Tooth replacement is essential in order for patients to preserve their optimal level of oral health. Traditional forms of tooth replacement restored only those parts of teeth visible above the gum line, but dental implant supported tooth replacement solutions replace both the roots and crowns of lost teeth for a more natural solution. If you’ve lost a single tooth or a full arch of teeth, we invite you to contact our team to schedule a dental implant consultation today. The Texarkana dental office of Pleasant Grove Family Dentistry welcomes patients from Nash and other nearby communities.
If we determine that dental implant tooth replacement is the best option, we’ll begin the two phase restoration process. During the first phase of the process, titanium implant posts are surgically placed below the gum line. A dentist or oral surgeon makes a small incision in the soft tissue. Then, the implant post is placed. Before patients leave, a protective cap is attached to the implant post. Over the course of three to six months, the implant fuses with the gums and jawbone mimicking the natural function of tooth roots. Once the fusion process, known as osseointegration, is completed, patients return to our office where we’ll attach abutments to the implants, and connect one or more replacement teeth. The tooth replacement solution we use will depend upon the position and extent of tooth loss. Typical dental implant solutions include: