“A picture is worth a thousand words.” This adage certainly applies when it comes to the incredible technology of the art of dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a post that's fabricated from biocompatible titanium and carefully placed into your jawbone. Here, it will integrate for 3-6 months with your natural bone. The process of fusing with your bone, called osseointegration, allows your implant to become a permanent part of your dental anatomy and a replacement for the lost root of your tooth. Once the integration process is completed, your new crown will be placed and attached with an abutment.
Your crown is custom designed with highest quality ceramic porcelain so that it blends flawlessly with your surrounding teeth and complements your smile. It also provides the same function that your natural tooth did so that you will be able to eat and chew again with ease.
The Dental Implant Advantage
There are numerous advantages to replacing one or more missing teeth with implants. Most importantly, implant placement does not require grinding of non-compromised, adjacent teeth for the sole purpose of fabricating a dental bridge.
This technology has become the preferred method of tooth replacement because of the natural appearance and function it provides. Also, an implant will not decay and can last a lifetime with excellent home care and consistent checkups with your Austin dentist. Exceptional longevity means that your implant is a more cost-effective tooth replacement solution since other prosthetics such as a bridge or partial denture will have to be replaced down the road.
Preserve the Bone and Look Younger
When you lose a tooth, it is typical for the jawbone surrounding the missing tooth to shrink, creating a defect or depression. Dental implants maintain your gum level, along with the density of your jawbone, preventing deterioration and preserving the integrity of your facial structures as you age.
Dental implants are also capable of supporting other dental prosthetics such as a bridge or denture, which makes it possible for patients with multiple missing teeth to enjoy the benefits dental implants offer. Utilizing dental implants for your appliance also means that you'll have better longevity since the implant protects the health of your bone.
After completing your diagnosis, Dr. Steinberg or Dr. Farahani may elect to partner with an implant specialist who will place the root portion of the implant and then return you to our expert care for the design and fabrication of the final build-up for the implant crown restoration.
Contact Harmony Dental Wellness today to learn more about this innovative technology!