Dental implants are one of the most popular oral restorations used for replacing missing teeth. Their main benefits include the fact that they are permanent, customizable, and durable.
Keep reading to find out more about the benefits of dental implants and how our team at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care can help you restore your smile.
What Are Dental Implants Made From?
Implants mainly consist of two components - the metal implant stud and the visible ceramic crown. The stud replaces the tooth root and the crown serves as the replacement tooth.
The implant stud is made from titanium, and the crown is made from dental-grade tooth-colored ceramic. These two components are connected using an abutment.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
- Dental implants provide excellent strength allowing you to bite and chew normally.
- Implants are highly stable as they are placed in the jawbone.
- They are resistant to wear, as they are made from durable materials.
- The ceramic crown is easily customizable to match your existing teeth.
- Implants can fully restore your oral functionality.
- Implants last for over 20 years.
How Is an Implant Placed?
Dental implant candidates must have optimum jawbone density, space available for placing the implant stud, and good overall and oral health.
Our dentists at Rio Rancho Family Dental Care will take X-rays and digital scans of the mouth to assess your candidacy and also to create a digital impression of the prosthetic tooth.
During the initial surgery, our dentists will place the implant stud into your jawbone, allowing it to fuse with the surrounding bone. After a few months, the abutment and the crown will be placed on top of the implant.
Any required adjustments will be made following a bite test.
Our dentists will also provide detailed information on how to properly care for your implant to ensure it doesn’t get damaged and lasts for as long as possible.
If you want to know more about the benefits of dental implants, contact Rio Rancho Family Dental Care at (505) 891-4510, visit us at 4041 Ridge Rock Rd SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, or schedule a consultation online.