Implant Dentistry

Implant dentistry offers a transformative solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth, providing a durable and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dentures or bridges. Dental implants are designed to replicate the natural structure of a tooth, ensuring both functionality and appearance are restored to their optimal state.

A dental implant comprises two main components: the implant post and the implant restoration. The implant post, typically made of titanium or another biocompatible material, serves as a substitute for the tooth root. It is surgically placed into the jawbone, where it integrates with the bone in a process called osseointegration. This not only provides a strong and stable foundation for the replacement tooth but also stimulates the surrounding bone tissue, preventing bone loss that often accompanies tooth loss.

Following the placement of the implant post, a healing period is necessary to allow the post to securely integrate with the jawbone. During this time, our dentists will monitor your progress to ensure successful integration. Once the healing process is complete, a custom-made restoration is attached to the implant post. This restoration can be a single crown, a bridge or even a full denture, depending on your specific needs. The result is a natural-looking and functional tooth replacement that can significantly improve your quality of life.

Caring for dental implants is straightforward and mirrors the care routine for natural teeth. Regular brushing and flossing, along with routine dental checkups, are essential to maintain the health and longevity of your implants. Proper care ensures that your implants remain stable and functional for many years to come.

Anyone who has lost a tooth or multiple teeth could be a candidate for implant dentistry. Ideal candidates are those with healthy gums and sufficient bone density to support the implant. However, even if you have existing dental conditions such as gum disease or tooth decay, you may still be eligible for implants after receiving appropriate treatment to address these issues.

If you are considering dental implants in Keene, Texas, please reach out to Keene Family Dentistry at 817-641-0000 and schedule a consultation with Dr. Christian Nwokorie or Dr. Rashmi Thapa. We can assess your individual situation and discuss the best options for restoring your smile. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today to learn more about how implant dentistry can benefit you!