If you have lost a tooth, the best solution is a tooth implant. Dental implants function exactly like natural teeth and they keep the jawbone healthy as well. At our Mesquite dental clinic, our dentist has placed hundreds of dental implants, and she can help you if you have one or more missing teeth.
Patients who have had missing teeth for a long time may have lost bone density. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone begins to atrophy because it no longer has a purpose. If your jawbone has deteriorated significantly, our dentist may need to do a bone graft before placing your dental implant.
We may use a piece of your own bone or we may use synthetic bone. The dentist makes an incision in your gums, places the bone and then sews the incision closed. Afterward, there is a waiting period during which your jaw integrates the bone graft and grows stronger.
Tooth implants are made up of a titanium post, an abutment and a crown. After our dentist implants the post into your jaw, you must wait several months for the bone to incorporate the implant. Once this process is complete, the dentist will attach the abutment and crown and you will have your new replacement tooth!
Dental implants are so strong that you only need a few posts to hold a set of dentures. When you come into the dentist office in Mesquite for implant dentures, our dentist evaluates you to see how many posts you will need on the top and the bottom.
After your posts are implanted, your dentures will snap into place and function just like a natural set of teeth. Implant dentures are not removable — you brush them just like regular teeth.
A dental implant bridge is meant to replace several missing teeth in a row. Rather than implant a post for each missing tooth, our dentist only needs two posts to anchor your replacement teeth. Using fewer posts to replace more teeth is less work and saves you money. Your replacement teeth will be just as strong as single tooth implants.
Dental Implants in Mesquite
Whether you need a single replacement tooth, several dental implants, an implant bridge or implant dentures, the best place to get your work done is at our Mesquite dental clinic. Our dentist has years of experience placing dental implants, and using a dentist with experience is an important to the success of the procedure.