Missing teeth can significantly impact your quality of life, affecting your ability to enjoy your favorite foods, and to enunciate and communicate clearly. Dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures are effective solutions to restore function and aesthetics, and their benefits are multiplied when they are secured by durable dental implants. In Rio Grande City and McAllen, Dr. Raymond Cruz Best provides quality implant-retained dental restorations. You can learn more about your candidacy for implants during a consultation at our practice. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Best, contact our office today.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are surgically placed in the jawbone, where they become fused to create a permanent foundation. Implants provide increased security for dental restorations like crowns and dentures, and also offer an added benefit of preserving a patient's oral health. Bone mass in the jaw typically deteriorates as a result of missing teeth, and implants effectively stimulate the surrounding bone, preventing additional tooth loss.
Creating a Treatment Plan
If you are considering dental implants, Dr. Best can help determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure using a comprehensive examination and assessment of your jawbone density. To begin the implant process, he will use digital technology and detailed molds to create a customized treatment plan. After an oral surgeon has placed your implants, Dr. Best can provide you with temporary restorations to improve functionality during the healing process. Once your implants have fully healed, a permanent restoration can be placed.
Dr. Best has more than 30 years of experience providing patients with custom dental restorations, including implant-supported dental crowns and implant-supported dentures. Also known as overdentures, implant-supported dentures can replace an entire row of teeth in the upper or lower arch, and function as reliably as natural teeth. There is no need to use messy adhesives with overdentures, which stay firmly in place until you remove them for cleaning.
Dental crowns secured with implants are appropriate to restore a single missing tooth, and also look and feel just like a real tooth. Implants can also serve as sturdy anchors for dental bridges, also known as partial dentures, which fill in gaps created by one or more missing teeth.
A Beautiful New Smile
The luminous porcelain our dental laboratory uses to create restorations are carefully matched to blend with your existing teeth, so your smile is extremely natural looking. The prosthetics have the appearance of natural tooth enamel, and are customized based on the shade, size, and shape of your surrounding teeth. In addition to providing a strong, healthy bite, you’ll love the way you look with a fully rejuvenated smile that also combats the aged, sunken appearance that can result from missing teeth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
You deserve to feel wholly confident in the health and appearance of your smile. Learn more about implant-supported dental restorations provided by Dr. Best. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.