- Posted on: Feb 28 2018
Losing a tooth because of an injury or periodontal disease is difficult, but dental implants offer many patients innovative alternatives to bridges. Unlike bridges, dental implants do not involve changes to the neighboring teeth. You have many options for your implants, and Dr. Garza recommends Thommen implants to his patients.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are replacement teeth that are affixed to the bone in your jaw. The implant has parts:
- Metal anchor in the bone that replaces the root of the tooth
- Metal post for mounting the crown
- Crown that replaces the portion of the tooth above the gum line
After the metal anchor is positioned, the bone heals and forms around the implant. This ensures that the dental implant is a relatively permanent part of the jaw.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
If you have one or more missing teeth, you may want to consider dental implants as an alternative to a bridge. Dental implants:
- Protect existing bone and prevent bone loss
- Do not require changes to the surrounding teeth
- Rarely result in rejection by the body
- Provide a stable, long-lasting foundation for replacement teeth
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants are a good option for most patients. If you have an excessive bone loss, Dr. Garza may recommend an alternative, such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
Why Should I Choose Thommen Implants?
Dr. Garza offers dental implants that are produced by the Swiss company, Thommen Medical. These implant appliances are amongst the highest quality available, and Thommen has an international reputation for being on the cutting-edge of implant technologies. The company invests in a quality program that results in exceptional satisfaction, both from the perspective of the dentist and patient. Studies by the company have shown that almost all Thommen Medical dental implants that were installed at least 10 years ago continue to work properly.
Learn More About Thommen Dental Implants. Contact Dr. John A. Garza.
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