A dental implant consists of a post and crown. When you receive a dental implant, our dentist will install the implant post inside your jawbone. Over time, this biocompatible post will fuse with the bone material and then receive a visible dental crown or implant-supported denture. Since the dental implant is customized to suit your facial features, and due to its sturdy materials, it can last for many years to come.
-They look and feel like your natural teeth.
-Since they replace tooth roots, jawbone loss will likely be avoided.
-They are permanent and strong, lasting as long as your natural teeth if you take good care of your teeth and gums.
-They stay firmly in place – unlike dentures that can slip and slide – making speaking and eating a breeze.
Caring for your dental implant is much the same as caring for your natural teeth. The goal is to keep oral bacteria and plaque from hardening and building up around your teeth and gums.
What to Keep in Mind With Dental Implants
From start to finish, dental implants take more time than other tooth replacement options, mainly due to waiting for months while the implant fuses with the jawbone. If you don’t practice good oral hygiene like you normally would, you also risk having the gum tissue infected, which in turn, can result in bone loss (which we are trying to prevent here) if periodontal disease takes hold. Also, if you don’t have enough jawbone to support an implant, you might need a bone graft to make it work.
If you have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Paresh B. Patel and decide to finish your smile with the help of dental implants, you will likely be thrilled with the results. Our Family Dentistry of Frisco team is excited to help patients receive dental implant crowns and dentures in Frisco, Texas, to replace lost teeth.
You can fully restore your smile’s function, feel and beauty with this natural-looking option. To learn more or to meet with Dr. Patel to discuss the possibilities of restoring your smile with dental implants, we welcome you to call our office today at (469) 362-3150. We are excited to help you create the smile you deserve!