Consequences of Missing Molar
- Chewing efficiency will decrease
- Adjacent teeth migration
- Opposing tooth moves down
- Adjacent teeth become more susceptible to cavities and gum disease, resulting in more teeth loss.
- Joint problem from misaligned teeth
- Continuos bone loss
Permanent Tooth Replacement for McAllen, TX Area Patients
If you want permanent, dependable, and secure tooth replacement, then you should consider dental implants. These are specially designed titanium fixtures that are placed to work as strong roots and support replacemnt teeth. Once Dr. Baek adds abutment and crowns to your implants, you will enjoy new teeth that look and function almost like natural teeth.
Dental implants are now the standard of care for tooth replacement. They can last for many decades with good home care. Best of all, no one will be able to distinguish your implants from real teeth. Call Top Dental for special pricing with Free CBCT 3d scan and consult, which is $500 value.
Most patients are able to have implants placed, but your eligibility will need to be determined through a consultation with Dr. Baek. Contact us now at (956) 618-5811 to set up your appointment. We are offering free consultation to patients who are interested in replacing their missing teeth with implants. Cost of a single implant restoration starts from $1500.
Dental Implant Procedures
If you have missing or damaged natural teeth, they can be replaced with artificial implants. These prosthetics look just like natural teeth and allow patients to maintain their previous lifestyle. Implants are permanent and designed to blend in with your natural teeth easily. They’re a better alternative to traditional bridges or removable dentures as they keep your jaw bone intact and allow you to consume all kinds of food without problems.
At Top Dental, We make sure our patients understand the treatment process well.
If you want to know more about the dental implant procedure or its impact on your lifestyle, don’t hesitate to book a consultation with us. Our dentist will be happy to provide you all the information you need to make the right decision.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is implanted in your jaw bone. It replaces the natural tooth root and provides an anchor for the prosthetic tooth that replaces the missing tooth. The implant bonds with the surrounding bone matter and becomes a part of your body, which means it doesn’t budge easily. This prosthetic is made from materials like ceramic or metal and is remarkably resilient.
Insight Into The Implant Procedure
Many patients are intimidated by the implant process because they aren’t aware of what’s involved in it. Dr. Baek will take the time to explain it to you, so you don’t feel anxious during the procedure. Here’s a look at exactly what you can expect from it:
- Tooth Extraction
If there’s any tooth remnant left behind, it needs to be cleared out before the dentist can place an implant at the site. We first clean the implant site and remove all the natural dental matter from the area. This can be decayed fragments of the natural root or severely damaged tooth.
- Bone Grafting(if there is not enough bone)
The implant requires adequate bone volume to provide support. If the jaw bone is too thin or worn out, our dentist will have to perform a bone grafting procedure to strengthen it. We can take different approaches to this procedure based on the patient’s requirements and preferences. Dr.Baek works with local periodontists or oral surgeons to augement the implant site with bone grafting so implants can be placed in ideal positions. This can take several momths because the graft needs to integrate completely with the surrounding matter before we can place the implant post.
- Placing The Implant(usually 30 minute procedure)
Most patients don’t require any grafting because they have enough bone matter to support the post. In this case, we can skip the grafting process and move on directly to the implant process. Here’s a look at what happens during this procedure:
- We first administer anesthetic to ensure you don’t experience any kind of pain during the procedure.
- Our dentist makes a small incision to open the gum over to expose the underlying bone.
- We drill a hole in the bone to create room for the implant. As the implant needs to support the tooth, it must be placed deep in the bone.
- The dentist stitches the cut and cleans up the surgery site carefully.
You can use temporary dentures to cover the gap as the site heals and is ready for the dental crown.
- Osseointegration(waiting period 3 to 6 months)
The titanium implant is body-friendly and has a low risk of rejection. During the healing process, the surrounding bone matter grows and bonds with the surface of the implant post. This process is known as osseointegration. It helps ensure the post remains in place for the rest of your life. Once the post is fully integrated, it provides a solid anchor for your crown.
- Abutment Placement
Once the integration is complete, the dentist will perform another surgery to place the abutment. Here’s a look at what this happens:
- The gum is cut open once again to expose the implant post.
- Our dentist attaches an abutment to the post.
- The gum tissue is stitched around the abutment, but the abutment is left exposed.
After this process is complete, the dentist will take new scans to make sure everything is in order before helping you choose the right dental crown. Once your custom-made crown is ready, it will be placed on the implant.
If you want to know more about the procedure or wish to book a consultation, contact us at Top Dental Family Implant Emergency Dental. You can also call us at 956 618 5811.