Dental Implants Plugerville, TX
Our Plugerville dentist, Dr. Gene Hassell, is an expert in all things, and especially dental implants!
Why dental implants? Perhaps you aren’t familiar with the risks of wearing dentures, such as bone loss, difficulty in affixing to your mouth or the inconvenience of daily care and cleaning. Overtime, people that wear dentures will actually lose bone structure in their jaw! Dental implants fix this by simulating real teeth in your mouth, so that when you chew and use your teeth, the pressure and impact that your normal, natural teeth exert on your jaw helps keep your bone healthy, strong and wear resistant!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that provide a permanent base for fixed, replacement teeth. Compared to dentures, bridges and crowns, dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people who suffer from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. Because they fit, feel and function like natural teeth, dental implants are quickly becoming the new standard in tooth replacement.
You can use dental implants to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or a full upper and/or lower set of teeth.
Dental implants typically have three parts:
1) The implant: A screw that serves as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.
2) The abutment: A permanent, but removable by your doctor, connector that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth.
3) The crown (or prosthetic tooth): This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.