Are you missing one or more teeth? Do dentures or dental bridges not fit quite right for you? If so, you might want to consider getting a dental implant to restore your smile. A dental implant is a metal post or frame that is surgically put on your jawbone just underneath your gums. Once that is done, our dentists can place the replacement teeth on the posts to complete the restoration.
How do dental implants work?
As mentioned before, metal posts or frames are put into your jawbone. After the healing process has occurred, the metal can actually fuse to your bone and can then provide a stable support for the implant. They can be used to secure other restorations like dental bridges or dentures.
How do I know if a dental implant is for me?
To get a dental implant, you need to have enough bone structure to support the implant and healthy gums. You must also commit to practice good dental hygiene to keep the structure healthy. Having great dental cleaning habits can be critical to the longevity of these dental restorations. Truly, the best way to know if a dental implant is the right fit for you is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
For more questions about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, call Acre Wood Dental at 254 227-5082. We enjoy serving the people in and around the Waco, Texas, area.