A missing tooth can cause serious issues in oral health. The gap in the dentition reduces chewing efficiency and increases food getting stuck in hard tor each spots. Dental implants are one of the best replacements for a lost tooth. They are surgically placed in the jawbone of patients. The procedure of placing dental implants in the jawbone requires skills, knowledge, and experience. Our dental office in Midland, TX is committed to providing quality dental services to people of the city. Our dentist has decades of experience in dentistry and performs dental implant surgery for their patients at our dental office in Midland. Make an appointment with our dentist today and find out how the restoration can replace a lost tooth and improve your oral health.
Tooth loss can occur because of many reasons such as tooth decay, trauma, and periodontal disease. Tooth loss creates an imbalance in the dentition. Teeth nearby tend to move towards the gap leading to biting problems. Food getting stuck in the gap can increase the chances of dental infection. When few teeth are missing the jawbone loses support and starts to shrink. This causes the facial skin to sag. When several teeth are missing the patient loses confidence to eat hard food items. This can create an imbalance in intake of nutritional food. There are different dental prostheses in dentistry which can help in replacing teeth and resolving these problems. Dental implants have proven to be one of the best among all the options.
Dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant integrates with the jawbone and provides higher strength to the dental prosthesis. The restoration has many short-term and long-term benefits when compared to other tooth replacement methods.
Our dentist firstly conducts a thorough examination of oral health and checks if the jawbone is healthy enough to hold the implant. If there are any signs of periodontal infection, care is taken to cure the problem before going ahead with the surgery. There is advanced equipment which uses 3D technology that helps dentists plan the position of the implant. The surgery is done with the help of local anesthesia. This makes sure that the procedure is painless. A small incision is done in the soft gum tissues initially which is then followed by the creation of a bony recess in the jaw. The implant is carefully torqued in the jawbone. The gums are sutured back and the restoration is left to heal for few months during which it integrates with the jawbone. After this period, the implant dentist takes impressions of the dentition and gets the crown fabricated in the lab. An abutment is fit over the implant and the crown is either cemented or screwed over it. After the process is complete our dentist guides patients on how to take care of the restoration. With proper care, patients can use the prosthesis for at least few decades. Replace single Tooth or Multiple teeth Any number of teeth can be replaced with dental implants. Whether you need a full mouth denture, a bridge for 3 or 4 teeth or a single tooth replaced, dental implant therapy is one of the best options available. Our Midland dentist takes care of all the needs for prosthodontic surgery. We're sure that you have may questions about the process, pricing, and how it can help your smile. Feel free to call us or make an appointment for your own private implant consultation.
Because dental implants are designed to be a permanent tooth replacement option, Drs. Chet & Wesley Gray and his team place additional emphasis on the quality and durability of each restoration. We utilize only the best dental labs in the country for each of the cases that we treat. Drs. Chet & Wesley Gray & their families have placed thousands of dental implants and continue to be one of the leading implant providers in Midland, Texas