Dental implants are the gold standard of modern tooth replacements. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent and non-removable, so you never have to worry about an ill-fit or slippage while speaking or enjoying meals.
Anatomy of a Dental Implant
Dental implants contain three components: the implant post (base or fixture), the abutment, and the prosthetic.
- The implant post is surgically placed in the jaw to provide a strong foundation for the prosthetic teeth.
- The abutment is a connector piece that unites the post and the prosthetic.
- The prosthetic is an artificial tooth, such as a dental crown or dental bridge attached to the post.
The Dental Implant Process
If your dentist determines you are a good candidate for a dental implant, we take an impression of your mouth to ensure the best placement of the fixture.
We then numb the treatment area and surgically place the dental implant post in the jaw. Over time, the jaw naturally grows around the implant post, ensuring maximum permanent stability.
Once the jaw and gums heal, we place the final restoration, completing your new and improved smile.
Mesquite Dental Implants at Town East Dental Group
Would you like more information about dental implants in Mesquite, TX? Please give our dental office a call to schedule your consultation. Our friendly and knowledgeable team is also always happy to answer your questions and address your concerns.
We look forward to speaking with you soon!