Gaps in your smile due to tooth loss could lead to serious oral health problems, and of course, cause issues with your smile’s appearance. In order to address these gaps and help you enjoy a complete smile, your Albuquerque, NM, dentist will use dental implants. But what makes dental implants such a natural looking choice to address tooth loss?
Replicating Your Tooth Roots
First, the implant itself is a screw-like device that is made from titanium, a biocompatible material that actually bonds with the jawbone and is accepted as a natural tooth root by the body. We insert it into the jawbone and then wait for the osseointegration process to take place, which bonds it with the jawbone and enables your new tooth root to last for decades to come, possibly even a lifetime in some cases!
Crowns and Prosthetics
Now that we’ve completed the root portion, our team will move on to the visible portion of your new tooth. For an individual dental implant, we will attach an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown will be custom-made from durable materials that can absorb serious bite forces and pressure. In addition, we often opt for materials that look natural and blend with the rest of the smile. For example, ceramic is translucent like tooth enamel and this material can be shaded to match surrounding teeth. If you have several dental implants, then we can attach a prosthetic, such as a bridge, partial, or full denture.
We create the crowns, bridges, partials, and full dentures from detailed impressions we take of your smile. This ensures not only a comfortable fit, but a more attractive appearance. After all, we want new teeth that can allow you to eat your favorite foods again and avoid the complications of tooth loss, but also provide a lifelike appearance and give you a reason to smile with confidence. If you have any questions about addressing missing teeth, or about the implant dentistry process, then contact our team today. We would love to help you start 2020 on the road toward a full and natural-looking smile.
Do You Want a Full Smile Again?
We would like to help you enjoy a smile that is both healthy and attractive. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or several, we can help with our dependable and attractive tooth replacement option. To learn more about dental implants and other restorative treatment options, then schedule an implant consultation by calling Snow Park Dental in Albuquerque, NM today at 505-299-2979. We also proudly serve patients and families living in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, and all surrounding communities.