The dental implant process is a surgical procedure to replace a missing tooth with root-like posts, which support a fully functional, synthetic tooth (or teeth). When learning about dental implants, you will discover that they are an excellent alternative to conventional dental bridges, and full or partial dentures. Because implants are permanently fixed into place, they cannot slip, move, or cause any bone damage, and will not decay like a natural tooth structure. They are also incredibly life-like and usually undetectable to the untrained eye.
How do they work?
Most implants in modern dentistry are made of biocompatible titanium, a unique type of metal, which is extremely strong and durable. In a process known as osseointegration, your jawbone fuses to the titanium implants. During the first stage of your procedure, the titanium implant will be placed into your jaw bone, in place of your missing tooth. After a healing period of several months, you will return to the office so we can secure your permanent crown, or other restoration, to the implant(s).
What are the advantages of dental implants?
There are several significant benefits of having an implant procedure. When a tooth is missing, your jaw bone can begin to reabsorb in that area, shrinking and losing density. By implanting a titanium root structure, your bone tissue will act as if a natural tooth is still present, which helps reduce or prevent jawbone deterioration. Because they act like natural teeth roots, implants look and act more natural than other restorations, and they will not compromise your smile’s appearance. Dental implants are also the most durable replacement teeth, and can last for life when cared for properly (which requires little more than good hygiene and regular dental care).
About Your Fort Worth Family Dentist:
Dr. Bob Jing has served patients and their families across Dallas/Ft. Worth for many years. Together with his caring, compassionate, and highly-skilled team at 7 Day Dental, Dr. Jing is dedicated to making good dental health available to as many people as possible. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.