For longevity and a natural appearance, we may suggest replacing missing teeth with one or more dental implants. But what makes them so long-lasting and stable? To understand that, you need to know what they’re made from. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist will look at the placement of lifelike implants.
Replacing Missing Teeth
When you replace missing teeth, you help prevent complications like trouble eating, difficulty speaking clearly, or even the onset of misalignment. You restore balance to the bite, which lowers the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Traditional bridges will rely on crowns to stay in place, while dentures need metal clasps or natural suction. But dental implants involve inserting a biocompatible titanium post into the jawbone. As you will see, this provides a more lifelike and longer-lasting solution for both minor and more advanced cases of tooth loss.
Titanium Roots and Porcelain Restorations
The posts are small screw-like devices, and being made from titanium means the body accepts them as natural bone tissue. They then bond with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. We plan and guide their placement with advanced digital technology. Once they bond with the bone tissue, we attach an abutment that extends above the gum line, providing a place to secure the restoration. For a single tooth option, we will use a dental crown to act as the visible portion of your new tooth. We design and craft them to not only look natural, but to absorb daily bite forces and provide a durable chewing surface. If you have lost several teeth, then several posts could be used to secure a bridge or a partial or full denture.
Benefits for Your Smile
The materials we use to create them help ensure a long-lasting replacement tooth, one that could stay in place for decades or even a lifetime with proper care and attention. The new teeth will also be crafted to blend with the rest of your smile, mimic a natural appearance, and also absorb the daily pressures expected of a natural tooth. If you have missing teeth, even if years have elapsed between loss and now, please talk to our team. With a consultation, our team can decide if they’re right for you, and start planning the placement process. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call!
Do You Have Questions About Treating Missing Teeth?
Replacing missing teeth could help protect the health, beauty, and stability of your smile. If you would like to find out about the implant placement process in detail, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.