Losing any tooth in your mouth can seriously impair oral function. It can be worse if the tooth was prevalent in your smile, which can impact your self-esteem. Fortunately, your dentist, Dr., can restore the presence and cosmetic appearance of the tooth by installing a titanium dental implant into the socket. This will eventually anchor a porcelain dental crown.
Titanium is the ideal metal for this style of dental restoration. Once it is installed into the socket, the implanted abutment will integrate with the surrounding bone tissues through a process known as osseointegration.
Dr. will cover the implant with a hard, plastic cap called a temporary crown. This will protect the implant while it fuses into the socket.
When the implant abutment is ready, Dr. will make an impression. This will be used as a guide for a dental lab technician while they create your porcelain dental crown. Since porcelain can be colored, the crown can be perfectly shaded to match the surrounding teeth in your smile.
If you’ve lost a tooth in your smile and you’re interested in a dental implant in Arlington, Texas, you should call 682.558.8720 to set up a dental implant consultation at Smiley Dental Arlington.