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.
Missing teeth impact not only your smile, but also your oral health and function. Your teeth play a key role in keeping your jawbone healthy and strong so that it can provide a stable foundation for your smile. When you lose one or more teeth, this supporting bone begins to deteriorate, further destabilizing your remaining teeth. This makes replacing your missing teeth key to maintaining not only your smile but also your health and quality of life.
Fortunately, there is an excellent solution for replacing your missing teeth and restoring your smile. This solution is implant dentistry. Dental implants are considered the best option for replacing teeth, as they replace both the roots and the crowns of your teeth, improving your smile, health and oral function. Implants are designed to look, feel and function exactly like your natural teeth, and like your natural teeth will last a lifetime when properly cared for with regular brushing, flossing and professional preventive care.
Implants consist of two main parts – an implant post and an implant restoration. The implant post is a small screw made of titanium, and is surgically inserted into your jawbone at the site of the missing tooth to replace the tooth roots. Once this post has bonded with your bone and you have recovered, our dentist will work with you to create your implant restoration. This restoration may be a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture, and caps the implant post to finish your treatment and fully restore your beautiful smile.
Anyone who is missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. However, you will need to have a healthy mouth in order to receive an implant. If you have tooth decay, gum disease or another dental issue you will need to receive treatment for that problems before you can receive an implant. Our dentist will evaluate your oral health during your initial consultation to determine if additional treatments are necessary and create a treatment plan that will help you regain your smile.
Give us a call today to learn more about dental implants and schedule your appointment with our experienced dentist!