How Dental Implants Work with Existing Teethby Albert Finney Professional Consultant
Dental implants are an effective solution for replacing missing teeth because they restore functionality to the teeth and are much more stable than dentures or bridges. If you have one or more missing teeth, Harmony Dental - dentist near you in Pearland, TX and Pasadena, TX can work to replace them and restore your smile’s appearance and functionality.
Will dental implants affect the structure of my existing teeth?
If you have gaps among your natural teeth where one or two teeth have been lost, dental implants can be placed to restore them without affecting the existing teeth – no teeth will have to be removed to accommodate the implants. They act as an artificial root in the jaw that supports a dental prosthetic, usually a crown. They do not need to be anchored to anything as bridges do and have the added benefit of preventing bone loss in the jaw.
Will dental implants match the colors and contours of my current smile?
The professionals at Harmony Dental understand the importance of an attractive smile, so will work to create a smile that looks as natural as possible. When creating the prosthetic to attach to the dental implant, they will consider the shape and color of the missing teeth along with its position in the mouth to produce a piece that will blend in with your smile in looks and fit.
How are dental implants placed?
Placing dental implants will require surgery in which an incision will be made in the gums over the site of the missing tooth. The implant itself is a small titanium post, which is inserted into the jaw bone. After closing over the site again, the post will be left for several months to allow it to fuse with the bone. Once it has completely fused, the dental prosthetic can be fixed onto it.
How to take care of dental implants
Following the procedure for having implants placed, you will receive detailed instructions on how to care for them properly. This generally will consist of the same care that the natural teeth require, namely, daily brushing and flossing. Regular dental visits will be slightly more important to keep because you will need your dentist at Harmony Dental to check on the implant to ensure that it is healing and functioning as it should. With proper care, dental implants should last a lifetime.
It’s fairly easy to see why dental implants
would be the preferred method of replacing missing teeth – not only do they
restore your smile’s appearance, but they can function just as well as natural
teeth. To learn more about dental implants or to book an appointment for a
consultation, contact us at Harmony Dental at our offices in either Pasadena or
Pearland, TX today.
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