With dental implants, the possibilities for your new smile are virtually endless. Though the basic concept for the foundation of most dental implants is the same, the final outcome can be customized to reflect your unique personality and individual needs. Ultimately, the end result of the implant process is a single tooth or a full set of teeth that look beautifully natural.
A beautiful and successful dental implant begins with a thorough clinical examination. Your oral surgeon will utilize digital imaging to gather information about the underlying bone at the location of the proposed implant. Even the position of the neighboring teeth will be evaluated in order to ensure that there is sufficient space for your new artificial tooth and root. The health of the surrounding gum tissue will also be carefully considered to ensure that proper healing can take place.
Though the basic concept for the foundation of most dental implants is the same, the final outcome can be customized to reflect your unique personality and individual needs.
As the implant is placed into the bone, precise details such as the implant’s size and angulation are considered. The position of the implant will have a significant impact on the final appearance of your new tooth. During this phase of the procedure, your oral surgeon will ensure that the implant is also properly aligned with the neighboring teeth. A tooth that is positioned too far forward or too far backward will not appear to look as natural as a tooth that falls in line with the adjacent teeth.
The appearance of your gum tissue is another important factor to the esthetic success of your new tooth. The dental implant procedure is minimally invasive, meaning that there is very little trauma or disruption to the gum tissue. By utilizing precision instrumentation and customized guides, the integrity of the gums can be preserved. This attention to detail tends to result in speedier healing and a natural continuity of the gumline.
Partnering with your oral surgeon during the implant process is typically more comfortable and predictable when you are confident that you share the same goals. To learn more about how to achieve functional success as well as cosmetic success, contact our board certified oral surgeons at Northern Texas Facial & Oral Surgery, serving Irving and the neighboring areas, and schedule your implant consultation today.