Professional Dental Implants in El Paso
Sometimes, we lose our permanent teeth, and no matter how often we brush our teeth, it’s unavoidable. Whether it’s because of an infection, disease, injury, car accident, playing sports or something else, one option you have for replacing the teeth you’ve lost is dental implants.
At Lee Trevino Dental, we can help you with implants and other dental care you need to restore your smile. Our goal is to ensure you have the bright, healthy smiles you desire and deserve.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are metal frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone under the gums. Once the implants are positioned, the dentist can then mount replacement teeth on them. These implants fuse to your jawbone, making them stable support for replacement teeth. This makes artificial teeth or dentures feel natural because the teeth will not move or slide out of place when eating or speaking. Many patients choose this option because it is more comfortable and easier to maintain.
In order for a bridge to be anchored, there must be teeth on either side of the gap. Implants, on the other hand, allow teeth to anchor in place without teeth on either side. Implants can be a viable option for patients with excellent gum health and adequate bone in order to support the implant. Oral hygiene is critical as well as regular visits to your dentist.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike dentures, implants are secured to your jawbone, making them more stable when eating and speaking. It also means they don’t come out and you don’t have to worry about cleaning them in a specific way as you would with dentures. Since they don’t have to be removed, implants may be also more comfortable and convenient. Implants are also usually more durable in the long-term, which is one thing that makes them worth the investment. With proper care, most implants can last a lifetime and require far less maintenance than dentures throughout their lifespans, making them an optimal choice for people who lose their teeth.
The ADA (American Dental Association) considers these two types of implants to be safe:
Endosteal implants: This kind of implant is surgically implanted directly into the jawbone. After this procedure, the local gum tissue must heal before a post can be connected to the implant. This healing process normally only takes a few weeks. Then, an artificial tooth is either individually attached to a post or it is attached as part of a denture or bridge.
Subperiosteal implants: These implants consist of metal frames with posts that fit onto the jawbone under the gum tissue. The frame becomes fixed to the bone and the posts protrude through the gums. The artificial teeth are then mounted on these posts.
Our dentist will examine the current condition of your teeth and make a recommendation for what is best for you. As we address each individual patient’s needs, there is no blanket answer at our practice. We’ll ensure these kinds of implants are right for you and your situation and will help you before, during, and after the procedure to ensure you are satisfied with the final result.
Contact Lee Trevino Dental Today!
At Lee Trevino Dental, your smile is our specialty! We would love to advise you on your options for artificial teeth including dentures and implants. Contact us today to set up an appointment.