How do dental implants work?


The Basics of Dental Implants

If you or someone you know has lost a tooth, you know that it changes your confidence in your smile and it can keep you from enjoying your favorite foods. Dentures and removable bridges are a treatment option but can look and feel unnatural. Dental implants are becoming a popular treatment option because they function and look like your natural teeth. With their secure anchor and natural look, dental implants allow you to smile confidently while allowing you to eat your favorite foods.  

We, at Dentist Keller, TX, are passionate about placing dental implants. Our Dr. (name) is an extremely experienced oral surgeon who uses the most advanced techniques to place over 1,000 dental implants every year. When you come to Dentist Keller, TX you can be confident that you are receiving great dental care with our personalized customer service. Because we are so precise about dental implants we love to educate our patients about the basics of dental implants. Many people have questions about dental implants and aren’t sure if they are the right treatment option for their dental needs. Below are answers to three of your frequently asked questions about dental implants.

 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are made from titanium and are used when individuals are missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone where the tooth is missing. After the dental implants are placed, they will slowly bond to the jawbone over the course of several months. This bond creates a stable and strong foundation which ensures your new teeth won’t move around.

The next part of the treatment requires a restorative dentist. If you don’t have one Dr. Schreiner can recommend a highly qualified dentist who is trained to work with dental implants.

After the implant foundation has been laid, small posts will be attached to foundation. The artificial teeth will be placed over the small posts. The teeth that are placed will look similar to your normal teeth because the dentist will take the time to make sure the artificial teeth match the color of your normal teeth.