Dental Implants: A Permanent, Natural-Looking Tooth Replacement
Missing teeth can lead to a number of health issues, including teeth and bite misalignment that can cause TMJ pain, poor nutrition and low self-confidence. While there are removable appliances that can restore the appearance of a full smile, there is also a permanent option—dental implants. Your Rio Rancho family dentist can provide the permanent restoration you want!
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Benefits of Tooth Implants
A tooth implant is a metal post that is integrated into the jawbone to replace the missing tooth root. A dental crown is placed on top of the post to replace the missing tooth crown. Replacing a tooth using an implant comes with several benefits, including:
The jaw bone heals around the post, integrating it much like a natural tooth root. This process, called osseointegration, ensures that the implant is permanently fixed and stable.
The dental crown mounted on the post is made of porcelain, which withstands the pressure of biting and chewing and provides some stain resistance as well.
The porcelain shade of the dental crown can be selected to match the color of your surrounding teeth, making the implant indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Mini tooth implants, which have smaller posts and no dental crown, may be used to stabilize partial dentures or complete dentures, too.
An Experienced Implant Dentist
As a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantolgists and a member of The Academy of Osseointegration, Dr. Fife has a high success rate with tooth implants. But at Fife Dental Care, you get more than a permanent, natural-looking tooth replacement. You also get a better dental experience. Our staff does everything possible to ensure your safety and comfort, and Dr. Fife is licensed to provide oral conscious sedation to achieve an anxiety-free visit.
Contact our Rio Rancho, NM office today to schedule your appointment.