Losing one or more teeth can affect your facial structure and the future of your oral health. Instead of leaving vacant gaps, making your remaining teeth prone to drifting and damage, Quyen Hong, DDS, and her team at Atrium Modern Dental in Dallas, Texas, can place durable dental implants into your jaw and craft custom crowns or dentures to securely attach to them. To schedule your consultation for dental implants, call the office or use the online booking tool today.
Dental implants are screw-like devices that an on-staff periodontist at Atrium Modern Dental places into your jaw bone. The cylindrical device of a dental implant acts like the natural root of your tooth, which anchors it in place naturally.
When you lose one or multiple teeth, dental implants are the most permanent option for tooth replacement. They allow you to use your new teeth just as you would your original teeth to bite, chew, and speak. Dental implants can support:
Dr. Hong and the team craft your false teeth according to their original shape, size, and color. When you wear your crown or dentures, others won’t know that you have implants at all.
Traditional implants are made of titanium, a metal that fuses easily with bone. The dental implants provided at Atrium Modern Dental are made of durable, biocompatible titanium.
Titanium implants fuse with your surrounding jawbone and serve as a sturdy foundation for your ceramic crowns.
Getting dental implants requires two main steps: implant surgery and crown placement. Before the process begins, the team uses a CT scan to see under your gum line and plan a precise surgery.
During the procedure, Dr. Hong makes an incision in your gums to access the bone in your jaw. She removes any remaining part of your original tooth before inserting the implant into the bone below. After step one of the process is complete, you must wait several weeks as the implant integrates with your bone and becomes sturdy enough to support your prosthetic. If you’re getting full or partial implant-supported dentures, you’ll need two or more implants.
The team takes impressions of your mouth to use in the design of your crown or denture. Once the prosthetic is ready, and the healing process is complete, you return to Atrium Modern Dental for the team to attach the prosthetic to your implant or implants. A dental crown stays on the implant semi-permanently, while full or partial dentures can be removed from your implants at will for easy cleaning and care.
To learn more about dental implants and find out if you’re a good candidate for them, call Atrium Modern Dental or book an appointment online today.