Dental Implants Mason
In an ideal world, all patients would keep their original teeth. Because of this, a
dentistís goal is always to try and preserve the existing tooth to the best of their abilities.
However, because things arenít always ideal in the real world, sometimes patients will see
their teeth damaged. Whether due to an unforeseen accident or a health issue, the tooth gets chipped,
cracked or even falls out.
In circumstances like this, patients often worry that the damage will be permanent.
But here at Martinez and Martinez Family Dental Care, our team of friendly,
knowledgeable dental experts can restore your smile to the way it should be
through the use of dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Depending on the extent of the damage, the existing tooth
or teeth might need to be completely removed. In these instances, dentists will
create dental implants. These permanent tooth-shaped structures are implanted into
your smile, affixed directly to the jaw. Unlike a crown or veneer,
which sits on top of an existing root structure, the implant replaces the roots
through the use of a bio-friendly titanium rod. The implant then attaches to the rod,
creating a permanent replacement for the missing tooth
The implant itself is made out of highly durable material that
matches the look and feel of the rest of your natural teeth. This allows our staff to
truly sculpt the perfect replacement tooth, giving us the ability to fit your implant
seamlessly into your smile. Because it is a permanent fixture, it cleans just like your
natural teeth and has the same or even improved durability.
The process of getting dental implants begins with a consultation
and examination, in which our dentist determines your suitability and discusses your options.
Our staff will use a variety of methods to evaluate the gap in your smile as well as the remaining teeth.
Following the examination, the titanium rod will be installed, and the replacement crown will be
designed to fit specifically in that gap. During the final appointment, the newly fabricated tooth
is checked for fit and then installed.
For more information on how dental implants can help fill in the gaps in your smile,
contact the Martinez and Martinez Family Dental Care offices right away to schedule a consultation.
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