Dental Implants in Pecan Grove

Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?

If you currently have a missing or decaying tooth, then it's time to consider investing in a dental implant. This high-quality and long-lasting tooth replacement option helps to ensure that you can chew and smile without being self-conscious. Dr. Anisa Maredia specifically designs your implant to match the surrounding color of your teeth so that it will appear as if it's a natural tooth.

How Are Dental Implants Constructed?

The term “dental implant” is used to encompass a dental device that consists of an artificial tooth, abutment, and implant. Once your existing decaying tooth is removed, Dr. Anisa Maredia will screw an implant post into the same spot. This implant will reach down into your jawbone so that it can fuse with your bone over time.

Apart from enhancing your ability to chew properly and the aesthetic look of your smile, an implant helps to ensure the overall integrity of your crown and jawbone. If you go too long with a missing tooth, the jawbone where that tooth was located will start to deteriorate. This can drastically reduce your ability to chew, speak, and much more. Getting an implant properly installed as soon as possible is of the utmost necessity.

How Are Dental Implants Installed?

When you first visit Dr. Anisa Maredia about getting one or more dental implants installed, she'll evaluate your current oral health condition. Implants can be installed where teeth are currently missing or after she removes your decaying teeth. It's essential to realize that implants will be installed over multiple visits.

When Dr. Anisa Maredia first starts the implant process, she'll cut the gum to expose your jawbone. Next, she'll drill a hole into the jawbone where the metal implant will be inserted. Once the implant is screwed into your jaw, it will need to sit over a period of weeks to ensure that it properly fuses with your jawbone.

At your follow-up visit, Dr. Anisa Maredia will check to ensure that your implant has fused properly. Next, she'll attach a piece known as an abutment to your implant. This abutment is essentially a metal piece that securely attaches the top crown of the implant to the implant rod.

Once securely attached, a crown, also known as an artificial tooth, will be attached to the abutment to complete your dental implant. This crown is typically designed to match the existing color and size of your surrounding teeth so that it adequately blends into your smile.

M Dental at Aliana is here to serve residents throughout the Richmond area. Call Dr. Anisa Maredia today to get assistance with dental implants and all your other oral health needs.