Usually made of titanium, a dental implant is used to replace the root portion of a missing tooth. It is surgically placed below the gums where the jawbone is to serve as a stable foundation for the replacement tooth. Once the jawbone and gums have healed, the implant is fitted with a crown to create a natural-looking replacement for the entire tooth. The crown that fits over the dental implant is customized to match the shade and shape of the rest of your teeth; this is so the full dental implant restoration effortlessly blends in with your natural smile.
Dental implants are gradually becoming a more sought-out alternative over dentures and partials for missing teeth, and for good reason. They provide patients with the strength, look, and feel of natural teeth, and provide many benefits besides restoring a beautiful smile! If you’re interested in dental implants, book an appointment with Bella Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, located in Sugar Land, TX, for a consultation; we can examine your mouth and jaw to determine if you’re a candidate.