As anyone who is missing a tooth can already tell you, a hole in your smile has a huge negative effect on your life. Aside from hindering how you talk and eat, a missing tooth is also generally considered to be very unattractive. Also, missing teeth breed bacteria; a missing tooth leaves your mouth vulnerable to infection, disease and subsequent additional missing teeth. As a result, Pride Dental recommends that anyone with one or more missing teeth get those teeth replaced as soon as possible with dental implants.
A permanent way to replace a missing tooth is with a dental implant. A dental implant is, basically, an artificial tooth root, made of titanium and/or zirconium. The implant is placed in the jawbone under local anesthetic. Final restoration like a crown or a bridge is placed on the implant after tissue has healed.
We work with a group of highly competent oral surgeons. The surgeon inserts the implant, and then your dentist attaches a false tooth similar to a crown, to that artificial root.
There are several types of implants available – the type used depends on the strength and condition of your jawbone.
Dental Implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth. With proper brushing and flossing, they will last as long as your real teeth! If you’re in Arlington and are missing one or more teeth, contact us today. The longer you have gaps in your smile, or drifting teeth, the greater your risk for infection becomes. Replace those missing now, before they cause more problems down the road!Once the crown is attached to the implant, your smile will be full again! The crown is custom-made for you – to match your existing teeth in size and color – and is very natural looking.
Contact us today to set up an appointment.