With a healthy dental hygiene routine and the right care and attention from your dentist, you have a good chance of preventing tooth loss. However, missing teeth still remain a serious problem for patients of all ages, and in many cases, dental implants offer the most comprehensive solution to replacing them. Dental implants involve three main parts: a biocompatible post that mimics a tooth root, a restorative crown that mimics the top part of your tooth, and a connective abutment that joins the two. By replacing the roots of lost teeth, dental implants can help restore your smile as well as preserve your oral health for years to come.
Many adult patients who experience tooth loss are good candidates for dental implants. However, during your initial consultation, Dr. Noble will examine your teeth, gums, jawbone, and oral structures to determine if they are healthy and strong enough for dental implant placement. If your jawbone has lost a significant amount of density, or if you exhibit gum disease or tooth decay, then you might need to undergo an appropriate restorative treatment first.
To place your dental implant, Dr. Noble will work closely with an oral health specialist. After the implant post is inserted into the jawbone and the bone heals around the post (which usually takes 4-6 months), Dr. Noble can attach the connective abutment and restorative crown to complete the procedure. The implant and crown will be secured with lifelike stability, and will help preserve your jawbone by providing stimulation every time you bite and chew.
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Dr. Natalee Noble and the staff of Noble Dentistry in Dallas, TX are more than just a team of dental professionals; they’re a family, and one that grows with every new patient! To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling today at 214-522-3110.