Losing a tooth can be a huge deal to most people. You have many options to replace that missing tooth and we are here to guide you to make the best decision for yourself.
Typically you can get a dental bridge, a flipper, partial denture or an implant for a missing tooth or teeth. An implant in many cases is the best option for longevity and for tooth preservation. Our dentists in Allen, TX, are able help you understand all the benefits of a dental implant.
A dental implant is a titanium screw that fits perfectly in your jaw and holds a dental crown. There are typically three parts to a full dental implant: the implant itself, the abutment and the dental crown.
These three elements work together to give you an esthetic result for your missing tooth.
Longevity: Dental implants can last a very long time. If you are healthy and they are done properly they will be the longest lasting restoration.
Osseointegration: The implant fuses to your bone and therefore is extremely strong and unlikely to break.
Bone health: Dental implants are the only type of restoration that actually induces bone growth.
Esthetics: An implant can look just as good or better than the tooth it was replacing.
At our dental office in Allen, TX, you will be able to get your dental implant. The typical process is implant placement and then waiting 3-6 months for the implant to fully integrate into your bone.
There will be a healing cap placed as the implant integrates and strengthens.
Once the implant is fully integrated we will deliver a dental crown and custom abutment. This is the portion of the implant that you can actually see.
The dental crown that goes on the implant is very esthetic and typically made out of a type of porcelain material.
You must maintain your regular checkups so our dentists can monitor the strength of the implants.
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