Whether you’ve suffered tooth loss as a result of compromised dental health, trauma, or an extraction, you’re in need of a way to replace the lost tooth. Copperfield Crossing Dental helps patients in Houston replace missing dentition with dental implants and restore the function and beauty of their smile.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for missing teeth. With the assistance of other restorations like bridges and dentures, dental implants can completely replace a missing tooth, from the root to the crown.
These restorations are comprised of three major components: the post, the abutment, and the crown or other prosthesis. The implant post is made from titanium, which fuses with existing bone and strengthens the supporting structure. The abutment connects the dentures or crown onto the implant post to secure it in place.
Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth with crowns, a row of teeth with bridges, and an entire arch with dentures.
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As an extended part of our services, we also provide patients with the opportunity to receive teeth during the same day they receive dental implants. Additionally, patients receiving a complete set of lower or upper arch restorations have the option of choosing between implant-support fixed dentures or removable overdentures to accommodate their lifestyle.
Why is it Important to Replace the Tooth’s Root?
When a tooth goes missing, several consequences occur: patients lose dental function, existing teeth will shift, and the jaw bone goes through a process of resorption. Overtime, the jaw bone will shrink and become brittle, leading to future complications.
Receiving dental implants prevents this from occurring by replacing the material within the space once occupied by the missing tooth. The titanium post serves to support both the prosthesis and support the jaw bone, providing the restoration with enhanced stability and improved performance.
Visit our practice for a consultation with one of our Houston dentists. Our practice can help you determine which course of action would best benefit your situation. We’re proud to assist those living in Bear Creek, Cypress, and communities across West Houston.