Replacing a Single Tooth with A Dental Implant
Dental implants are a safe and esthetic treatment option. Losing teeth is a difficult situation that can happen to anyone. Not only can it cause embarrassment and a drop in self-esteem, but it can cause permanent damage to adjacent teeth and the jaw joints. Dental implants are a predictable and highly esthetic treatment for missing teeth. They can look exactly like your natural teeth or even better. They function as well, if not better, than your natural teeth. A dental implant is a titanium screw that is placed into bone. An abutment or connection is placed on top of the implant to act as post for attachment of a crown. A crown is the last piece that is placed over the abutment to help recreate a natural smile.
Often times when teeth are missing, the neighboring teeth will tilt into the missing space and can become compromised. This tilting can cause a change in the way you bite, chew, and even speak. Furthermore, when teeth are missing, additional pressure from chewing is forced on the adjacent teeth which can lead to cracks and fractures in those teeth.
In order to restore and enhance smiles, we must also look at the bone and tissue around the missing tooth site. To create a natural and flawless replacement, the tooth is not the only concern. Rather, the bone, gum tissue, and tooth are assessed and treated to restore and recreate what was lost. Sometimes bone or gum tissue augmentation is needed to achieve an esthetic outcome.
Replacement of All Teeth with Dental Implants
There are several options for re-creating your smile. Often times, your current teeth may be too weak, and replacing all of them with an implant supported denture can help you have the smile of your dreams! These procedures can be completed in one day – you can walk out of the office with a brand new smile!
This procedure involves the removal of your existing teeth and placement of 4-6 dental implants to support the attached denture. These type of restorations are often preferred because there is no bulky plastic on your palate. Furthermore, the denture does not dig into your cheeks and is stabilized by implants. You can speak and eat much more comfortably than conventional dentures.
The periodontal specialists, Dr Kapoor & Dr. Kapoor, are especially trained to handle these cosmetic cases. Both Dr. Kapoor, Sr. & Dr. Kapoor, Jr. at PerioLife have excelled in three- year specialty programs to master the cosmetics and biology of dental implants. Trust your smile to the specialists and get the results you deserve! Call our Dallas, Irving, or Keller, TX offices today for your own smile evaluation!