Implant Dentistry in West Texas
Whether you have one or more missing or severely damaged teeth, dental implants offer the best, most stable and longest-lasting solution. Thanks to modern technology, dental implants are strong, beautiful and completely natural-looking. Here with Steven Spivack, DDS, you’ll find dental implant restorations to keep your smile looking great.
When a tooth is missing, the neighboring and opposing teeth may change position, leading to malalignment, malocclusion and dysfunction. Missing teeth will also cause bone loss from the jaws, due to decreased bone stimulation from lack of chewing and this could result into the loss of more teeth. Facial physical changes are also frequent as a result of bone loss and people can often look older than they really are.
Why Dental Implants?
Today, dental implants offer a wide range of solutions to replace missing teeth. Dental implants can restore your quality of life, smile and self-confidence. Considered a major advance in dental care, implants offer an esthetically pleasing tooth replacement option and provide many advantages that may preserve oral health:
- Implants are made of titanium, a safe, durable biocompatible material that is not rejected by the human body
- Implants maintain the natural bone, minimizing further bone loss due to bone stimulation
- Implant-supported prostheses can save your natural teeth (unlike conventional dental bridges, the adjacent teeth are untouched with implants)
- Because implants are anchored into the jawbone, the attached prosthesis is fixed which provides stability and peace of mind, eliminating the unpleasant aspects of a conventional prosthesis – denture looseness, bulkiness and discomfort, social embarrassment, chewing and speaking difficulties
With proper care and maintenance, dental implants are durable. They provide excellent support and stability for dental restorations. The restorations Dr. Spivack creates make the implants look, feel and function just like natural teeth and restore your smile! Dental implants are strong, stable and durable enough to last many years.
Complete dental implants consist of three segments. The first is a screw-like titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw bone. The second part is called an abutment. This is attached to the post and forms a base for the crown (cap) – the third and final part. Dental crowns are also called restorations.
After struggling with loose-fitting dentures, you will love the confidence you can have once again with teeth that feel like your own. Not just single tooth implants – but bridges and more. Today, patients have the option of replacing one tooth, several teeth or complete dentures with an implant-supported tooth, bridge or several teeth.