Full and Partial Dental Implants
Whether to replace one tooth, multiple, or support partials or dentures, the best solution for restoring your smile are dental implants! Replacing the root of a tooth by anchoring to the bone of the jaw, dental implants provide a strong foundation for patients seeking permanent solutions, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. In addition to improved stability and functionality, dental implants are considered the premier solution for restorative dentistry because of their ability to best replicate the look and feel of a natural smile!
At LoPour & Associates DDS in Albuquerque, Dr. Greg LoPour and the rest of our staff have committed themselves to guiding patients towards beautiful, healthy smiles. Whether you’ve lost one tooth or multiple to decay, periodontal disease, or injury, we have the cutting-edge technology and unmatched experience to provide you with the best dental implant treatments and care in the industry!
Benefits of a Restored Smile
In comparison to other restorative solutions, dental implants offer a multitude of benefits, including improved:
- Oral health
Dental Implant Process
Being that we specialize in both restorative dentistry and oral surgery, our Albuquerque dentists and surgeons will work together to help you choose which implant option is best for you, then develop an individualized treatment plan. On the day of your procedure, a small post made of titanium will be implanted into the bone of the socket of the missing tooth. While you heal, the post will be anchored into place as the jawbone grows around the post, which can take anywhere from six to 12 weeks. During your next appointment, an abutment, which is essentially a small connector post, will be attached to the implanted titanium post. If dental crowns are included in your treatment plan, impressions of the tooth or teeth you’re replacing will be made, replicated into crowns, and are then attached to the abutment. If you’re getting partials or dentures, attachments to support those will be added. Both crowns and dentures will be matched to the existing size, color, and shape of your natural teeth, and because they’re anchored to your jaw, they’ll feel and function like natural teeth, too!
Restore More Than Your Smile
Yes, dental implants replace a missing tooth and restore the aesthetic of your smile, but at LoPour & Associates DDS, we believe dental implants have the ability to do so much more. If you left a tooth socket empty, surrounding teeth would be exposed to its bacteria and decay, increasing the risk of tooth and gum disease. Furthermore, if there’s nothing to support your jaw, the bone around a socket will begin to deteriorate, causing teeth to shift and your face to sag—meaning dental implants improve more than just your oral health! Beyond that, it’s a proven fact that when you feel good (oral health) and look good (improved appearance) you are more confident! So, in addition to restoring your smile and oral health, here at LoPour & Associates DDS, we help revive your confidence, too!
Wondering if you’re a candidate for dental implants? Visit LoPour & Associates DDS in Albuquerque, where a complete, confident smile awaits you!