Tooth replacement has been a highly requested dental service at Karen E Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX. When our patients want information about tooth restoration, we usually tell them about fixed (or traditional) dental bridges and dental implants.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. The false tooth—called a pontic—is fused to porcelain crowns on either side of the extracted tooth.
Dental Implants Replace the Root and Crown
Dental implants are also popular and can often be a better choice. A dental implant includes a titanium post surgically inserted into the jaw bone to replace the root of the missing tooth. The post integrates with the bone to provide a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
After it has bonded with the bone (it usually takes three to six months), a smaller post is attached. This post extends above the gum line. The artificial tooth (crown) is then affixed. The entire process takes several months, but consistently yields extraordinary results.
Preserving Facial Contour
Both of these tooth replacements maintain or restore facial contour and allow you to talk and eat normally. Tooth replacements prevent adjoining teeth from gradually shifting and can help correct bite problems, as well.
Dental implants and bridges are among the restorative dentistry procedures available at Karen E. Williamson DDS PA in Rockwall TX. Other services include complete family dentistry. Call for an appointment today!
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