Learn more about the dental implant procedure and placement of restorations with Pflugerville area dentist
Teeth that have been extracted or are missing from the smile will cause several different problems. First, it can result in a less attractive smile with gaps. Second, it can impact the efficiency of the mouth, especially in chewing and speaking. Third, it can also result in bone resorption (loss) leading to changes in facial features if not replaced in an appropriate manner. Dr. Jordan Tucker of Elite Smiles of Pflugerville encourages patients who are considering restorations to think about the benefits of using dental implants.
Dental implants 101
Dr. Jordan Tucker describes dental implants as the next best thing to a natural tooth. They are placed into the bone of the jaw where a tooth is missing and covered with a dental crown to create a functional and beautiful false tooth. Dental implants may also be used by a dentist to anchor a full denture or to act as a foundation for one or both sides of a dental bridge. Our team often recommends these versatile restorations for individuals who want a long-lasting and highly effective solution for their smile after tooth loss.
How is a dental implant placed?
Dental implants are placed during oral surgery with Dr. Jordan Tucker. Patients are properly anesthetized and sedated to ensure comfort as the implant is placed into the selected area. This insertion signals the body to create more bone to wrap around the implant through a process called osseointegration. The bone growth that occurs during this time keeps the implant firmly in place. Then, a restoration placement will be put on the top of the dental implant abutment. These restorations may include:
- Custom porcelain dental crowns
- Full cosmetic dentures
- Dental bridges
Our dental team will decide which restoration is best suited to a patient’s needs and lifestyle.
Find out more about dental implants
Dental implants are an excellent solution for adult patients who have lost one or more teeth within the smile. If you are considering the best restoration for your lifestyle, consider dental implants with Dr. Jordan Tucker of Elite Smiles of Pflugerville. The office is located at 1616 FM 685, Ste. #103, and an appointment can be scheduled at (512) 273-7790.