When you lose a permanent tooth, it is important to address it. If you don’t, the teeth around the missing tooth may become misaligned, and because the root of the missing tooth is no longer there, essential nutrients are no longer supplied to the jawbone around the missing tooth, and this can cause further problems. A dental implant replaces the missing tooth and provides much needed support to the surrounding teeth. It also restores the confidence in your smile and appearance that is sometimes lost when we lose a tooth. They look very natural. No one will tell the difference you have an implant.
Your dentist will access if you are a good candidate for a dental implant by looking at your jawbone tissue. Any signs of gum disease will need to be addressed first before proceeding with an implant.
If your dentist determines you are a good candidate, the dental implant process begins with placing a dental implant into the jawbone. The area will need to heal over a few months before the dental crown is placed atop the implant.
Dr. Khal Ajlouni of DaVinci Dentistry is a board-certified prosthodontist with advanced training and specialization in tooth restoration. To make an appointment with Dr. Khal for yourself of a family member, call our Southlake, TX office today at 817.251.9333. We are happy to see patients in the Southlake, TX, and all surrounding areas.