Do you have missing teeth in your smile making you so self-conscious that you are afraid to smile? If so, take heart. With the help of dental implants, you don’t have to let the specter of missing teeth haunt your smile any longer.
Using dental implants, Dr. Razan and our team in Pasadena, Texas, are able to restore the full function and appearance of your smile. This is because dental implants not only restore the part of the tooth which is visible, but the tooth root as well.
When a tooth goes missing, it’s not just the visible part of the tooth that is gone, but the tooth root is lost too. This is important because the root is what anchors your tooth to the jawbone and supports the tooth.
When a dental implant is successfully installed, it effectively replaces the tooth root so that a tooth (crown, bridge, etc.) can be securely anchored to the implant. And whether you need to restore one tooth or several, dental implants an ideal vehicle to replace missing teeth.
To understand how a dental implant mimics natural teeth in form and function, let’s take a moment to look how they work. Implants are surgically implanted into the jawbone, and as the site heals, the implant fuses to the bone. This fusion provides a strong foundation for the crown, bridge, or denture to come. The implant is comprised of three parts, essentially:
–First, the implant itself is a post which is either cylindrical or tapered constructed from titanium. This implant’s role in this restoration is to act as the tooth root.
— Next is the abutment, which is a connector that is attached to the top of the implant that allows it to connect to the new teeth or tooth.
— Finally, this is the part which is visible–the crown will be placed.
Once the implant successfully restores missing teeth, you can smile, speak, laugh and eat with confidence again. No worries about whether the restoration will stand out or that it will move around in your mouth. It’s like having natural teeth again!
At Time Square Dental Group in Pasadena, Texas, we are always ready to help you bring back your healthy, confident smile. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Razan, we invite you to call (832) 426.4433 today. Our team is happy to help you with all of your oral care needs!