Dental Implants in Temple, TX
Do missing teeth cause you embarrassment when you smile? Having a missing tooth can be annoying and it may make you feel like it’s the only thing that people see when they look at you.
A dental implant is an innovative tooth replacement that resembles the structure of a natural tooth. Whether you need to replace one tooth or multiple teeth, dental implants are a stable, secure, and permanent tooth replacement solution.
The Goal of Dental Implants
The basic purpose of a dental implant is to replace the root portion of your missing tooth to restore normal chewing as well as the appearance of your smile. A dental implant is designed to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.
The implant is a very small titanium post that is placed in your jaw bone and integrates with surrounding tissue as it heals. This allows for placement of dental restorations that may include one tooth or several teeth. Dental implants can also be used to provide support for dental bridges and complete or partial dentures.
The Healthy Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants not only solve the cosmetic problem of a missing tooth – they actually help maintain ideal dental health. They prevent surrounding teeth from moving out of alignment and becoming unstable.
Since the implant’s titanium post actually becomes part of your jawbone, it prevents deterioration of your jaw, which commonly results from the loss of a tooth. Dental implants are completely independent of surrounding teeth, so they also provide a tooth replacement option that does not put stress on surrounding healthy teeth.
Placing Dental Implants
We are pleased to handle the entire dental implant process, from placing the implant to creating the final restoration, right here in our office. Continuity makes treatment more convenient and ensures that you will receive consistent, exceptional care throughout the dental implant process, and any other dental treatment.
A dental implant is actually made up of three separate pieces – the implant, the abutment, and the restoration. The first step is to place the implant in your jaw. This may sound complicated, but Dr. Leung has extensive experience with placing implants and can perform the procedure quickly and comfortably.
Once the implant is fully healed, we attach the abutment. This provides a place for us to attach the dental crown, which is the final piece of the implant and acts as the functional part of your new tooth.
Take the Next Step to a Whole and Healthy Smile
Having a dental implant placed is a big step, and you should feel confident and comfortable about the process before we proceed. We will spend all the time necessary to answer your questions and help you decide if a dental implant is the right solution for you.
Please contact our Temple dental office to arrange a consultation. Dr. Leung will be happy to discuss dental implants as well as your other tooth replacement options.