If you’re missing teeth, we have solutions. The Anna, TX dentists of Branches Dental pride themselves on offering friendly, state-of-the-art restorative dentistry that gives you a healthy smile. So if you’re searching for a permanent, natural-looking solution to missing teeth, dental implants might be an option for you.
What are Dental Implants?
With their more natural appearance and greater durability, dental implants are the long-term, leading solutions for missing teeth.
Dental implants are a combination of a metal post and a crown. The post, normally made of titanium, is placed in the jawbone and made to mimic the roots of a natural tooth. Generally we recommend a period of healing to allow the implant to fuse and anchor on the bone.
The crown is then crafted to replicate your missing tooth. Mostly today’s crowns are made of porcelain or ceramic to match the color of your natural teeth. They’re also durable, giving you back your original functionality.
How are Dental Implants Placed?
Once it has been determined, during an initial consultation, that you are a good candidate for dental implants, your first appointment can be made.
The process starts with a surgical procedure to place the implant into the bone. The implant fills the space left by the missing tooth and is given time to heal. During this time the implant fuses with the jawbone, forming a secure anchor for the abutment and crown. The healing process can take 9-15 weeks.
Once fully healed, a custom crown is created to replicate your natural tooth. Your new crown will be permanently attached at your second appointment, and then the treatment is complete.
The Advantages of Dental Implants
Ease of care – Treat your new dental implant like your natural tooth! With regular brushing, flossing and check ups at Branches Dental, your implant can remain in good condition.
Improved appearance and confident smile – Because implants can look so similar to a natural tooth, you can smile without concern.
Permanent and durable – With proper care and regular checkups, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Maintains your smile – By filling the empty space, dental implants prevent misalignment and stop remaining teeth from shifting, keeping your original smile intact.
Looking for a solution to missing teeth? Contact Branches Dental immediately!
If you’ve lost a tooth, Branches Dental is here to help. Our dental implants offer a solution to your problem. Contact the doctors at Branches Dental for your restorative needs today. Call (972) 924-0330 for a consultation, or visit us at 2100 West White Street, Suite 100, Anna, TX 75409. We’re excited to meet you!