State-of-the-Art Dental Implants in Albuquerque, NM

From giving you self-confidence to helping you eat and speak your teeth play several essential roles in your life. That means when you are missing a tooth or teeth, it can have a significant effect on you and your body. Restore your smile by replacing those missing teeth with services from Terry Gomez DDS.

Dr. Gomez and her staff are ready to sit down with you to look at your mouth and figure out the best approach when it comes to restoring your smile. While not the right choice for everyone, dental implant crowns and bridges are popular for candidates with good bone density and robust immune systems.

What Dental Implants Are

Dental implants are synthetic structures placed in the part of the mouth where the root of the missing tooth would be. These implants are anchored to the jawbone and serve as the foundation for a crown, permanent bridge, or dentures.

Implants are so well designed that they look and feel just like natural teeth. They are usually made from synthetic yet biocompatible material such as ceramic or metal.

The Implant Process

Surgery is necessary when getting a dental implant. An oral surgeon or a periodontist will prepare the area for the implant and place it in the mouth. Once the procedure is finished, the implant will need some time to heal and build up bone structure to anchor it successfully.

Since surgery is required, patients will receive anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to help prevent infection. Once the implant is stable, a permanent dental implant bridge or crown will be placed on the implant. Like any restoration, diligent oral hygiene and care are required to ensure that the implant will last for a long time.