A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that looks, feels and functions like a natural tooth.
The actual dental implant material is usually titanium. A post is surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post meshes with the bone to provide a stable foundation. This is critical because the root replacement post helps prevent jaw bone deterioration that typically occurs after a tooth has been lost.
When the implant has meshed securely with the bone (it can take three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then attached. Same day implants are available for some patients that fit the criteria. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Goodman about your situation.
The revolutionary dental implants available at The Lewisville Dentist are extremely versatile and can be used in a variety of configurations. One dental implant can replace one missing tooth. A series of implants can replace more than one tooth or anchor a dental bridge. Denture wearers should know that tooth implants can also function as a sturdy base for partial or full dentures.
When considering the cost of dental implants, it’s essential to compare them to other restorative options such as a dental bridge.
Call 214-731-7925 to schedule a visit to discuss your dental goals and the possibility of affordable dental implants.
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