The absolute best way to replace teeth, and still be left with a natural look and feel, just like real teeth, is to use dental implants. Someone who has lost their teeth can regain the ability to eat practically anything without the danger of loosing their dental work. Implants give you confidence to smile without the embarrassment of a missing tooth. They can help keep your facial elements from becoming distorted, and from your mouth from gradually gaining a “caved in” look. They also help keep your bite from becoming crowded, requiring more orthodontic work.
Our dentist will place a strong metal post into your bone where the missing tooth was located. Once it’s placed, we wait for the bond to bond with those posts. That then creates a strong foundation from which to add the artificial tooth. In addition, dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration which occurs when teeth are missing.
With dental implants, our patients are rediscovering the previous confidence and comfort they were afforded before losing a tooth.
Are you the right fit for dental implants?
During a brief, FREE consultation, we’ll evaluate your health history, and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.
What to expect?
For most patients, the placement of dental implants usually includes two different surgical procedures. First, we place the implant into your jaw bone. There’s then a waiting period for the bone to form to the implants. During this time, there should be minimal discomfort because we’ll provide a temporary denture so that you can carry on with normal daily activities.
Once the implant has been able to bond with you natural bones, we begin the second part of the whole process. We then prepare your new tooth/teeth. The entire process can typically take about 6 months, depending on the healing process required. And our patients report little to no discomfort!
Mesquite Family Dentistry offers a variety of other restorative dental services. If you’ve lost a tooth, had an injury or accident, or just need more than the simple filling to restore decay to a tooth, we can help!
Dentures are appliances that are placed into the mouth, and fully replace the natural teeth. They also provide support for the facial structure, cheeks and lips. Most dentures are made of acrylic. Over time, dentures endure wear and tear, so they require replacement or repair at some point, and it’s important to see the dentist regularly if you wear dentures.
We provide the following dentures for our patients:
- Immediate Dentures
- Implant Retained Dentures
- Partial Dentures
Crowns are used when damage to a particular tooth is so extreme, that it’s beyond repair. Crowns can be made with porcelain or gold, or porcelain on gold. These are trusted, strong materials, which have been proven over time. Crowns are a reliable way to repair a damaged tooth, or replace a missing tooth!
If taken care of, a crown can last for 20-30 years. At Mesquite Family Dentistry, we are well known for our precision to detail when placing crowns. Using the latest technology, we can ensure that your crown matches the rest of your smile flawlessly.