Missing teeth can do more than spoil an otherwise great smile. Gaps between your teeth can put other teeth at risk because your smile depends on each tooth to support its neighbor and form a natural barrier to bacteria.
When a tooth becomes loose or comes out, surrounding teeth can also become loose and tilted. Further tooth loss is also a possibility.
At Lakewood Dental Trails, we want you to have all the benefits of advanced dentistry available. At our modern dental office, we're pleased to provide state-of-the-art restorative dentistry treatments, including dental implants. Dental implants placed by our Temple, TX dentists are durable, natural-looking replacement teeth that are firmly anchored in place with titanium posts placed into your jaw bone.
If you have been putting up with the discomfort and embarrassment of missing teeth, call us to schedule an appointment to discuss tooth implants.
Steps for Getting a Dental Implant
After placing the titanium posts in your jaw, we wait for several months while it heals in place. The process is called osseointegration, and as it occurs, the implant post fuses and becomes one with the bone and tissue that surround it.
The next step in the process is to create a replacement tooth that will be the visible portion of your implant. We start by taking impressions of your teeth. If we are replacing a single missing tooth, our dentists will customize a dental crown. For multiple missing teeth, we would recommend a dental bridge or full or partial denture. The replacement tooth will look and function just like the real thing. Also, the dental implant acts as a natural tooth root, so you won't experience the bone loss that commonly occurs after tooth loss.
Excellence in Implant Dentistry
Your Temple, TX dentists have experience and expertise in all areas of dentistry. We are always working to improve our skills and take advantage of the most advanced technology available. Because of our skill, experience, and attention to detail, our implant dentistry is second to none. You can be confident that your dental implant will be of the highest quality and blend perfectly with your natural teeth.
Dental implants are an excellent solution for replacing a single tooth or multiple teeth. Implants will prevent your teeth from coming out of alignment. Implants also prevent the deterioration of bone tissue, which occurs when there is no tooth present to support.
Our dental team will explain each step of the process to you thoroughly and answer any questions you may have about your dental implant treatment. You can feel confident that your dental implant procedure will be performed gently and quickly, and the implant will last for many years.
Call Us to Schedule an Appointment
Dental implants placed at our Temple, TX dental office have been a life-changing decision for many of our patients. Please contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about dental implants.