Do you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Dental flippers, bridges and dentures can be excellent restoration options. But at Agave Dental Care, our dentists and team also offer implant dentistry in El Paso, Texas, as an alternative. If you would like to meet with Dr. Tony Kasallis or Dr. Stephen Sticht for an exam and consultation to see if this treatment would be right for your smile, call our office at 915-833-0303 and one of our team members can help you with planning your appointment.
A lost tooth can create aesthetic problems for your smile. But a missing tooth also includes the root. When you bite or chew, the tooth and its root exert pressure on your jawbone, helping to keep it healthy and strong. Without the crown and root, that bone will begin to weaken and deteriorate. A dental implant replaces the entire tooth, helping you to improve the appearance and health of your smile. Dental implants look and feel entirely natural, and you can care for them just as you do your natural smile. The implants themselves can last you a lifetime, and the crown may last anywhere from seven to ten years before needing to be replaced.
Once you have decided that you would like to fill out your smile with implants, our dentist will place a titanium post directly into your jawbone. Titanium is an extremely biocompatible material and can easily bond with your bone tissue. Once the bone and implant have fused with one another and the surgical site has healed, you will return to our office to have the abutment and crown placed.
You need to have healthy gums and a sufficient amount of bone tissue to accommodate the implant, and depending on your oral health, our dentist may suggest periodontal treatments, a bone graft or a sinus lift before your implant can be placed. You also need to be committed to keeping your follow-up appointments with our dentist and following a strong oral healthcare routine for your implant treatment to be a success.