If you’re missing a tooth, you may think your only option is dentures. At Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center in Corinth, Texas, Harry Ashitey, DDS, offers a more stable, more natural-looking solution. With dental implants, Dr. Ashitey and his team give patients a permanent, comfortable replacement tooth that’s fixed in place. To learn more about how dental implants can transform your smile, call Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center or schedule your appointment online today.
Dental implants are a way to replace a missing tooth with one that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. In place of a natural tooth root, this replacement tooth uses a metal post implanted into your jaw.
With this sturdy foundation, the artificial tooth feels and looks just like all of your natural teeth. That means you can laugh and smile with confidence and eat and drink without worrying that a denture will move in your mouth.
Dental implants are made up of three parts: the metal post, the replacement tooth, and the abutment that connects the other two pieces together. Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth in a row, or the entire arch of your teeth using a solution called All-on-4®.
If you’re interested in dental implants to restore your smile, Dr. Ashitey is available to talk through the procedure with you so you can feel comfortable and relaxed during it.
The first step of the process is placing the metal portion of the dental implant in your jawbone. Dr. Ashitey offers sedation and anesthetics to keep you comfortable during this part of the treatment process. He also uses a WaterLase® laser to ensure precision during placement and to minimize the trauma to your mouth tissue, which helps you heal faster and with less pain.
Once your mouth has healed and the metal post is integrated with your jawbone, Dr. Ashitey affixes the abutment and your custom-made replacement tooth. The tooth is tailored to perfectly match your surrounding teeth in both shade and shape.
After this appointment, your replacement tooth or teeth are ready for use. You can smile, eat, talk, and drink with confidence.
Historically, dental implants have been used to replace anywhere between one to a few teeth. However, Dr. Ashitey also offers All-on-4 dental implants to restore a full arch of teeth. Using just four strategically placed metal posts, he can secure a full arch of teeth to your jaw so you can get a stable, beautiful smile.
If dental implants sound like a fit for you and your smile goals, call Aesthetic Dentistry & Implant Center or book your appointment online today.