If you have advanced tooth loss, then you need an implant-secured prosthetic, such as a bridge or even a complete denture. But what if you lose only one tooth? Replacing a single missing tooth is still vital for protecting your smile against serious complications. We can use an implant and crown to address individual missing teeth for patients in Albuquerque, NM.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implants and Crowns
Question: How do these prosthetics address tooth loss?
Answer: Instead of using natural suction, such as a denture, or crowns, such as dental bridges, they will be inserted directly into the jawbone. The implant portion is a screw-like device made from titanium. After being inserted, the titanium material will bond with the jawbone and secure the tooth like a natural one.
Question: Will they look natural?
Answer: Yes! After the dental implant has bonded with the jawbone and the placement area has healed, we then add an abutment that holds a dental crown in place. The crown will be custom-made to ensure it blends with the rest of your smile and looks completely natural.
Question: What if I have multiple missing teeth?
Answer: In the event that you have several gaps in your smile, then we may be able to use multiple dental implants to secure a dental bridge or even a full denture. They will be more secure than traditional dentures or dental bridges and provide more stable tooth replacement.
Question: How do I maintain them?
Answer: You simply care for them as you would a natural tooth. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss each night before bed. We also suggest having your teeth cleaned and examined every six months, so we monitor your new tooth and also remove plaque buildup from your smile.
Do You Need a New Tooth?
At Snow Park Dental, Dr. Mark A. Miller and our team can offer a lifelike prosthetic to address your tooth loss. 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.