Do you want a permanent solution to missing teeth? Dental implants may be right for you. Our excellent dentists work with you to create a custom dental implant that will look and feel natural to restore your oral health. Call Rio Rancho Family Dental Care today at 505-891-4510 to make an appointment with Dr. Grant H. Allen and Dr. Grant S. Allen, or to learn more about dental implants in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.
Dental implants are a type of prosthetic tooth, designed to replace both the root and the crown of your missing tooth or teeth. Implants consist of two main parts – the implant post and the implant restoration.
The implant post replaces the tooth root, anchoring your new tooth to your jawbone and providing a stable foundation. It also performs the same functions as your tooth root, stimulating the supporting jawbone to keep it strong and healthy. This implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone. This procedure is followed by a period of healing to allow the post to integrate with your bone before you receive your implant restoration.
An implant restoration will replace the crown of the tooth. Depending on which teeth are missing and your individual needs, the restoration may be a single crown, a bridge, or a complete or partial denture. The restoration will be custom-designed to fit your smile perfectly and provide you with a beautiful result.
When you have lost a tooth, our dentist will examine your mouth to determine if an implant is a good option for you. Most individuals are excellent candidates for implants, though if you have a pre-existing condition such as tooth decay or gum disease you will need to receive treatment for that problem first. In some cases a bone grafting treatment may also be needed to ensure that your jawbone can support the implant post.
It is crucial that you replace your missing teeth. When you lose a tooth, the supporting bone begins to deteriorate and your remaining teeth can become unstable and shift in your mouth. Implants prevent this from happening by ensuring that the supporting bone remains strong enough to provide a stable foundation for all your teeth. Implants are also designed as a long-term solution for your oral health. When properly cared for with good oral hygiene an implant can last a lifetime.
To schedule an implant consultation with our dentist and learn more about the benefits of implant dentistry, please contact our office today.