Dental Implants Defined
Dental Implants are defined as artificial tooth roots that offer a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth known as “crowns” or “veneers”. They are an effective and popular solution for patients who have lost one or more adult teeth. Since dental implants fit, feel, and function like natural teeth, they are considered the best of dental restoration procedures. additionally, the look and feel of implants seem normal and natural to the patients everyday life, so there is less time in getting back into your regular routine with implants.
There are several types of dental implants.
- An implant can be a screw that serves as a root for the new tooth. Its purpose is to permanently anchor the new tooth to the jaw.
- Another = is called the abutment. It’s a permanent connector that can be removed and supports a tooth or set of teeth.
- A partial or crown and the part of the tooth that is visible. In most cases, crowns are made from porcelain to ensure durability and an attractive appearance.
- Implants can include veneers as well, though these are mostly used for cosmetic reasons.
Dental implants may be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a complete set of damaged teeth. Maintenance and repair of dental implants is generally rare as long as the patient follows regular common sense guidelines for brushing and flossing regularly. Occasionally though, things happen and repairs are needed to fix a chipped implant or veneer. Here at Mira Vista Smiles we always strive to get repairs done quickly and make emergency repairs a top priority in our work day.
We encourage you to schedule a dental implant consultation. We look forward to learning more about your needs and can’t wait to help improve the aesthetics of your smile as well as your oral health. Call us at 817-361-1999 today.