Dental Implants in Waco, Temple, Round Rock, and Gatesville

When we do not take care of our teeth, we are more susceptible to tooth decay, periodontal disease, tooth loss, and injury. The road to replacing a missing tooth is long, but it is now easier than ever with today’s technology. At Acre Wood Dental in Texas, we offer dental implants. No longer are the only options for replacing missing teeth, dentures, and bridges. Now you can choose to get a dental implant. If you want to learn more about dental implants, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! 

What are Dental Implants? 

Our dental implants in Waco, Temple, Round Rock, and Gatesville, Texas, are prosthetic tooth replacements. It is a surgical procedure that completely replaces the root of your tooth, creating a strong foundation for a dental crown. The implant is meant to appear completely natural. It should also function like a real tooth and withstand the everyday stresses on our teeth. It is an excellent cosmetic option that will restore your confidence in your smile along with proper speaking and chewing abilities. 

Who Can Get Dental Implants? 

If you are interested in dental implants, please call us, and we will have you in for a consultation. Almost anyone can qualify for a dental implant, but there are specific things we look for when making the decision. One of the most important things to have is a healthy jaw bone. Your jaw bone will hold your new tooth’s root and sustain the implant. If you have a weak jaw bone, the implant coil potentially fails. It would be best to be committed to practicing good oral hygiene and keeping your teeth in the best condition possible. While dental health is essential, we also look for good physical health when considering qualifying for an implant. We will work with you during a consultation to ensure a dental implant is the best fit for you. 

What Does the Dental Implant Process Consist Of?

There are three major parts to a dental implant procedure. They are the placement of the post, the abutment, and the crown. Because this is a surgical procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied. We can assure you that you are in the best hands possible. If you have any questions about the different sedatives we offer, don’t hesitate to reach out! 

The post is a metal screw that will become your new tooth’s root. The doctor will open the tooth socket and drill down into the jaw bone. Once there is space, the post will be cemented in place. Your mouth will need time to heal before we can move on with the process. As the tissue heals around the post, it secures it in place. 

The second part of the process is the abutment placement. The abutment is a small piece that will connect the post to a dental crown. It is what will secure the prosthetic tooth in place. Your gum line will also need time to heal around the abutment before the crown can be placed. We will give you a temporary crown while you wait. 

Finally, a custom-made crown to your desired color, shape, and form will be connected. Once we connect the crown, your implant is ready for use. If you feel some sensitivity during the first couple of days that we place the crown, there is no need to worry. It is normal, and it should pass quickly. If it continues, please let us know! 

Benefits of Dental Implants

  • Improved ability to speak and chew properly.
  • Boost your self-esteem and confidence.
  • Your mouth can now fully function comfortably.
  • Implants are durable, and if they are taken care of, they can last for decades.
  • Implants are permanent, so you don’t have to worry about losing it or having it come loose.

If you are in Waco, Temple or Gatesville, Texas, and are looking for a way to improve your smile, a dental implant might be an excellent option for you! Come into Acre Wood Dental today to learn more!

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