What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is usually made from titanium and forms an artificial tooth root. Biocompatible with bone structure, titanium has become the metal of choice for biomedical implants in all areas of the body. The titanium screw is surgically inserted into jaw bone to support dentures or crowns – like tooth roots anchor natural teeth. A support is attached to the implant to anchor a crown. Implants can also provide a foundation for dentures or to support a bridge.    The Texas City Dental in Texas City is conveniently located near La Marque, Galveston, and the Hitchcock area is conveniently located near the HEB and ROSS market complex.  is the   low cost dental office by me.

What is a Dental Bridge?

A dental bridge does exactly what the name suggests: it bridges the gap caused by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are made of porcelain, alloys or gold or a mixture of these materials, and you can now also get zirconium bridges designed with 3D technology.

To replace a single missing tooth, the bridge is attached to adjacent teeth for support. If you have several missing teeth, dental implants are used to support the bridge.

Advantages of Dental Implants

When considering the pros and cons of dental implants vs dental bridges, many peopleare in favour of  implants because they feel and look just like natural teeth.

A further benefit of dental implants is their high level of functionality, and they also help to preserve facial structure by bonding with the jaw in a process called osseointegration. This fuses the bone and titanium screw into a single, solid unit and provides the stimulus needed for bone growth, without which the jaw will degenerate over time.

Another reason for choosing dental implants is that, unlike bridges, they don’t entail dental work on surrounding teeth.

  • Other advantages of dental implants include:
  • Implants can last a lifetime.
  • Multiple implants can be fitted during a single procedure.
  • High success rate.
  • You can brush and floss as normal.
  • In general, implants are suitable for anyone in good overall health whose jaw has fully developed.

Dental implants can replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. Depending on your needs and requirements, your dentist will recommend the ideal type or dental implant to best address your condition. Your dentist will numb the area where the implant is to be placed and then remove gum tissue to expose the underlying bone.

A pilot hole is drilled half-way into the bone. After ensuring the alignment is correct, the dentist widens the hole to the required size, using larger drills.The implant is screwed into the bone and an implant cap is used to seal the area.It may take several months for the gum tissue to heal sufficiently before a permanent crown or bridge can be fitted to replace the implant cap.

Call us at (409) 419-2222 or visit www.txcitydental.com to schedule your appointment.

Find us at:

3448 Palmer Hwy
Texas City TX
77590

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