the healing process essential in fusing the implant to your jaw bone. 
 
Learn More about Dental Implants
If you are missing one or more teeth, choosing dental implants as a means of support for your crown, bridge or dentures can give you years of outstanding results. To learn more about how you can benefit from dental implants call us today.
 
 
 
The Procedure
 
Because the osseointegration process is essential to the dental implant’s long-term success, patients must have sufficient available bone to facilitate that process.
 
A patient who has substantial bone loss following the loss of a tooth may need to undergo a preliminary procedure, such as a bone graft or sinus augmentation, to provide supplemental bone to support the dental implant placement.
 
Once the patient is ready to have the dental implants placed, Dr. Montoya will schedule a simple outpatient procedure that takes just a few hours. Some of the time, you can be fitted with temporary replacement crowns or dentures before leaving the office!
 
If you need to replace a missing tooth, consider dental implants. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation and see if the devices will be a good fit for you.
 
 
Dental implants offer a lengthy list of benefits. They are durable, stable, and hold the surrounding bone in place. This bone would have eroded after the loss of the tooth.
 
Dental implants have minimal impact on speech and diet, and they are the most aesthetically pleasing and lifelike tooth replacement method, as well.
 
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