What are dental implants? A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as a root for your tooth. It’s surgically positioned into your jawbone beneath your gum line. This allows your dentist to mount your replacement teeth or a bridge into that spot. Implants never come loose like dentures can.
Dental implants have amazing benefits for your oral health because they do not have to be anchored to any of your natural teeth, like bridges. At TORC Dental you have a choice when it comes to your dental implants. You can choose between subperiosteal implants, endosteal implants, All-on-4 implants and teeth-in-a-day.
These dental implants are made of a metal framework. The metal frame is attached under your gum tissue, but above your jawbone, so they are attached to your teeth, not in them. Small metal posts protrude from the metal framework that is created. These posts are used as anchors for your replacement teeth that your dentist will attach to the implant.
Unlike subperiosteal implants, endosteal implants are surgically implanted directly into your jawbone. Once your surrounding gum tissue heals, you will need a second surgery to connect a post to the original implant. To finish the process, an artificial tooth, or teeth, is attached to the post individually. They can also be grouped on a bridge or denture.
All-on-4 implants decrease the number of implants you need to replace all your teeth. Instead of using an implant for every missing tooth, your dentist will strategically place four implants on top and four on the bottom as the main anchors for your dentures.
For teeth replacement, dental implants are still the most effective solution, but modern implant technology now allows you to receive your new replacement teeth the same day you get your dental implants. This eliminates the wait associated with traditional dental implants. With this cost-effective solution, your dentist will use four dental implants to replace an entire arch of your teeth.
Call TORC Dental now at 512-380-1415 to schedule an appointment for your dental implants in Dripping Springs.