Do You Need A Dental Implant?

With the end of 2017 rapidly approaching, many people are focusing on what they can change about themselves for 2018. If you have one or more missing teeth, then why not start off 2018 with a full smile? We can help restore the health and appearance of your smile with a dental implant.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants?

Question: How do they differ from bridges or dentures?

Answer: A bridge relies on attached dental crowns to anchor the new teeth in place. A partial denture needs metal clasps to attach to natural teeth, and a full denture will need natural suction to remain in place. However, dental implants are inserted into the jaw, acting as new tooth roots and actually bonding with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration.

Question: What does placing one involve?

Answer: The process begins with choosing the area of placement and inserting the dental implant. After three to four months the area will heal, and then we will proceed with the restoration.

Question: How do you restore them?

Answer: We add an abutment to the dental implant and then attach a dental crown. The crown will be custom-made and color-matched to blend with your smile. We use ceramic due to the materials, strength, natural translucence, and stain-resistant properties.

Question: What steps are needed to keep them strong?

Answer: After the new tooth is complete, you should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. Doing so will help remove food particles and limit plaque buildup. You also need to have your teeth cleaned every six months. These preventive routines can help preserve your new tooth and protect the rest of your smile. If you have any questions about implant dentistry, then contact our team today.

Interested in Implant Dentistry?

At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller can replace one or more missing teeth with a lifelike and long lasting replacement option. Contact us today at 505-299-2979 to schedule a consultation at our Albuquerque, NM, office. We welcome patients and families from Rio Rancho, Corrales, Edgewood, Tijeras, Los Lunas, and all surrounding communities.