Dental Implants in Richardson Tx
Do you have missing teeth and are uncomfortable being around anyone but your closest friends or family? Do you find yourself avoiding activities that may require you to be around strangers?
Are some of your teeth worn down because you are using them to compensate for missing teeth in your smile? Does your face look haggard or older because you have missing teeth and your cheeks are sunken in?
Having a beautiful smile is essential in today’s world and it is difficult to feel confident if your smile isn’t what you want it to be. That’s why Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental is happy to offer dental implants to their Richardson tx neighbors.
What are the advantages of Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the best way to replace a missing tooth.
Dental implants can look extremely natural, mimicking the look of the surrounding, natural teeth in your mouth. We color-match them so they look completely natural in your smile.
Dental implants feel like natural teeth and can give your mouth that full, complete feeling.
Unlike a dental bridge, which reduces the enamel of the adjacent teeth and uses them to connect the three teeth together, an implant is a stand-alone tooth that is easier to clean, permanent, and preserves the bony ridge of a patient's mouth.
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function. Porcelain or ceramic crowns can be matched to the color of your natural teeth. Other materials include gold and metal alloys, acrylic and ceramic. These alloys are generally stronger than porcelain and may be recommended for back teeth. Porcelain bonded to a metal shell is often used because it is both strong and attractive.
Bridges are commonly used to replace one or more missing teeth. They span the space where the teeth are missing. Bridges are cemented to the natural teeth or implants surrounding the empty space. These teeth, called abutments, serve as anchors for the bridge.
Partials & Dentures
partial and full dentures restore smiles following extensive tooth loss, and are anchored to the minimal number of implant posts to provide maximum support
All-on-4 Dental Implants
To restore a full arch, you do not need to replace each tooth individually to benefit from dental implants. Instead, a custom-made arch is developed that is similar to that of a conventional denture. However, instead of using a denture adhesive to hold it in place, it is anchored to the jawbone using four dental implant posts. Two straight anterior implants and two that are tilted at a 45-degree angle in the posterior are surgically placed into the jawbone. The jawbone will fuse to the biocompatible material to create a secure and sturdy foundation for the denture.
Dental implants are highly recommended to address missing teeth. The process of obtaining dental implants is simple. First, Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental will give you an examination during a consultation to determine your overall oral health. A CT scan is completed in order to diagnose the level of bone in your mouth three-dimensionally, as a strong and adequate bone structure is required to hold dental implants in place successfully. The CT scan offers assurance that the dental implants will not hit any vital anatomy such as nerves or sinuses. Few other dentists in the area have the state-of-the-art technological equipment that Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental utilizes.
Once Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental has determined you are a good candidate for dental implants, we will place the titanium implant (a small metal bar) into the jawbone. In 3-6 months, osseointegration, or fusing with the jawbone occurs. During this process, the bone will grow around the titanium implant in order to strengthen it and hold it in place. It is a little like growing a “new” tooth root as the dental implants are tooth root replacements. Temporary dental crowns are placed on the implants until the osseointegration has completed. When the healing time is completed, your Los Angeles dentist will then fit and place a permanent dental crown on your dental implants.
Dental implants last an extremely long time, which makes them a more permanent solution to replacing missing teeth than a dental bridge or partial dentures. They also offer more strength and stability than other solutions, which makes them highly recommended by Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental , who has experience in placing implants.
If you have missing teeth that you would like to address in order to help improve the look of your smile, call Richardson Tx dentist Dr. Kim & Dr. Teng at Brilliant Dental today to find out what dental implants can do to change your smile!