If you’re missing teeth and require restorative dentistry to get back your natural smile, a dental implant may be the best choice for you. In the past, missing teeth were often treated with dentures and dental bridges. But these appliances will need to be replaced in time, and don’t always give patients the function and appearance of natural teeth.
Dental implants, on the other hand, are designed to last a lifetime. Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that are permanently implanted into your gums and jaw, perfectly mimicking the appearance and function of your original teeth.
Curious to learn more about dental implants from your Irving, TX, dentist at Dental Concepts? Let’s dive into the details!
Dental implants are usually installed in just two appointments. During your first appointment, Dr. Nirav Patel will insert a post into your jaw and gum tissue, where the original root of the tooth used to be. This is a simple procedure and minimally-invasive.
After this procedure, the post will bond permanently with the surrounding gum and jaw tissue and function as an artificial root. A small abutment will be left exposed after the post is implanted. This will serve as the attachment point for a dental crown (prosthetic tooth).
With just two simple procedures, you can restore your natural smile permanently!
Between your first and second appointment, Dr. Nirav Patel will create a customized dental crown, perfectly designed to match your original tooth. During your second appointment, this porcelain tooth will then be permanently attached with dental cement to bond it to the abutment.
That’s it! With just two simple procedures, you can restore your natural smile permanently!
Dental implants replace tooth roots and anchor your restorations directly to the jaw.
Dental implants can be used to treat a wide variety of issues related to tooth loss. Here are some of the most popular reasons that patients opt for dental implants.
Whether you’re interested in a new dental implant to replace missing teeth, or are just curious to learn more about the benefits of this advanced restorative dental procedure, contact Dr. Nirav Patel at Dental Concepts today!
At our facility, Dr. Nirav Patel can conduct a comprehensive oral care examination, and decide whether or not a dental implant is appropriate for you. We pride ourselves on always providing patients with the information they need to determine their own care, and guiding patients with expert advice and recommendations.