A dental implant procedure is a procedure that replaces broken, missing or damaged teeth. The cause of broken or missing teeth can range from dental tooth or gum disease such as gingivitis or periodontitis, to an accident, to other factors such as a medical condition. Tooth implants can be an alternative to dentures or bridgework.
Why Dental Implants?
Tooth implants look, feel and function like real teeth, unlike dentures or bridgework. Other advantages to dental implants over other types of dental replacement include:
- Improved appearance and comfort
- Easier eating because implants are stable and stay in your mouth
- Convenience — no need to remove dental implants
Unlike bridgework, no teeth need to be removed or altered for dental implants, which will help keep the rest of your mouth healthy. Just like real teeth, however, tooth implants will need to be brushed and flossed daily and seen by a dentist every 6 months.
When to Consider Implants
When a patient has a missing tooth, an implant might be an option for replacement to help restore function and appearance. However, the site must be evaluated to determine if there is adequate bone to support tooth implants. If the patient is a candidate, then an implant can be the most effective option.
Contact Your Albuquerque Dental Implant Procedure Specialist
Dr. Espinosa at HDE Periodontal has over 34 years of experience providing patients in Albuquerque, NM with dental implants, gum disease treatments and preventative oral health care. Put your mind at ease with our experience and minimally invasive treatment philosophy. Contact us to make an appointment with our skilled dental implant specialist in Albuquerque.
Call 505-888-1116 to make an appointment for your dental implant today!