If you are missing teeth, dental implants could be the solution you are looking for. When you are missing teeth, the supporting bone begins to shrink or resorb. This causes your remaining teeth to become misaligned and creates problems with your bite.
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth that give you a result that looks, feels and functions just like your original teeth. They consist of two main parts: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post replaces your tooth root, anchoring the prosthetic tooth to your jawbone and stimulating the supporting bone to keep it healthy and provide a stable foundation for the tooth. The implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone. Dr. Benjamin Silva works with trusted specialists during this stage of treatment to ensure that your implant post is properly placed.
After a period of healing following the implant placement surgery, you will be ready for the next stage of treatment: receiving your implant restoration. Implant restorations replace the crowns of the teeth. Depending on how many teeth you are replacing and your individual needs, your implant restoration may be a single crown, a bridge, or a complete or partial denture. The restoration is custom-made to blend in with your smile and provide a long-lasting result. After the restoration has been created, our dentist will place it atop the implant post and bond it in place to complete your treatment.
Dental implants are designed as permanent replacements for your missing teeth, but like your original teeth, they can fail if not properly cared for. Please remember to brush and floss daily as well as visit our dentist regularly to keep implants and teeth healthy.
To learn more about implant dentistry and dental implant restorations in El Paso, Texas, and schedule your consultation, call Silva Dentistry today at 915-591-4303.