Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Are there gaps in your smile? To restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, Drs. Vela and Arredondo may recommend dental implants in Corpus Christi, Texas. A dental implant is made up of a titanium implant post and a dental restoration. The dental implant post is surgically placed in your jawbone by our dentists, where it acts as replacement tooth roots. The dental restoration, which can be a dental crown, a dental bridge, or dentures, is attached to the dental implant post.
To place a dental implant, our dentists will first surgically place the dental implant post in the bone socket of the missing tooth. When your jawbone heals, it will grow around the implant post, anchoring it in place. The healing process will take about six to twelve weeks. A small connector post called an abutment is attached to the implant post. Impressions are then taken of your teeth so that your dental restoration can be constructed. Once the dental restoration is complete, it is attached to the abutment.
We welcome you to contact Vela Dental Centers Crosstown today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule your next appointment with our dentists.