Implants? Crowns? Veneers? Invisible braces? As dental technology and services have expanded in the Addison area, so has the vocabulary. Dentistry has advanced to provide many new solutions that address almost every possible dental problem.
The team at The Addison Dentist is highly skilled in cosmetic and restorative procedures.
In the past, if a patient in Addison had a missing or severely damaged tooth, the best options were dental bridges or dentures. These days, state of the art dental implants have proven to be superior to dental bridges for most patients. The Addison Dentist team can also replace dentures or anchor dentures for some patients.
A tooth implant provides many critical advantages over a dental bridge or dentures:
Longevity – Dental implants are tough and permanent. With proper care, they can last ten years or more.
Seamless – Fabricated to have the same shape, size and color of the original tooth, the implant will blend seamlessly with all the other teeth. If the original tooth had aesthetic issues, these can typically be fixed with the implant crown.
Function – A dental implant functions like a natural tooth, allowing for normal eating and speaking.
Convenience – Unlike dentures, no adhesives, rinsing, or removal is needed.
Independent – Like the missing tooth, the dental implant is treated individually. No damaging of adjacent teeth is required, as with dental bridges. This independence allows nearby teeth to remain intact. Cleaning is easier than with most dental bridges which can require the threading of floss under and around the artificial tooth.
Let’s talk about the tooth implant method:
If you are interested in getting a tooth implant, call The Addison Dentist at 972-233-0973 to schedule a tooth implant consultation. We will perform an exam and take x-rays. If you are a good candidate for the procedure, the process will begin.
Plaster dental impressions of both upper and lower plates will be taken. We will precisely place the titanium implant into your jawbone. In the following months, the bone and implant will bond to form a new root for your implant.
After the needed time has passed for bonding, an extension (called an abutment) is placed on top of the initial implant post. This post extension is capped with a temporary tooth. Meanwhile, the team of professionals at our lab will shape your new, permanent crown.
Next, we put the beautiful permanent crown on top of the full post. This tooth will match your other teeth to create a fantastic new smile. You will find that the comfort is the same as your natural teeth, to the point that you may even forget which tooth is the implant. The upkeep is the same, with brushing, flossing, and regular check-ups necessary.
If you want to ascertain if a tooth implant is right for you, or want more details about cosmetic dental smile makeovers, call The Addison Dentist. We look forward to meeting you!
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