Dental implants are screw-like appliances that are surgically implanted in the jaw bone to act as artificial tooth roots. They can be used to support an individual prosthetic tooth or a whole new set of teeth.
Tooth loss can create major challenges both in appearance and function. This condition can lead to bite imbalances, tooth shifts, facial structure loss and jawbone deterioration; therefore, it is important to replace missing teeth as soon as possible.
Dental implants are considered the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. Surgically inserted into the jawbone, implants function as prosthetic tooth roots that can support natural-looking replacement teeth that. They can support a single tooth or even a full set of teeth. Implants provide superior support and stability compared to other teeth-replacement options. Made from titanium, they have the unique ability to fuse with the jawbone and prevent the bone deterioration that is associated with tooth loss.
Vue Dental specializes in endosteal implants. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or many, endosteal implants can help. They are the most commonly used dental implant because of their high rate of success. Endosteal implants will be surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. Once your surrounding gum tissue has healed, you will have a second surgery to connect a post to the original implant. The last step is for an artificial tooth, or teeth, to be attached to the post. This can be done individually or grouped on a bridge or denture.
You can eat and speak with confidence with dental implants. They provide a natural feeling smile that you can feel confident about.
For more information about dental implants or to schedule a consultation, call Vue Dental in Kyle, TX today at (512) 888-9340.