Because tooth loss is such a serious oral health problem, it is vital that patients seek prompt restorative care to make their smiles whole again. Our Cheney dentists use the latest treatments and technologies to rebuild smiles. Dental implants, for example, offer permanent and exceptionally natural looking results. Keep reading to learn more about how dental implants are constructed, and how they work to restore smiles.
A dental implant is a stand-alone replacement tooth that mimics the structure of a natural tooth. Namely, every dental implant has a root that fills the spot where the natural tooth root use to sit. The dental implant root is made of titanium, precisely because titanium is able to bond with natural bone tissue. So, once our team inserts your implant root, it will begin integrating with your existing smile.
The titanium implant is the foundation of your replacement tooth, but it needs to be built upon in order to achieve a natural looking replacement tooth. Before we put your visible dental restoration in place, we’ll attach a small connector piece called an abutment to the top of your implant root. This abutment keeps the implant root and the crown connected, while allowing for enough give and flexibility to prevent the crown from snapping under pressure.
The final piece of the implant replacement tooth is the dental restoration. Every implant restoration is shaped, sized, and shaded to look perfect for the specific patient. Once the treatment process is complete, your replacement tooth will look indistinguishable from your real teeth.
Patients love dental implants because they stay in place permanently, and are simple and straightforward to care for. With proper care these replacement teeth can last for decades before they need to be repaired or replaced.
If you want to learn more about your restorative dentistry options, and replacement teeth specifically, give our Cheney dental implant dentists a call. We’re here to give you all of the information and support that you need to reclaim a whole and healthy smile!